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Wilson Center Awards Pakistan Scholarship

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in collaboration with the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan (FFFP), a charitable trust based in Karachi, announced the appointment of Dr. Sabiha Mansoor as the Wilson Center's new Pakistan Scholar. Mansoor will spend nine months in residence at the Wilson Center beginning in September 2009, carrying out research and writing a book on fashioning a professional development strategy for higher education faculty in Pakistan.

Point of View: China's Leadership Transition

Gang Lin, program associate with the Center's Asia Program, discusses the regime change in China and its implications.

Why Afghanistan Should Be Worried About Pakistan's Political Crisis

This month, Pakistan has experienced its most serious political crisis in years. While the outcome of the protests remains uncertain, this much is clear: The Pakistani military is the big winner. This is bad news for Pakistan's fragile democracy -- but also for fragile Afghanistan.

Seabed Petroleum in Northeast Asia: Conflict or Cooperation?

What are the potentials of petroleum deposits in the East China Sea and Yellow Sea? Will cooperation or conflict prevail among countries that seek to develop these resources? This link includes a report by Selig S. Harrison, Woodrow Wilson Center senior scholar, as well as unabridged versions of all working papers submitted to two unprecedented workshops in Beijing co-sponsored by the Wilson Center and the China Institute of International Studies (an arm of the Chinese Foreign Ministry). Send an email to asia@wilsoncenter.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

Statement on North Korean Missile Launch

North Korean missile launch raises more questions than answers about the secretive nation – and what we don’t know. Asia Program Director Robert M. Hathaway analyzes...

Vietnam’s China Dilemma: Steering in New Strategic Environment

Vietnam’s relationship with China is a test of the strategic challenge it faces against a long historical backdrop. Hanoi’s rapprochement with the US and its joining ASEAN are manifestations of its diplomatic adroitness, writes Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Marvin Ott in a recent edition of RSIS Commentaries.

A Conversation With Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh

India and the United States should continue to build strategic partnerships, said India's newly reelected prime minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on November 23 at an address at the Council on Foreign Relations that was co-sponsored by the Wilson Center. During the address, Singh also discussed Afghanistan, Pakistan, climate change, and his nation's growing economy.

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