Pakistan Scholar Samia Altaf calls for apologies from Pakistan's major political and military figures and more effective oversight to constrain future governments in the March 12, 2008, issue of Dawn.
Pakistan faces more sectarian strife and economic struggle next year, predicts senior program associate for South Asia Michael Kugelman in a recent piece for CNN's GPS blog.
The Asia Program is currently recruiting for a Program Associate with responsibility for planning and developing conferences and seminars primarily related to Japan and Northeast Asia. For More information please see the full PDF job announcement. Please note the application deadline for this announcement has been extended until May 18, 2012.
India currently imports about two-thirds of its oil--a number expected to rise to 90 percent by 2030. In a December 26 commentary published by EnergyPulse, program associate Michael Kugelman discusses India's burgeoning energy needs, its growing dependence on overseas resources, and the implications of this global search for energy.
This summary of the Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum, held in Tokyo in October 2009, discusses the U.S.-Japan bilateral alliance and issues relating to non-proliferation and moving toward a world free of nuclear weapons. The Forum was co-sponsored by the Wilson Center’s Asia Program and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation. This report includes transcripts of keynote speeches by Japan’s former Permanent Representative to the United Nations Yukio Satoh and the former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry.
The world is experiencing a grain rush. With increasing frequency, food-importing countries and private investors are acquiring farmland across the developing world. This new publication marks one of the first efforts in the United States to bring together perspectives from international organizations, farmers, and investors alike about a trend often referred to as a new phase of the world food crisis. Edited by Michael Kugelman and Susan L. Levenstein. Send an email to email@example.com for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.