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Taiwan's Energy Conundrum

Explore the complex set of opportunities and challenges inherent in Taiwan’s energy profile in the latest Asia Program Special Report.

The U.S.-Afghanistan Prisoner Swap Doesn’t Signal Peace on the Horizon

Bowe Bergdahl, the last remaining U.S. POW in Afghanistan, has been released in exchange for five Taliban detainees held at Guantanamo. While this is a remarkable achievement, the sad truth is that peace is likely to remain elusive in Afghanistan, writes Michael Kugelman.

Why Pakistanis Are Angry About Taliban Leader's Death

The U.S. drone strike that killed Pakistani Taliban (TTP) leader Hakimullah Mehsud has seemingly sparked a fresh crisis in U.S.-Pakistan relations. Or has it? Michael Kugelman analyzes the fall out of Mehsud’s death.

Michael Kugelman's Op-Ed on U.S.-Pakistan Cooperation on Water Issues

In a November 17 op-ed in Pakistan's Dawn newspaper, program associate Michael Kugelman argues that U.S.-Pakistan cooperation on water issues can improve ties between the two countries.

Abe Looks to Redefine U.S.-Japan Ties

Today, President Obama meets with Japan’s new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for the first time. Given the growing tensions in the Asia-Pacific region from the East Asia Sea territorial disputes to the North Korea conundrum, it is in the United States’ interest for the two leaders to develop strong personal ties and build a partnership that will confront the new realities of East Asia, writes Shihoko Goto in this op-ed.

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