Just several years after the 2007-08 global food crisis, the "telltale drivers" of acute global food insecurity have returned, argues Asia Program associate Michael Kugelman in a new World Politics Review op-ed that draws on his recent trip to India.
The immediate aftermath of the Pakistani Supreme Court's recent ousting of the country's prime minister could have been a lot worse, argues South Asia associate Michael Kugelman in the Huffington Post.
Asia Program director Robert M. Hathaway looks at what the election of Bobby Jindal as governor of Louisiana says about the growing political clout of the Asian Indian-American community.
China is rising as a global power, but the position that top foreign policy officials occupy in the Chinese political system is surprisingly far from the center of power, writes Zheng Wang in this op-ed.
Summary of the most recent Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum, held in Tokyo, discusses the U.S.-Japan bilateral alliance after the March, 2011, earthquake and tsunami-related disasters in Japan. The forum was co-sponsored by the Wilson Center and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation. This report includes transcripts of keynote speeches by Japanese government reconstruction panel chair Makoto Iokibe and former deputy secretary of defense Richard L. Armitage.
Constitutional revision is a perennial topic in Japanese political discussion, with Article 9—which renounces war and the threat or use of force as a means of settling international disputes—subject to particularly vigorous debate. This new Asia Program publication asks whether it’s not “A Time for Change” for Japan’s “Peace Constitution.”