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Reaping the Dividend: Overcoming Pakistan's Demographic Challenges

Pakistan's population is young, fast-growing, and rapidly urbanizing. This new book, edited by program associate Michael Kugelman and program director Robert M. Hathaway, examines how the country can harness the promise of a population often viewed as a hindrance to prosperity and threat to stability. Send an email to asia@wilsoncenter.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

Afghanistan Is Not the Next Iraq

Could Afghanistan be the next Iraq? Michael Kugelman provides four reasons to believe that Afghanistan could avert Iraq’s frightening fate.
Robert Hathaway

Who's Winning the War of Ideas in the Post-9/11 World?

Who is "winning hearts and minds" after 9/11, and what will the future bring for U.S.-Pakistan relations? Asia Program Director Robert Hathaway answers these questions and more as we observe the 10th anniversary of the attack on America.

Chinese Foreign Policy: A New Era Dawns

As its economic clout grows, Beijing is forging its own path in international relations, scholar Anne-Marie Brady writes for The Diplomat.

Chokepoint India: Torrent of Water and Questions Pour From India’s Himalayas

The Asia Program is partnering with the Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum and the Circle of Blue organization on Chokepoint India, a new project examining the intersection of water and energy stress in India.

Fueling the Future: Meeting Pakistan's Energy Needs in the 21st Century

This volume assesses Pakistan's energy needs over the next 25-30 years, and it seeks to foster debate on how Pakistan might succeed in meeting its energy requirements in the decades ahead. Coedited by Robert M. Hathaway, Bhumika Muchhala, and Michael Kugelman. Click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

Dhaka Forecloses the Grameen Brand

Bangladesh's government has chosen a path that clearly will lead to taking over the pioneering microfinance bank, just as its founder, Nobel Prize winner Muhammed Yunus, feared. In this op-ed, Senior Scholar and former Ambassador to Bangladesh William Milam describes the motivations of Prime Minister Hasina’s government to bring the bank down and laments that due to Western inaction, it may now be too late to reverse course.

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