Pakistan and the United States have shared a shaky alliance over the past half-century, yet each country knows surprisingly little about the other. The Asia Program, in conjunction with the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan, will host a Pakistani scholar in residence, annually, and expand programming on Pakistani issues. The inaugural event of this expanded programming was an all-day conference discussing the merits of and obstacles to instituting an Islamic economy in Pakistan.
Water scarcity in some areas, floods in others, and various water-related problems could spark major conflicts that have the potential to cripple Asia's economies.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars today announced the appointment of Greg Sheridan as a Wilson Center Australian Scholar. Sheridan will spend two months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in August 2010, working on a research project examining U.S.-Australian strategic cooperation in the Asia-Pacific.
Former scholar Yeh-chung Lu co-authored a report on reconciliation strategies on the Korean peninsula the could help reduce cross-Strait tensions between China and Taiwan.
The spread of the avian flu virus in both humans and animals across Southeast Asia has soared in recent years. This Special Report examines the public sector constraints Indonesia confronts in battling avian flu, the positive initiatives of the leading pharmaceutical company in the avian flu epidemic, as well as a case study of a successful public-private partnership that strengthens the institutional capacity of Indonesia's public health sector to address its avian flu challenge. Edited by Bhumika Muchhala. Send an email to email@example.com for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.
When it comes to equality for women, Japan ranks 101st out of 135 countries. Shihoko Goto writes that as an ambassador, Caroline Kennedy could serve to change this as a high-profile voice for empowering women in both Japan and the United States.