Pakistan, arguably the world's most volatile nation, is constantly on the minds of Washington's policymakers, who are gripped by fears of radical Islamist takeovers and loose nukes, but they obsess much less about Pakistan's demographics. This could soon change, writes Asia Program Associate Michael Kugelman.
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Asia Program is seeking applications from all qualified candidates for the position of Asia Program Associate, whose duties will focus on the Center's Northeast Asia programming, particularly regarding Japan. The deadline for applications has changed. It is now Friday, May 18, 2012.
In a September 17 op-ed in Pakistan's Dawn newspaper, program associate Michael Kugelman argues that foreign land acquisitions in Pakistan could exacerbate already-grave resource shortages and trigger political strife.
The following essay was first presented, in slightly modified form, at an Asia Program seminar held on April 16, 2003. Its author, Jean-Luc Racine, is one of Europe's most-respected scholars of South Asia.
Bloomberg Businessweek cited Katie Lebling's work on China's distant water fishing fleets.
Essays by Michael Evans and Thomas-Durell Young
The Fukushima nuclear meltdown has forced Japan to reconsider its energy policy, and as the country continues to grapple with the aftermath of the crisis triggered by the March 2011 earthquake, public opinion remains deeply divided about the country’s future energy policy including nuclear power. The United States, too, is facing its own challenges, as a bonanza in natural gas within its borders in recent years is redefining the meaning of energy independence. How both countries are looking beyond petroleum to meet their respective energy needs, and prospects for alternative energy sources including nuclear power, were the topics of discussion at the latest Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum, held in Tokyo on October 31, 2012.