India’s new prime minister Narendra Modi is a man of contradictions. But he is dogged by many misconceptions. Michael Kugelman exposes 4 that are getting a lot of attention.
Pakistan is South Asia’s most rapidly urbanizing country. In barely 10 years, nearly 50 percent of its 180 million people will live in cities (a third do today). The series seeks to share with a wider audience the proceedings of a recent Wilson Center conference that explored Pakistan’s urbanization challenges.
The Asia Program is delighted to announce that Pakistan Scholar Huma Yusuf has won the "Best Column" award from the All Pakistan Newspaper Society for the second year in a row. Ayesha Siddiqa, who served as the Wilson Center's first Pakistan Scholar in 2004-05, earned the "Best Investigative Report" award. Read more here.
There is always hope that new legislation will change relationships and improve development. In reality, the solution is a long term process, said Mirza Jahani, Chief Executive Officer of the Aga Khan Foundation, in an exclusive interview. “To be a better aid agency you need to have your people there for longer periods of time with increased tour lengths of individuals.”
The Wilson Center's 2007-08 Pakistan Scholar, Samia Altaf, critiques the quality of political leadership in Pakistan in a thought-provoking op-ed from the March 27, 2008 edition of Dawn.
Asia Program global fellow Huma Yusuf co-authored the chapter "Pakistan, the United States, and the Endgame in Afghanistan" for a new book published by the United States Institute of Peace.