This timely study surveys the conflict in Afghanistan from Pakistan’s point of view and analyzes the roots of Pakistan’s ambiguous policy—supporting the United States on one hand and showing empathy for the Afghan Taliban on the other.
On April 24, 2006, the Asia Program hosted Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, governor of the State Bank of Pakistan. Dr. Akhtar assumed her present position in January 2006, following a distinguished career with the Asian Development Bank. Read the text of Governor Akhtar's Wilson Center address.
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 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.
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.
Three years ago, an earthquake unleashed a powerful tsunami that slammed into the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, causing a meltdown of three of the plants six nuclear reactors. On the eve of the anniversary of the disaster, we spoke with Japan’s Vice Minister for the Environment, Hideki Makihara.
Testimony of Robert M. Hathaway before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on International Development, Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, and International Environmental Protection