The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in collaboration with the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan (FFFP), a charitable trust based in Karachi, announced the appointment of Dr. Sabiha Mansoor as the Wilson Center's new Pakistan Scholar. Mansoor will spend nine months in residence at the Wilson Center beginning in September 2009, carrying out research and writing a book on fashioning a professional development strategy for higher education faculty in Pakistan.
The immediate aftermath of the Pakistani Supreme Court's recent ousting of the country's prime minister could have been a lot worse, argues South Asia associate Michael Kugelman in the Huffington Post.
Gang Lin, program associate with the Center's Asia Program, discusses the regime change in China and its implications.
This year's elections in Burma will effect little political change despite mounting international and domestic pressure on the nation's ruling junta, four experts concluded at a May 25 event hosted by the Asia Program. They also agreed that discussions on Burma should not be dominated by Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the now-disbanded National League for Democracy.
China is rising as a global power, but the position that top foreign policy officials occupy in the Chinese political system is surprisingly far from the center of power, writes Zheng Wang in this op-ed.
In the Dec. 4th issue of The Daily Yomiuri, Wilson Center Japan Scholar Satoshi Ikeuchi comments on the paucity of Japan hands in Washington.
Summary of the most recent Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum, held in Tokyo, discusses the U.S.-Japan bilateral alliance after the March, 2011, earthquake and tsunami-related disasters in Japan. The forum was co-sponsored by the Wilson Center and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation. This report includes transcripts of keynote speeches by Japanese government reconstruction panel chair Makoto Iokibe and former deputy secretary of defense Richard L. Armitage.
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.
On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, program director Robert M. Hathaway, program associate Michael Kugelman, and former Pakistan Scholar Riaz Mohammad Khan published separate op-eds in the Pakistani media.