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Energizing India's Rural Population

From Wall Street to the global media, there is much giddy talk about India's impressive economic growth and the urban-based prosperity that drives and sustains it. Yet lost in this buzz is an important fact: two-thirds of India's population remains rural. By Asia Program Associate Michael Kugelman.

The Challenges of Asymmetrical Alliance

On June 17, the Woodrow Wilson Center hosted a private luncheon discussion to discuss why the price of maintaining peace must include the ability to join in collective self-defense operations. This was an opportunity for some of Washington’s top Japan analysts and scholars to exchange views with Japan’s leading authority on the legalities of collective self-defense.

Moving towards a stronger India–Japan partnership at the Tokyo summit

Wilson Center Public Policy Fellow K.V. Kesavan writes how the India–Japan partnership has matured into an important component of the new security and economic architecture of the Indo-Pacific region.

Popular Suu Kyi Readies for the Challenges of Politics

Fresh off her party’s near sweep in Burma’s extraordinary parliamentary vote last week, internationally celebrated democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi faces a new test: transforming herself from protest icon to politician. In this interview, biographer Peter Popham discusses the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s political strengths and weaknesses, as well as the fierce drive that keeps her going.

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