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Afghanistan Is Not the Next Iraq

Could Afghanistan be the next Iraq? Michael Kugelman provides four reasons to believe that Afghanistan could avert Iraq’s frightening fate.

Fueling the Future: Meeting Pakistan's Energy Needs in the 21st Century

This volume assesses Pakistan's energy needs over the next 25-30 years, and it seeks to foster debate on how Pakistan might succeed in meeting its energy requirements in the decades ahead. Coedited by Robert M. Hathaway, Bhumika Muchhala, and Michael Kugelman. Click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

Taiwan Relations Act: Time For a Change?

The Wilson Center’s Asia Program is pleased to launch a new series marking the 35th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act, and offering recommendations designed to ensure that the TRA remains relevant to the policy challenges of the 21st century.

First time in Pakistan's history coup-making general has to answer charges

Asia Program Public Policy Scholar Farahnaz Ispahani was interviewed on Voice of Russia regarding charges leveled on former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf.

Wilson Center Awards Japan Scholarship to Shin Kawashima

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars today announced the appointment of Dr. Shin Kawashima as a Wilson Center Japan Scholar. Kawashima will spend two months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in August 2009, working on a research project examining the diplomatic history of Taiwan as revealed through recently released official documents

Afghanistan, Against the Odds: A Demographic Surprise

A new survey finds that Afghanistan and Pakistan are on surprisingly similar demographic paths. Demographer Elizabeth Leahy Madsen says this is good news for Afghanistan, but not for Pakistan, where efforts to meet family planning needs have fallen short.

Charity or Terrorism?

Op-ed on Gujarat Violence Provokes Heated Comment Robert M. Hathaway, director of the Wilson Center's Asia Program, recently published an op-ed in The Hindu suggesting the need for an official investigation into U.S. fund-raising efforts by groups implicated in the communal violence that wracked India earlier this year. Hathaway's article has triggered a number of heated replies, some of which are reprinted with the article. Read the op-ed and the responses to it. Others wishing to enter this debate may do so by emailing their comments to asia@wwic.si.edu Selected responses that help promote serious discussion of these issues will be posted on this website.

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