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The Policy Space Debate: Does a Globalized and Multilateral Economy Constrain Development Policies?

This Special Report asks whether global economic policies and rules constrain national policy space to enable developing countries to choose the best policy mix for achieving sustainable and equitable development. This central question is addressed through critical assessments of how the policy frameworks of the international financial institutions, exchange rate regimes, as well as intellectual property rights affect the development paradigms of developing countries. Edited by Bhumika Muchhala. Send an email to asia@wilsoncenter.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

The Zardari Legacy

Zardari's legacy will be the strengthening of the democratic process. Out of office, he can now work on rebuilding the PPP so that the party can seek a mandate from the people during the next election to actually govern and deliver -- something it was not allowed to do last time, writes Farahnaz Ispahani.

Maleeha Lodhi's Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Maleeha Lodhi testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on October 1, 2009, regarding the impact on Pakistan of the war in Afghanistan.

Maleeha Lodhi's Co-Written Op-Ed Feature in the Financial Times

In an Oct. 5th op-ed in the Financial Times, Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Maleeha Lodhi and Anatol Lieven of the New America Foundation proposed an exit strategy for the West from "the Afghan quagmire."

Michael Kugelman's Thoughts on Afghanistan in Foreign Policy and the Washington Post

Mineral wealth can bring great prosperity to Afghanistan, argues senior program associate Michael Kugelman in a Washington Post video clip. In a new Foreign Policy piece, he ranks mineral wealth as one of Afghanistan's four most important concerns.

Taiwan's Energy Conundrum

Explore the complex set of opportunities and challenges inherent in Taiwan’s energy profile in the latest Asia Program Special Report.

Wilson Center, Fellowship Fund for Pakistan Join Forces to Expand Study of Pakistan in Washington, D.C.

In a ceremony at the Wilson Center, the Honorable Lee H. Hamilton, president and director of the Wilson Center, and Munawar Z. Noorani, Fellowship Fund for Pakistan chairman, signed an agreement that lays the foundation for a greatly expanded focus by the Center on Pakistan, Pakistan’s economy, and U.S. - Pakistani relations.Apply for the Fellowship

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