Asia Program Special Reports include papers and presentations by guest speakers at seminars and conferences sponsored by the Asia program. The Special Reports aim to make the Asia Program's discussion available to a broader audience. A hard copy of any publication may be obtained free of charge by contacting the Asia Program. Views expressed in the Special Reports do not necessarily reflect the views of the Woodrow Wilson Center. Click on the attachment for a free PDF version.
Washington's hostility toward Pakistan has never been stronger, argues program associate Michael Kugelman in a recent commentary.
In this op-ed from The Dawn, Michael Kugelman writes that while he tends to be an optimist about Pakistan, he fears that the nation's perils are too ingrained and structural to be expunged by even the most exceptional of leaders.
This Special Report explores the complex set of opportunities and challenges inherent in Taiwan’s energy profile. Ssu-li Chang describes the profile, and also considers the possible impact of changed pricing mechanisms and increased reliance on nuclear energy. Herng-Shinn Hwang, outlines the promise of alternative “green” energies. Chi-yuan Liang surveys Taiwan’s energy security, comparing Taiwan’s performance in energy usage with major nations around the world. And Hongyi Lai examines the possibility of energy cooperation and the potential consequences on the island’s energy supply of conflict between Taiwan and mainland China.