This timely study surveys the conflict in Afghanistan from Pakistan’s point of view and analyzes the roots of Pakistan’s ambiguous policy—supporting the United States on one hand and showing empathy for the Afghan Taliban on the other.
Former scholar Yeh-chung Lu co-authored a report on reconciliation strategies on the Korean peninsula the could help reduce cross-Strait tensions between China and Taiwan.
In a October 20 op-ed in Pakistan's The News newspaper, Public Policy Scholar Maleeha Lodhi assesses the terms of friendship between the United States and Pakistan following the passage of the Kerry-Lugar/Berman Bill.
The Fukushima nuclear meltdown has forced Japan to reconsider its energy policy, and as the country continues to grapple with the aftermath of the crisis triggered by the March 2011 earthquake, public opinion remains deeply divided about the country’s future energy policy including nuclear power. The United States, too, is facing its own challenges, as a bonanza in natural gas within its borders in recent years is redefining the meaning of energy independence. How both countries are looking beyond petroleum to meet their respective energy needs, and prospects for alternative energy sources including nuclear power, were the topics of discussion at the latest Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum, held in Tokyo on October 31, 2012.
"The South Asian region cannot afford to remain an isolated prisoner of political doubts, differences, and discords of the past sixty years," said Yashwant Sinha, India's Minister of External Affairs in this speech at the Wilson Center. He went on to outline a ten-point agenda for integration, peace, and prosperity in South Asia.
Outgoing Pakistan Scholar Khurram Husain looks back on his time in Washington D.C. in this edition of his regular column.