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An Optimist’s Hope Begins to Fade

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.

Afghanistan: Year of Decision

With elections looming and international forces withdrawing, 2014 is a year rife with uncertainty for Afghanistan. Over the course of 2014, the Asia Program will be providing context, through events, articles, and other products, for the many decisions to be made in Afghanistan this year—ones of great consequence for Afghanistan, its neighbors, and the international community.

Wilson Center Welcomes Japan Scholar Kuniko Ashizawa

WASHINGTON--The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars welcomes Dr. Kuniko Ashizawa as a Wilson Center Japan Scholar. Ashizawa will spend four months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in September 2010, working on a research project examining Japan's contributions to peacebuilding efforts in Afghanistan.

Japan and the United States After the Great East Japan Earthquake

Read the summary of the most recent Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum. The forum was held in Tokyo to discuss the U.S.-Japan bilateral alliance after the March, 2011, earthquake and tsunami related disasters in Japan, and was co-sponsored by the Wilson Center and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation.

Energy Security in the Strait of Malacca

On November 14, 2006, energy and maritime security experts provided an assessment of energy security in the strategically located Strait of Malacca. See the Powerpoint presentations and summary from our November 14 event

Jihadist Violence: The Indian Threat

A new study by Prof. Stephen Tankel on militancy in India. Prof. Tankel's main focus is a loosely organized indigenous Islamist militant network known as the Indian Mujahideen.

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