Reflecting on Pakistan's political crisis in the wake of the November 3 imposition of emergency rule and the calling of elections for January 8, Wilson Center Pakistan Scholar Samia Altaf worries that a strategy based on urging Pakistan to "return to democracy" without the institutions that make democracy meaningful "betrays either naivete or disinterest."
Testimony of Robert M. Hathaway before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on International Development, Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, and International Environmental Protection
South Korean Foreign Minister Song Min-soon's comments at the Wilson Center receive widespread media coverageNov 09, 2007
Asia Program director Robert M. Hathaway looks at what the election of Bobby Jindal as governor of Louisiana says about the growing political clout of the Asian Indian-American community.
AUGUST 2007 - The Taipei Times notes Taiwan's EPA Minister Dang's talk at the Woodrow Wilson Center
Why the surprisingly relaxed US approach during George W. Bush's first term to the challenge posed by the North Korean nuclear weapons program? For an exploration of this seeming paradox by Asia Program Director Robert M. Hathaway, click here.
On June 15, 2007, the Asia Program hosted a conference on Pakistani trade issues. Pakistan's ambassador to the WTO, Manzoor Ahmad, and Pakistan's ambassador to Italy, Mirza Qamar Beg, made keynote addresses.Read Ambassador Ahmad's keynote addressRead Ambassador Beg's keynote address Read the event summary