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Public Policy Scholar Marvin Ott on China's Ambitions in the South China Sea

Oct 01, 2010
Public Policy Scholar Marvin Ott discusses China's strategic ambitions in the South China Sea.

U.S. Trade Policy Toward Bangladesh

Aug 11, 2010
The government of Bangladesh's recent decision to double the minimum wage in the garment sector was significant, argues Public Policy Scholar Sanchita Saxena in a new commentary . However, she argues that Bangladesh continues to pay high tariffs to the United States (ten times the amount of development assistance it receives), hurting its competitiveness and chances at poverty reduction.

Wilson Center Awards Australian Scholarship to Gregory Sheridan

Aug 05, 2010
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars today announced the appointment of Greg Sheridan as a Wilson Center Australian Scholar. Sheridan will spend two months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in August 2010, working on a research project examining U.S.-Australian strategic cooperation in the Asia-Pacific.

The Real Culprit Behind Pakistan's Water Crisis

Jul 26, 2010
In a July 26 op-ed in Pakistan's Dawn newspaper, program associate Michael Kugelman argues that Pakistan's water crisis is domestically rooted and has little to do with India. Read the op-ed here.

Pakistan's Population Challenge

Jun 23, 2010
This week on dialogue host John Milewski explores the nation's changing demographics and what they may tell us about near and long term prospects for this vital U.S. ally with guests Michael Kugelman, Zeba Sathar, and Mehtab Karim.

Legitimizing the Illegitimate? Burma's Political Dilemmas

Jun 08, 2010
This year's elections in Burma will effect little political change despite mounting international and domestic pressure on the nation's ruling junta, four experts concluded at a May 25 event hosted by the Asia Program. They also agreed that discussions on Burma should not be dominated by Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the now-disbanded National League for Democracy.

Defusing the Bomb: Overcoming Pakistan's Population Challenge

Jun 04, 2010
The Asia Program and Environmental Change and Security Program will host a conference on June 9, examining not a when-does-the-bomb-explode scenario, but instead one of what-if-any-steps-can-be-taken-to-put-the-bomb-out.

Michael Kugelman on Pakistan's Aid Effectiveness

May 27, 2010
Program associate Michael Kugelman, in a guest post on the New Security Beat blog, weighs in on the debate about aid effectiveness in Pakistan. He calls for Washington "to diversify its aid partners" in Pakistan, and not to place "all its eggs in the Pakistani government basket."

New Op-Ed on Reforming Pakistan Education by Wilson Center Pakistan Scholar Sabiha Mansoor

May 25, 2010
In the first of a two-part op-ed series in Pakistan's Daily Times newspaper, Sabiha Mansoor called for the adoption of a more innovative approach to improving higher education in Pakistan. Click here to read the op-ed.

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