A new publication, Global Political Marketing edited by Jennifer Lees-Marshment, Chris Rudd, and Jesper Stromback, features a chapter on political marketing in Japan, co-written by Masahiko Asano and Asia Program associate Bryce Wakefield.
In an Oct. 5th op-ed in the Financial Times, Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Maleeha Lodhi and Anatol Lieven of the New America Foundation proposed an exit strategy for the West from "the Afghan quagmire."
Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Maleeha Lodhi testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on October 1, 2009, regarding the impact on Pakistan of the war in Afghanistan.
In a September 30 op-ed in Pakistan's The News newspaper, Public Policy Scholar Maleeha Lodhi weighs in on the challenges facing President Obama as he considers a strategy shift in Afghanistan.
In a September 17 op-ed in Pakistan's Dawn newspaper, program associate Michael Kugelman argues that foreign land acquisitions in Pakistan could exacerbate already-grave resource shortages and trigger political strife.
SEPTEMBER 2009--Pakistan, already plagued by widespread water shortages, is expected to become water-scarce by 2035--though some experts project this may happen as soon as 2020, if not earlier. This new publication examines Pakistan's water pressures, focusing on both rural and urban angles, and suggests ways forward.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in collaboration with the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan (FFFP), a charitable trust based in Karachi, announced the appointment of Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi as a Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar.
Afghanistan has been beset by violent conflict for decades, and this strife has had a major impact in neighboring Pakistan, a troubled state in its own right. Pakistan Scholar Riaz Mohammad Khan chronicles the effects of the Afghan conflict on Pakistan, emphasizing its toll on political, economic, and societal development.
As Pakistan's army prepares for an assault on the tribal area of South Waziristan, Islamabad may be looking to strengthen its links with tribal militias, or lashkars. This would be a mistake, writes the Asia Program's Michael Kugelman. He explains why close associations with lashkars pose grave risks.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announced the appointment of Satoshi Ikeuchi as a Wilson Center Japan Scholar. Ikeuchi will spend two and one-half months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in October 2009, working on a research project examining American Middle East policy.