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Fueling the Future: Meeting Pakistan's Energy Needs in the 21st Century

This volume assesses Pakistan's energy needs over the next 25-30 years, and it seeks to foster debate on how Pakistan might succeed in meeting its energy requirements in the decades ahead. Coedited by Robert M. Hathaway, Bhumika Muchhala, and Michael Kugelman. Click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

The Chinese People's Liberation Army: Should the United States Be Worried?

This Special Report examines the modernization program of the Chinese People's Liberation Army(PLA). The essayists conclude that while this program bears watching, the U.S. military, assuming it too continues to modernize, will be able to maintain its lead in overall capacity. Edited by Mark Mohr. Send an email to asia@wilsoncenter.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

Six-Party Stall: Are South Korea and China Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

This Special Report, based on a symposium held at the Wilson Center June 14, 2006, examines the positions of two key players, South Korea and China, in the multilateral 6-party talks attempting to find a peaceful solution to the problem of North Korea's nuclear weapons program. The analysis of the authors helps to explain why the talks are encountering so many difficulties and making so little progress. Edited by Mark Mohr. Send an email to asia@wilsoncenter.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

The Avian Flu Challenge in Southeast Asia: The Potential of Public-Private Partnerships

The spread of the avian flu virus in both humans and animals across Southeast Asia has soared in recent years. This Special Report examines the public sector constraints Indonesia confronts in battling avian flu, the positive initiatives of the leading pharmaceutical company in the avian flu epidemic, as well as a case study of a successful public-private partnership that strengthens the institutional capacity of Indonesia's public health sector to address its avian flu challenge. Edited by Bhumika Muchhala. Send an email to asia@wilsoncenter.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

Edging Toward Full Empowerment? South Korean Women in the Workplace and the Political Arena

South Korean women are well-educated and active in the economy, yet they are also poorly represented in leadership positions and face limited opportunities once employed. This Special Report addresses this apparent contradiction through an examination of the status of South Korean women in the work force, corporate world, and political realm. Edited by Michael Kugelman. Send an email to asia@wilsoncenter.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

China and Democracy: A Contradiction in Terms?

This Special Report examines the degree of progress toward democracy being made in China today. While there has been surprising progress in certain areas, the four essayists agree that the Chinese Communist Party is not about to give up its hold on political power anytime soon. Edited by Mark Mohr. Send an email to asia@wilsoncenter.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

Seabed Petroleum in Northeast Asia: Conflict or Cooperation?

What are the potentials of petroleum deposits in the East China Sea and Yellow Sea? Will cooperation or conflict prevail among countries that seek to develop these resources? This link includes a report by Selig S. Harrison, Woodrow Wilson Center senior scholar, as well as unabridged versions of all working papers submitted to two unprecedented workshops in Beijing co-sponsored by the Wilson Center and the China Institute of International Studies (an arm of the Chinese Foreign Ministry). Send an email to asia@wilsoncenter.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

One Year After the Tsunami: Policy and Public Perceptions

This report, featuring essays from both Indonesian and American experts, assesses post-tsunami reconstruction efforts in Indonesia, with a particular focus on how reconstruction has affected the country's internally displaced persons (IDPs). The report also examines Indonesian public opinion toward both Indonesia and the United States after the tsunami. Edited by Michael Kugelman. Send an email to asia@wilsoncenter.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

Education Reform in Pakistan: Building for the Future

This volume takes a fresh look at one of the most pressing problems facing Pakistan today--its wholly inadequate education system. Until and unless Pakistan comes to grips with the many deficiencies in the manner in which it educates its young people, it is unlikely to be successful in creating a flourishing, prosperous, tolerant country. This Asia Program volume seeks to promote debate and encourage innovative thinking on the present and future of education in Pakistan. Click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

Partnership in the Pacific: U.S.-Australia Cooperation and Asia

Essays by Michael Evans and Thomas-Durell Young

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