Asia Program

Publications

The Policy Space Debate: Does a Globalized and Multilateral Economy Constrain Development Policies?

This Special Report asks whether global economic policies and rules constrain national policy space to enable developing countries to choose the best policy mix for achieving sustainable and equitable development. This central question is addressed through critical assessments of how the policy frameworks of the international financial institutions, exchange rate regimes, as well as intellectual property rights affect the development paradigms of developing countries. 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.

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.

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.

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

Japanese Women: Lineage and Legacies

In this report, six experts from a variety of academic disciplines examine the choices and challenges of Japanese women, ranging from declining fertility and employment patterns to the difficulties of balancing work and family. A central focus is the debate over whether a female should be allowed to inherit the imperial throne, and the implications for gender equality and national pride in Japan. Edited by Amy McCreedy Thernstrom. Click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

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