Asia News

Asia Program Welcomes Global Fellow Christina Lamb

Nov 12, 2013
Christina Lamb, currently with the Sunday Times, is one of Britain’s leading foreign correspondents. She has received numerous awards for her reportage, including the Prix Bayeux Calvados—one of the world’s most prestigious prizes for war correspondents—for her reporting from Afghanistan.

Pakistani Minister Addresses Urbanization

Nov 12, 2013
On November 6, Ahsan Iqbal, Pakistan’s minister for planning, development, and reforms, gave the luncheon address at an Asia Program conference on Pakistan’s urbanization. Minister Iqbal discussed the policy and political implications of urbanization, and described how the Pakistani government intends to address its challenges.

Why Pakistanis Are Angry About Taliban Leader's Death

Nov 06, 2013
The U.S. drone strike that killed Pakistani Taliban (TTP) leader Hakimullah Mehsud has seemingly sparked a fresh crisis in U.S.-Pakistan relations. Or has it? Michael Kugelman analyzes the fall out of Mehsud’s death.

Call for Proposals: China Environment Series 13

Nov 04, 2013
The Editor of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum (CEF) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for feature articles, commentaries, boxes and infographics for the next issue of our annual China Environment Series publication.

Asia Program Welcomes Global Fellow Huma Yusuf

Oct 31, 2013
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to announce Pakistani journalist Huma Yusuf as a Wilson Center Global Fellow. Ms. Yusuf, the Wilson Center’s 2010-11 Pakistan Scholar, is a weekly columnist for Dawn, an influential Pakistani newspaper. She also writes regularly for the International New York Times. Earlier in her career, she was features editor for Dawn.com and for the Pakistani monthly news analysis magazine Herald.

Offsite Event: International Conference on China’s Relations with Neighboring Countries during the Cold War

Oct 26, 2013
The International Conference on China’s Relations with Neighboring Countries during the Cold War will take place in Shanghai, October 26-October 29, 2013.

Offsite Event: International Forum for Postdoctoral Scholars in Cold War International History Studies

Oct 26, 2013
The International Forum for Postdoctoral Scholars in Cold War International History Studies took place in Shanghai, October 24-October 26, 2013.

An Incomplete Democracy

Oct 22, 2013
Pakistan, ruled by the military for half of its 66-year life, has taken steps toward democracy, but the process is far from complete as illustrated by the strength and influence of Pakistan’s military. When President Obama meets with Pakistan’s new prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, on Wednesday, he should use the occasion to bolster the civilian government’s role relative to the military, writes Michael Kugelman in this New York Times op-ed.

U.S. Shutdown Costs Longer-Term Relations with Asia

Oct 15, 2013
Northeast Asia associate Shihoko Goto discusses the longer-term impact of the U.S. government shutdown on relations with Asia.

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