Asia News

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.

CEF Director Dr. Jennifer Turner Interviewed by Circle of Blue.

Jun 03, 2010
Jennifer Turner, director of the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, told Circle of Blue that there is no silver bullet to the superpower's energy consumption and emissions, despite the ambitions to meet energy consumption and emission goals,

Chinese Environmental Justice Advocates to Give Talk at China Environment Forum

Jun 02, 2010
The group will be in Washington, DC from June 14 through June 17, with four giving presentations at the China Environment Forum the afternoon of June 16th. Event information can be found here. Short bios of the fellows can be found below.

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.

CEF Director to Speak at a May 17-18 Social Investment Forum Event "The Paradox of China's Transformation"

Apr 12, 2010
This symposium will address the rising tension between China's tremendous economic growth and international influence over recent decades as it faces environmental and developmental challenges.

CEF Director to Testify at U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission Hearing

Apr 05, 2010
CEF director will be speaking at a U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission public hearing on Thursday, April 8, 2010 on "China's Green Energy and Environmental Polices."

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