Asia News

Pakistan's Runaway Urbanization

Jun 12, 2014
Pakistan is South Asia’s most rapidly urbanizing country. In barely 10 years, nearly 50 percent of its 180 million people will live in cities (a third do today). This new publication discusses the drivers of Pakistan’s urbanization, and examines the country’s major urban challenges.

Wilson Center Appoints 2014-15 Pakistan Scholar

Jun 12, 2014
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in collaboration with the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan (FFFP), today announced the appointment of Dr. Fouzia Saeed as the Wilson Center's new Pakistan Scholar.

CEF's China Dam Rush article published with China Water Risk

Jun 09, 2014
CEF's infographic - Rethinking China’s Dam Rush - got published on China Water Risk June newsletter.

Will Karachi Become the Next Waziristan?

Jun 09, 2014
Urban militancy is rising in Pakistan--and the troop drawdown in Afghanistan will likely make Pakistani cities even more violent, argues Michael Kugelman in his latest article for Foreign Policy.

CWIHP Visits Diplomatic Archives of Japan

Jun 06, 2014
Charles Kraus, a Program Assistant with the Cold War International History Project (CWIHP), recently visited the Diplomatic Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in Tokyo.

Tiananmen as the Turning Point: China’s Impossible Balancing Act

Jun 04, 2014
To understand the country today, look to the unusual choices the regime made following the 1989 demonstrations, when the country pivoted to opposite extremes in economics and politics, writes Global Fellow Zheng Wang.

Four Misconceptions About Narendra Modi

Jun 03, 2014
India’s new prime minister Narendra Modi is a man of contradictions. But he is dogged by many misconceptions. Michael Kugelman exposes 4 that are getting a lot of attention.

The U.S.-Afghanistan Prisoner Swap Doesn’t Signal Peace on the Horizon

Jun 02, 2014
Bowe Bergdahl, the last remaining U.S. POW in Afghanistan, has been released in exchange for five Taliban detainees held at Guantanamo. While this is a remarkable achievement, the sad truth is that peace is likely to remain elusive in Afghanistan, writes Michael Kugelman.

Susan Chan Shifflett and Jennifer Turner's Paper Published on China Economic Report

Jun 02, 2014
The water-energy-food choke point is forcing a new 21st century reckoning.

CfP: Relations between China and its Neighbors during the Cold War

Jun 02, 2014
ECNU's Cold War International Studies Center is seeking paper proposals for a conference on "Relations between China and its Neighboring Countries during the Cold War: Archives and Documentation" to be held in mid-December 2014 in Shanghai.

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