Asia News

CEF Assistant Quoted on Organic Farming

Jun 01, 2008
MAY 2008 - CEF's Linden Ellis Quoted in the Christian Science Monitor

CEF Posts 2 New Environmental Health Research Briefs

Jun 01, 2008
JUNE 2008 - CEF posts 2 new briefs, one on cars in China and one on lead and children's health.

CEF Director Featured on Energy Policy TV

May 22, 2008
MAY 2008 - CEF director Dr. Jennifer Turner speaks to host Scott Nance about pollution leading up to the Olympics in China

EARTHQUAKE RELIEF DONATION INFORMATION

May 14, 2008
MAY 2008 - Lists of NGOs working on earthquake relief in Sichuan and how to donate

Draft Food Safety Law Available in English

May 12, 2008
MAY 2008 - The EU-China Trade Project published an English translation of the draft food safety law available for public comment

Getting to true democracy

May 05, 2008
Struggling with the notion of "true democracy" in the context of Pakistan's volatile politics and poor institutional base, Wilson Center 2007-08 Pakistan Scholar Samia Altaf worries about the viability of leadership,that prefers loyalty and respectability over specific skills and qualifications. Recruitment of competent candidates, based on merit and equality, Dr. Altaf suggests, will help build institutions that sustain democracy.

Pakistan's Economic Mess—and Washington's Opportunity

Apr 25, 2008
In recent weeks, food inflation has spread across the globe. However, according to Asia Program associate Michael Kugelman in an April 25 commentary, Pakistani consumers have faced high food costs for months. Increasing food prices, general inflation, and energy shortages have triggered an economic crisis in Pakistan that "threatens to reverse the gains" of last February's elections. Yet the United States, Mr. Kugelman argues, can take steps to help ease Pakistan's economic strife.

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