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Naheed Farid, Member of Parliament, Afghanistan
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Afghanistan: The View From Parliament

Mar 06, 2014
With an upcoming presidential election and the anticipated withdrawal of U.S. troops, 2014 will be a very important year for Afghanistan. Naheed Farid, Afghanistan’s youngest member of Parliament and a woman, talks about the concerns and hopes for women and young people in her country.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner talked about the missions of the China Environment Forum in the interview with International Innovation Journal

Mar 06, 2014
In the latest issue of International Innovation, a journal providing insight and analysis on current scientific research trends, Jennifer Turner was interviewed on the role of the China Environment Forum (CEF) in promoting international cooperation and dialogues on Chinese environmental issues.

High Stakes on the High Seas

Mar 05, 2014
In this episode of NOW, Kissinger Institute Director Robert Daly provides insight into the current situation in the South China Sea while also looking ahead to what might be next and its implications for U.S.-China relations.

20 Years After Doomsday Predictions, China Is Feeding Itself, But Global Impacts Remain Unclear

Mar 03, 2014
China has turned to the global commodity market and buying farmland abroad to augment this strategy, despite its efforts to be self-sufficient in its domestic grain and food production.

HAPP Documents cited in UN Report on Human Rights in North Korea

Feb 27, 2014
Documents obtained, translated, and disseminated by the Wilson Center’s North Korea International Documentation Project were quoted from and cited ten times in the United Nations report on human rights in North Korea, released in February 2014.
Kenton Clymber

Wilson Center Alumnus Returns from Burma

Feb 25, 2014
Kenton Clymer, 2011-12 Fellow, spent December teaching at Yangon University as the first foreign visiting professor to teach in their Department of History since 1962.

CfP: Open Struggle, Covert Operation and West-East Cold War

Feb 21, 2014
Paper proposals are being sought for the conference "Open Struggle, Covert Operation and West-East Cold War," to be held at Shaanxi Normal University from October 19-23, 2014

CfP: China’s Northwest and its Relations with its Neighbors during the Cold War

Feb 21, 2014
Paper proposals are being sought for the conference "China’s Northwest and its Relations with its Neighbors during the Cold War," to be held at Xinjiang Normal University from October 10-15, 2014.

When Barry Met Hamid

Feb 18, 2014
Christina Lamb, one of Britain’s leading foreign correspondents and a Wilson Center Global Fellow, warns that Afghan President Hamid Karzai is “playing straight into the hands” of those who favor the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. But Washington is also to blame for deplorable ties between Afghanistan and the United States.

Could Pakistan Become a Sharia State?

Feb 14, 2014
As Pakistan’s government prepares to launch peace negotiations with the Pakistani Taliban, which has led a violent insurgency that ultimately seeks to impose harsh forms of Sharia law, Michael Kugelman discusses whether Pakistan could one day become a Sharia state.

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