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The Policy Space Debate: Does a Globalized and Multilateral Economy Constrain Development Policies?

This Special Report asks whether global economic policies and rules constrain national policy space to enable developing countries to choose the best policy mix for achieving sustainable and equitable development. This central question is addressed through critical assessments of how the policy frameworks of the international financial institutions, exchange rate regimes, as well as intellectual property rights affect the development paradigms of developing countries. Edited by Bhumika Muchhala. Send an email to asia@wilsoncenter.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

Asia Program Welcomes Global Fellow Huma Yusuf

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.

4 Reasons to Worry About Pakistan’s Latest Political Crisis

Nawaz Sharif scored a resounding victory in Pakistan’s national elections in May 2013. Just 15 months later, his government is fighting for its life.

India's Contemporary Security Challenges

Lurking beneath India's many success stories are a range of internal and external security challenges. This new , edited by program associate Michael Kugelman, examines the Maoist insurgency, India's strategic environment, naval modernization, relations with China and Pakistan, and the U.S.-India relationship.

Historical Perspective on the Purge of Jang Song Thaek

The December 2013 purge and execution of Jang Song Thaek, who was often described as the No. 2 in North Korea, came four months after the ruling Korean Worker’s Party announced that the Ten Points of the Monolithic Ideological System, the basic tenets of the unitary leadership system in North Korea, had been updated for the new leader, Kim Jong Un.

Japan closer to contentious TPP agreement after Abe's US visit?

Asia Program Distinguished Fellow K.V. Kesavan published a piece on Japan’s new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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