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Running on Empty: Pakistan's Water Crisis

Arid yet dependent upon agriculture, Pakistan is experiencing a potentially devastating water crisis. An expert panel assembled by the Wilson Center's Asia Program presented the different facets of the crisis, from scarcity to sanitation to inefficient usage, and examined possible responses.

Redefining U.S. Economic Rivalries in Asia

Promising to level the playing field with China has been a vote-winning mantra among Democrats and Republicans alike. Yet competition for new markets, natural resources, good jobs, and global talent is as likely to come from Japan and South Korea as from China.

Edging Toward Full Empowerment? South Korean Women in the Workplace and the Political Arena

South Korean women are well-educated and active in the economy, yet they are also poorly represented in leadership positions and face limited opportunities once employed. This Special Report addresses this apparent contradiction through an examination of the status of South Korean women in the work force, corporate world, and political realm. Edited by Michael Kugelman. Send an email to asia@wilsoncenter.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

Japan: Where Leaning In Isn’t Enough

Japan has to bring about a change in the national psyche about women and work, argues Shihoko Goto.

Wilson Center Appoints Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi Public Policy Scholar

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in collaboration with the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan (FFFP), a charitable trust based in Karachi, today announced the appointment of Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi as a Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar. Lodhi will spend nine months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in September 2009, carrying out research for a book looking at the internal and external challenges Pakistan has faced since 2001.

Taiwan's Energy Conundrum

Explore the complex set of opportunities and challenges inherent in Taiwan’s energy profile in the latest Asia Program Special Report.

China Ushers in New Leadership

The People's Republic of China has a new leader. In what was a peaceful succession, Hu Jintao assumed the role of general secretary of the Communist Party after Jiang Zemin stepped down during the 16th Party Congress in Beijing in November. Two Wilson Center Fellows discuss the transition.

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