Asia Program scholars and staff have produced a bumper crop of new books over the past two years. Our ten most recent publications cover the broad expanse of Asia with a wide variety of focuses.
Public Policy Scholar Marvin Ott discusses China's strategic ambitions in the South China Sea.
Newly-minted Secretary of State John Kerry is in Asia this week amidst a rising sense of crisis prompted by weeks of bellicose rhetoric and increasingly dangerous threats by regional bad boy North Korea.
Bangladesh's government has chosen a path that clearly will lead to taking over the pioneering microfinance bank, just as its founder, Nobel Prize winner Muhammed Yunus, feared. In this op-ed, Senior Scholar and former Ambassador to Bangladesh William Milam describes the motivations of Prime Minister Hasina’s government to bring the bank down and laments that due to Western inaction, it may now be too late to reverse course.
While in many respects a troubled country, Pakistan in recent years has experienced robust economic growth. Panelists at a recent Asia Program conference, however, speculated that underlying fiscal problems might be jeopardizing that growth.
Irrigation and hydroelectric projects are draining the river's flow, while glaciers are melting in Kashmir.
Asia Special Report No. 99