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Choke Point: India

What happens when the world’s second most populous nation reaches an energy, food, and water choke point? Asia Program Associate Michael Kugelman discusses India's looming resource shortages.

Green Tigers: The Politics and Policy of Climate Change in Northeast Asian Democracies

This Special Report examines how governments in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan have approached the issue of climate change. Yves Tiberghien examines and compares Tokyo's climate change politics before and after Japan's historic 2009 general election. Hoesung Lee and Jin-Gyu Oh review the voluntary but detailed climate change strategy mapped out by the South Korean government. And Chi-Jen Yang and Hui-Chen Chien explore the relationship between climate change policy and Taiwan's quest to increase its diplomatic space. Send an email to asia@wilsoncenter.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

Land Grab: The Race for the World's Farmland

Wealthy, food-importing, and water-scarce countries increasingly are investing in farmland overseas to meet food security needs. A series of experts examined this new global trend, which has been described as a new phase of the world food crisis.

Why Pakistanis Are Angry About Taliban Leader's Death

The U.S. drone strike that killed Pakistani Taliban (TTP) leader Hakimullah Mehsud has seemingly sparked a fresh crisis in U.S.-Pakistan relations. Or has it? Michael Kugelman analyzes the fall out of Mehsud’s death.

Afghan Elections Result in Runoff

Michael Kugelman speaks to DW English about the upcoming runoff election in Afghanistan.

George W. Bush and Asia: A Midterm Assessment

The midpoint of George W. Bush's presidential term offers an opportune moment to take stock of the administration's Asia policy. This Asia Program report contains essays by policymakers, scholars and Asia analysts, including a contribution from Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs James A. Kelly. Collectively, these essays identify themes and patterns that provide insights into Bush's Asia policies and begin the task of placing the administration's policies into broader perspective. Click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

The Japan-U.S. Partnership Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

This summary of the Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum, held in Tokyo in October 2009, discusses the U.S.-Japan bilateral alliance and issues relating to non-proliferation and moving toward a world free of nuclear weapons.

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