Asia Program

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Tragedy in Afghanistan, Farce in Qatar

Senior program associate Michael Kugelman laments the sad state of the war in Afghanistan--and the efforts to negotiate and end to it.

LEVERAGE and LARGESSE in U.S.-PAKISTAN RELATIONS

Why hasn't the United States gotten more for the $10+ billion it has provided Pakistan in recent years? Asia Program director Robert M. Hathaway wrestles with this question in an article in the March 2008 issue of the journal Contemporary South Asia.

Christian Science Monitor: Obama and Romney Should Be Reading Senior Program Associate Michael Kugelman's New Book

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney should be reading Michael Kugelman's new book, according to the Christian Science Monitor.

Civilian Assistance to Pakistan: Cure or Curse?

Has civilian assistance to Pakistan over the past three decades assisted with development and improvements in living standards? Or has well-intended aid had a negative impact on Pakistan? The publication of the Wilson Center report Aiding Without Abetting: Making U.S. Civilian Assistance to Pakistan Work for Both Sides provided the London School of Economics with an opportunity to discuss these and related issues. This February 2, 2012, public event in London was co-hosted by the British Pakistan Foundation and LSE’s Asia Research Center.

Will a Mouse Find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

The search for MH370 is proof that crowdsourcing will become a vital part of aid and rescue efforts in the future.

Business as Usual? U.S.-Taiwan Relations Amid Changing Realities

U.S.-China relations continue to play a key role in defining power politics in the Asia-Pacific region. This difficult relationship also remains central to how other countries define and pursue their own national interests. On Aug. 6, public policy scholar Yeh-chung Lu argued that he U.S. policy of rebalancing toward the region is likely to continue to shape the Asia-Pacific security equation in the years to come, including Taiwan’s security environment.

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