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A thirst for leadership out of Japan's energy woes

Japan can ill-afford to continue the streak of having seven prime ministers in as many years, especially as it continues to grapple with the nuclear fallout on the one hand and endeavors to stop its foothold on the global economic ladder slipping even further. Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Analysis/Outside-View/2012/12/05/Outside-View-A-thirst-for-leadership-out-of-Japans-energy-conundrum/UPI-94291354683900/#ixzz2EsFyhwho

Popular Suu Kyi Readies for the Challenges of Politics

Fresh off her party’s near sweep in Burma’s extraordinary parliamentary vote last week, internationally celebrated democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi faces a new test: transforming herself from protest icon to politician. In this interview, biographer Peter Popham discusses the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s political strengths and weaknesses, as well as the fierce drive that keeps her going.

It's Time for the U.S. to Reset Relations with India

The outcome of India's national election — a resounding triumph for the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party — has put the United States in an awkward position.
Nobuo Fukuda

Springtime In Asia? An Interview with Nobuo Fukuda

As part of his presentation, Springtime in Asia, Senior Scholar Nobuo Fukuda sat down with the Asia Program for an interview.

Wilson Center appoints Maleeha Lodhi as 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, announced the appointment of Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi as a Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar.

Seabed Petroleum in Northeast Asia: Conflict or Cooperation?

What are the potentials of petroleum deposits in the East China Sea and Yellow Sea? Will cooperation or conflict prevail among countries that seek to develop these resources? This link includes a report by Selig S. Harrison, Woodrow Wilson Center senior scholar, as well as unabridged versions of all working papers submitted to two unprecedented workshops in Beijing co-sponsored by the Wilson Center and the China Institute of International Studies (an arm of the Chinese Foreign Ministry). Send an email to asia@wilsoncenter.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

What Japan's Stimulus Package Really Means

Northeast Asia associate Shihoko Goto talks with CCTV Jan. 11 about what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's $114 billion stimulus package means for Japan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGZsc2cvGPs

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