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Recent Japan Scholars Continue To Weigh In On Key Public Policy Issues

Japan Scholars Kuniko Ashizawa and Nobuo Fukuda both contributed articles to the National Bureau of Asian Research's Asia Policy 17.

New Policy Brief Series on Pakistan's Rapid Urbanization

A new study of one of Pakistan's most significant--yet unaddressed--challenges.

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.

Afghanistan, Against the Odds: A Demographic Surprise

A new survey finds that Afghanistan and Pakistan are on surprisingly similar demographic paths. Demographer Elizabeth Leahy Madsen says this is good news for Afghanistan, but not for Pakistan, where efforts to meet family planning needs have fallen short.

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

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.

Abdullah's Withdrawal Deals 'Heavy Blow' to Afghan Election Audit

A spokesman for Abdullah Abdullah says the Afghan presidential candidate will reject the results of the election audit. The move could deepen the crisis and prove catastrophic, said Michael Kugelman in this interview with Deutsche Welle.

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