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Asia’s Scramble for Africa: Who Woos Best?

A new scramble for Africa is unfolding. But it’s no longer Western powers vying for land and the continent’s wealth as they had until the outbreak of World War I. The power struggle now is among Asian nations, most notably China and Japan.

Looking Forward: U.S.-Japan Economic Partnership in the Post-Lehman World

A report on a December 2010 conference in Tokyo organized by the Asia Program and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) convening experts from Japan and the United States to discuss the implications of the 2008 global financial crisis.

Pakistan's Former Leader Facing Treason Charges

Public Policy Scholar Farahnaz Ispahani recently spoke with Radio Australia about the special tribunal which has been set up to try Pakistani General Pervez Musharraf on charges of treason. Ispahani says this groundbreaking occurrence could lead to a conflict between the Pakistani military and its government.

Responding to Pakistan's Water Crisis

How can the world help Pakistan respond to its widespread and deadly water crisis? In a new policy brief published by the Norwegian Peacebuilding Center, program associate Michael Kugelman examines the opportunities and constraints faced by the international community in its efforts to help reduce the country's water woes.

Pakistan has more than U.S. legislation to worry about

Asia Program director Robert M. Hathaway looks at congressional sentiment that Pakistan should "do more" in the war against terrorism. Read oped

China and the Persian Gulf

This new book, edited by program associate Bryce Wakefield and program assistant Susan L. Levenstein, examines China’s role in the Persian Gulf, evolving views on China from within the Gulf, and what China’s presence means for the United States.
Naheed Farid, Member of Parliament, Afghanistan

Afghanistan: The View From Parliament

With an upcoming presidential election and the anticipated withdrawal of U.S. troops, 2014 will be a very important year for Afghanistan. Naheed Farid, Afghanistan’s youngest member of Parliament and a woman, talks about the concerns and hopes for women and young people in her country.

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