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Running on Empty: Pakistan's Water Crisis

In a nation facing many challenges, Pakistan’s crisis of water resources stands out. This publication, edited by Asia Program associate Michael Kugelman and director Robert M. Hathaway, examines the rural and urban manifestations of Pakistan’s water problems, and offers recommendations to alleviate the country’s widespread water stress.

U.S. Misconceptions about Pakistan

American misconceptions about Pakistan are rife, argues program associate Michael Kugelman in a May 19 op-ed in World Politics Review , and it is high time to expose them.

Taiwan and the U.S. Pivot to Asia: New Realities in the Region?

With relations between Taiwan and China becoming more stable, cross-strait relations is no longer the hot-button issue in East Asia as it once was. But what does closer ties with China mean for Taiwan's future? Three essays examine the implication of improved bilateral relations.

When the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban Unite

"Come next year, the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban could formally join forces-a jihadist juggernaut with alarming implications for regional stability," writes Michael Kugelman.

Abe Brings Japan Political Stability, But at High Cost

Northeast Asia associate Shihoko Goto discusses how a lack of political opposition to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may hamper the country's growth in the longer term in World Politics Review. http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/13053/abe-brings-japan-political-stability-but-at-high-cost

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