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 Huma Yusuf as the Wilson Center's new Pakistan Scholar. Yusuf will spend nine months in residence at the Wilson Center beginning in September 2010, carrying out research and writing a book on the intersection of media, public policy, and democracy in today's Pakistan.
Is China's ever-growing presence a real threat or simply a perceived one? That was one of a number of thought-provoking questions addressed In the first panel discussion of a half day conference, "Assessing Threats Facing the U.S.-Korea Alliance."
Asia Program director Robert M. Hathaway looks at congressional sentiment that Pakistan should "do more" in the war against terrorism. Read oped
Christina Lamb, one of Britain’s leading foreign correspondents and a Wilson Center Global Fellow, warns that Afghan President Hamid Karzai is “playing straight into the hands” of those who favor the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. But Washington is also to blame for deplorable ties between Afghanistan and the United States.
As tensions between Japan and China continue to bubble over islands in the East China Sea, scholars from the two countries outline not only the origins, but also the policy options to resolve the territorial dispute
In an op-ed in the Japan Times Nov. 7, Asia Program associate Shihoko Goto discusses how grass-root understanding between Japan, China, and Korea is more important than ever as territorial disputes in the region continue to rage on. Read the full article at: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20121107a1.html
Outside of Washington, argues program associate Michael Kugelman in an op-ed published in The Express Tribune , American views of Pakistan are dominated by hostiity or ignorance -- if not outright indifference.