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'Missing Histories': History Education and China-Japan Relations

Differences in history classrooms reflect the social discourse problems that underline China and Japan’s conflict, writes Global Fellow Zheng Wang.

Pakistan's Number One Threat

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has repeatedly declared that his number one priority is rebuilding his country’s economy. But Wilson Center and Asia Program Public Policy Scholar Farahnaz Ispahani warns, in an article published in the Foreign Policy’s AFPAK channel, that the Sharif government may face an even more urgent task: combatting the domestic terrorism that threatens the very future of Pakistan.

Pakistan: Politics and People

Pakistan's efforts to modernize are threatened by a dramatic rise in extremist activities as terrorist groups find refuge in the mountains. A series of experts weigh in on the nation's political and security issues.

A New Cold War? The Future of US-China Relations

The shadow of the Cold War still looms large over global affairs. Could increasing competition between China and the United States lead us back to another super-power stand-off? China expert Cheng Li discusses the consequences of a downturn in US-China relations.

Remarks by Pakistan Commerce Secretary Zafar Mahmood on Pakistan-India trade

The full text of Mahmood's key address at the Wilson Center's April 23 conference on Pakistan-India trade.

China and the WTO: Domestic Challenges and International Pressures

Report on a December 11, 2001, Wilson Center Conference focused on three major challenges posed by China's membership in the WTO: adjust in the rural sector; the impact on China's state run enterprises; and the myriad adjustments China will make as it meets its WTO obligations. Click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

The Taiwan Relations Act at 35 Years: The Path Ahead

Taiwanese scholar Yeh-chung Lu cautions against comprehensive revision of the Taiwan Relations Act, but underscores the need for close, candid, and continual consultations between Taipei and Washington.

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