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.
It is with great sadness that the Wilson Center’s Asia Program observes the passing of Dr. Robert A. Scalapino, the noted American scholar of Asian politics.
This Special Report asks whether global economic policies and rules constrain national policy space to enable developing countries to choose the best policy mix for achieving sustainable and equitable development. This central question is addressed through critical assessments of how the policy frameworks of the international financial institutions, exchange rate regimes, as well as intellectual property rights affect the development paradigms of developing countries. Edited by Bhumika Muchhala. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.
Afghanistan has been beset by violent conflict for decades, and this strife has had a major impact in neighboring Pakistan, a troubled state in its own right. Pakistan Scholar Riaz Mohammad Khan chronicles the effects of the Afghan conflict on Pakistan, emphasizing its toll on political, economic, and societal development.
The midpoint of George W. Bush’s presidential term offers an opportune moment to take stock of the administration’s Asia policy. This new Asia Program report contains essays by policymakers, scholars and Asia analysts, including a contribution from Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs James A. Kelly. Collectively, these essays identify themes and patterns that provide insights into Bush’s Asia policies and begin the task of placing the administration’s policies into broader perspective.
Christian Science Monitor: Obama and Romney Should Be Reading Senior Program Associate Michael Kugelman's New Book
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney should be reading Michael Kugelman's new book, according to the Christian Science Monitor.
Has civilian assistance to Pakistan over the past three decades assisted with development and improvements in living standards? Or has well-intended aid had a negative impact on Pakistan? The publication of the Wilson Center report Aiding Without Abetting: Making U.S. Civilian Assistance to Pakistan Work for Both Sides provided the London School of Economics with an opportunity to discuss these and related issues. This February 2, 2012, public event in London was co-hosted by the British Pakistan Foundation and LSE’s Asia Research Center.