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Michael Kugelman's Thoughts on Afghanistan in Foreign Policy and the Washington Post

Mineral wealth can bring great prosperity to Afghanistan, argues senior program associate Michael Kugelman in a Washington Post video clip. In a new Foreign Policy piece, he ranks mineral wealth as one of Afghanistan's four most important concerns.

MH370: Chinese Participation in Search Is Propaganda Coup for Xi Jinping

China's assistance in the recovery of debris from Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 is another propaganda coup for the Chinese polar programme, as well as a subtle reminder of China's will to demonstrate its growing international role and presence, writes Fellow Anne-Marie Brady.

Aiding Without Abetting: Making Civilian Assistance Work for Both Sides

A new Wilson Center report, “Aiding Without Abetting: Making U.S. Civilian Assistance to Pakistan Work for Both Sides," is the culmination of a year-long working group convened to reevaluate the Kerry-Lugar-Berman Act. What can be done to salvage KLB before the U.S. civilian assistance program is deemed a failure?

Michael Kugelman on Pakistan's Aid Effectiveness

Program associate Michael Kugelman, in a guest post on the New Security Beat blog, weighs in on the debate about aid effectiveness in Pakistan. He calls for Washington "to diversify its aid partners" in Pakistan, and not to place "all its eggs in the Pakistani government basket."

Pakistan Scholar Program: 2014-2015 Information and Application

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan are pleased to announce the 2013-14 competition for the Wilson Center's Pakistan Scholar Program. One Pakistan Scholar, who must be from, and based in, Pakistan, will be selected each year. Successful applicants will spend 9 months in residence at the Woodrow Wilson Center, in the heart of Washington, D.C., where they will carry out advanced, policy-oriented research and writing. This scholar program is made possible by generous financial support provided by the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan, a charitable trust based in Karachi.

George Bush's Unfinished Asian Agenda

The record of the Bush administration in East Asia over thepast four years is a mixed one, but with significantaccomplishments. Nonetheless, nagging problems persistthat, if not adequately addressed, could create considerabledifficulties for the president during his second term. By Robert M. Hathaway.

Goto Speaks at MEDays Forum

Northeast Asia associate Shihoko Goto discussed the challenges facing East Asia at the annual MEDays Forum in Tangier, Morocco, last week.

Wilson Center Welcomes Japan Scholar Nobuo Fukuda

WASHINGTON--The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars welcomes Nobuo Fukuda as a Wilson Center Japan Scholar. Fukuda will spend three months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in February 2011, working on a research project examining forms of positive nationalism in Asia.

Edging toward an Endgame in Afghanistan?

On this month’s ten-year anniversary of U.S. military engagement in Afghanistan, Michael Kugelman of the Asia Program offers an analysis of the conflicting forces that are challenging the regional peace process and discusses changes in U.S. policy approaches toward Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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