This Special Report, based on a symposium held at the Wilson Center June 14, 2006, examines the positions of two key players, South Korea and China, in the multilateral 6-party talks attempting to find a peaceful solution to the problem of North Korea's nuclear weapons program. The analysis of the authors helps to explain why the talks are encountering so many difficulties and making so little progress. Edited by Mark Mohr. Send an email to email@example.com for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.
Japan has to bring about a change in the national psyche about women and work, argues Shihoko Goto.
SEPTEMBER 2009--Pakistan, already plagued by widespread water shortages, is expected to become water-scarce by 2035--though some experts project this may happen as soon as 2020, if not earlier. This new publication examines Pakistan's water pressures, focusing on both rural and urban angles, and suggests ways forward.
The Asia Program is currently recruiting for a Program Associate with responsibility for planning and developing conferences and seminars primarily related to Japan and Northeast Asia. For More information please see the full PDF job announcement. Please note the application deadline for this announcement has been extended until May 18, 2012.
The following essay was first presented, in slightly modified form, at an Asia Program seminar held on April 16, 2003. Its author, Jean-Luc Racine, is one of Europe's most-respected scholars of South Asia.