Asia Program

Events

Choke Point: India

What happens when the world’s second most populous nation reaches an energy, food, and water choke point? Asia Program Associate Michael Kugelman discusses India's looming resource shortages.

Why Pakistanis Are Angry About Taliban Leader's Death

The U.S. drone strike that killed Pakistani Taliban (TTP) leader Hakimullah Mehsud has seemingly sparked a fresh crisis in U.S.-Pakistan relations. Or has it? Michael Kugelman analyzes the fall out of Mehsud’s death.

New Research and Conference Program on Contemporary Asian Studies

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars are partnering to launch a major national research and conference program. The program will select a premier group of National Asia Research Associates and Fellows, nominated by U.S. research organizations and higher learning institutions with top programs on Asia.

Hunger Pains: Pakistan's Food Insecurity

Seventy-seven million Pakistanis are going hungry, and 45 million are malnourished. Weather, resource shortages, and conflict all intensify Pakistan's food insecurity. This new publication examines Pakistan's food woes from a variety of angles. Edited by Michael Kugelman and Robert M. Hathaway. Send an email to asia@wilsoncenter.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

U.S.-Asia Relations: More than Just an Afterthought

After a recent trip to South Asia, Robert Hathaway, the Wilson Center's Asia Program Director, notes that U.S. relations with both India and Pakistan are in surprisingly poor shape. Hathaway cautions that the U.S. tendency to put Asia on the back burner is a mistake, especially with regard to North Korea.

China and the Persian Gulf

This new book examines China’s role in the Persian Gulf, evolving views on China from within the Gulf, and what China’s presence means for the United States.

Recent Books by Asia Program Scholars and Staff

Asia Program scholars and staff have produced a bumper crop of new books over the past two years. Our ten most recent publications cover the broad expanse of Asia with a wide variety of focuses.

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