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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?
Water Storage Tank. A team of IAEA experts check out water storage tanks TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on 27 Nov 2103. Greg Webb/IAEA

Japan’s Nuclear Nightmare: Third Anniversary of the Fukushima Disaster

Three years ago, an earthquake unleashed a powerful tsunami that slammed into the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, causing a meltdown of three of the plants six nuclear reactors. On the eve of the anniversary of the disaster, we spoke with Japan’s Vice Minister for the Environment, Hideki Makihara.

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.

Jihadist Violence: The Indian Threat

A study by noted South Asia security specialist Prof. Stephen Tankel on militancy in India. Prof. Tankel's main focus is a loosely organized indigenous Islamist militant network known as the Indian Mujahideen.

Huma Yusuf wins journalism award

The Asia Program is delighted to announce that Pakistan Scholar Huma Yusuf has won the "Best Column" award from the All Pakistan Newspaper Society for the second year in a row. Ayesha Siddiqa, who served as the Wilson Center's first Pakistan Scholar in 2004-05, earned the "Best Investigative Report" award. Read more here.

Abenomics and Japan's growth prospects

Northeast Asia associate Shihoko Goto appears on CCTV to discuss Japan's economic outlook under the leadership of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. See it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtS-wPLubXs

It's the leadership, stupid

The Wilson Center's 2007-08 Pakistan Scholar, Samia Altaf, critiques the quality of political leadership in Pakistan in a thought-provoking op-ed from the March 27, 2008 edition of Dawn.

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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