The U.S. must bring down tariffs on imports from Bangladesh, argues former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Sanchita B. Saxena in a December 11 New York Times op-ed.
India and the United States should continue to build strategic partnerships, said India's newly reelected prime minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on November 23 at an address at the Council on Foreign Relations that was co-sponsored by the Wilson Center. During the address, Singh also discussed Afghanistan, Pakistan, climate change, and his nation's growing economy.
Pakistan and the United States have shared a shaky alliance over the past half-century, yet each country knows surprisingly little about the other. The Asia Program, in conjunction with the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan, will host a Pakistani scholar in residence, annually, and expand programming on Pakistani issues. The inaugural event of this expanded programming was an all-day conference discussing the merits of and obstacles to instituting an Islamic economy in Pakistan.
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.
Washington's hostility toward Pakistan has never been stronger, argues program associate Michael Kugelman in a recent commentary.
On April 24, 2006, the Asia Program hosted Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, governor of the State Bank of Pakistan. Dr. Akhtar assumed her present position in January 2006, following a distinguished career with the Asian Development Bank. Read the text of Governor Akhtar's Wilson Center address.