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Japan Earthquake Anniversary

Asia Program Associate Bryce Wakefield assesses coverage of the anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami.

Ten Years After: Revisiting The Asian Financial Crisis

This volume seeks to revisit critical debates on the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis by reexamining its symptoms and causes, as well as lessons from its aftermath. The publication also addresses fundamental issues such as financial liberalization and impacts on regional economic change. Edited by Bhumika Muchhala. Click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

Asia Program to work with Waseda University

The Asia Program and Tokyo's Waseda University recently signed a memorandum of understanding to boost research efforts and personnel exchanges.

Making Sense of the Musharraf Indictment

Musharraf's unprecedented indictment is a resounding victory for democracy in Pakistan, but is it also an ill-timed act of revenge politics that distracts from larger issues? Senior Program Associate Michael Kugelman believes so, as he writes in this Op-Ed for the Express Tribune.

Michael Kugelman's Op-Ed in Pakistan's Dawn Newspaper

In a September 17 op-ed in Pakistan's Dawn newspaper, program associate Michael Kugelman argues that foreign land acquisitions in Pakistan could exacerbate already-grave resource shortages and trigger political strife.

Pakistan Scholar Program: 2012-2013 Information and Application

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan are pleased to announce the 2012-13 competition for the Wilson Center's Pakistan Scholar Program. One Pakistan Scholar, either from Pakistan or of Pakistani origin, 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.

Afghanistan, Against the Odds: A Demographic Surprise

A new survey finds that Afghanistan and Pakistan are on surprisingly similar demographic paths. Demographer Elizabeth Leahy Madsen says this is good news for Afghanistan, but not for Pakistan, where efforts to meet family planning needs have fallen short.

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