On April 13, 2007, Franklin Lavin, the U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, delivered an address at the conference "Challenges and Opportunities of Globalization in India," jointly sponsored by the Wilson Center and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce. Read the transcript of Under Secretary Lavin's remarks
Northeast Asia associate Shihoko Goto talks with CCTV Jan. 11 about what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's $114 billion stimulus package means for Japan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGZsc2cvGPs
Constitutional revision is a perennial topic in Japanese political discussion, with Article 9—which renounces war and the threat or use of force as a means of settling international disputes—subject to particularly vigorous debate. This new Asia Program publication asks whether it’s not “A Time for Change” for Japan’s “Peace Constitution.”
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to announce that Dr. Mire Koikari will be the next Wilson Center Japan Scholar.
The Wilson Center's 2007-08 Pakistan Scholar, Samia Altaf, looks at South Asia's tradition of political dynasties -- and warns that Pakistan has not broken free of dynastic politics simply because of one successful election. For Dr. Altaf's article in the March 27, 2008 edition of The News.
Program director Robert M. Hathaway weighs in on Pakistan's troubled future.