Has civilian assistance to Pakistan over the past three decades assisted with development and improvements in living standards? Or has well-intended aid had a negative impact on Pakistan? The publication of the Wilson Center report Aiding Without Abetting: Making U.S. Civilian Assistance to Pakistan Work for Both Sides provided the London School of Economics with an opportunity to discuss these and related issues. This February 2, 2012, public event in London was co-hosted by the British Pakistan Foundation and LSE’s Asia Research Center.
Gang Lin, program associate with the Center's Asia Program, discusses the regime change in China and its implications.
This year's elections in Burma will effect little political change despite mounting international and domestic pressure on the nation's ruling junta, four experts concluded at a May 25 event hosted by the Asia Program. They also agreed that discussions on Burma should not be dominated by Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the now-disbanded National League for Democracy.
Asia Program Public Policy Scholar K. V. Kesavan discusses this year’s Indo-Japan summit and the expanding Indo-Japanese Partnership.
Japan can ill-afford to continue the streak of having seven prime ministers in as many years, especially as it continues to grapple with the nuclear fallout on the one hand and endeavors to stop its foothold on the global economic ladder slipping even further. Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Analysis/Outside-View/2012/12/05/Outside-View-A-thirst-for-leadership-out-of-Japans-energy-conundrum/UPI-94291354683900/#ixzz2EsFyhwho
In the Dec. 4th issue of The Daily Yomiuri, Wilson Center Japan Scholar Satoshi Ikeuchi comments on the paucity of Japan hands in Washington.
Fresh off her party’s near sweep in Burma’s extraordinary parliamentary vote last week, internationally celebrated democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi faces a new test: transforming herself from protest icon to politician. In this interview, biographer Peter Popham discusses the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s political strengths and weaknesses, as well as the fierce drive that keeps her going.
Water scarcity in some areas, floods in others, and various water-related problems could spark major conflicts that have the potential to cripple Asia's economies.