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Civilian Assistance to Pakistan: Cure or Curse?

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.

Don't Pivot Away from TPP

As hopes for the United States to sign on to the biggest global trade deal to date rapidly deteriorate, the cost of U.S. political deadlock may be felt most painfully in Asia in the near term, writes Shihoko Goto.

Moving towards a stronger India–Japan partnership at the Tokyo summit

Wilson Center Public Policy Fellow K.V. Kesavan writes how the India–Japan partnership has matured into an important component of the new security and economic architecture of the Indo-Pacific region.

Michael Kugelman's Op-Ed in Dawn

Pakistan has an abiding wish for more trade with the United States--but according to program associate Michael Kugelman in a January 25 Dawn op-ed, this is a wish that will go unfulfilled for the foreseeable future.

Washington's New Strategic Partnership

Robert M. Hathaway, director of the Wilson Center's Asia Program, explores one of the most interesting partnerships in U.S. politics today - the emerging collaboration between the Indian-American and Jewish communities - in a new article in the New Delhi monthly Seminar. Indian-American leaders have recognized for many years that they could learn much from the Jewish community about using the U.S. political system effectively. But until rather recently, talk along these lines had not been followed with action. Now however, Hathaway reports, things are changing. For the full text of this article, go to http://www.india-seminar.com/semframe.htm and click on the June 2004 Issue.

Popular Suu Kyi Readies for the Challenges of Politics

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.

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