In the Dec. 4th issue of The Daily Yomiuri, Wilson Center Japan Scholar Satoshi Ikeuchi comments on the paucity of Japan hands in Washington.
The rapidly deteriorating situation in Afghanistan has thrown America’s exit plan into peril, casting doubts on whether an orderly withdrawal from the war-torn country is still possible.
In this recent op-ed published by The Chicago Tribune, Timothy Hildebrandt argues that the large amount of water needed to sustain the fledgling ski industry in China is an inappropriate use of a precious and endangered resource. China should delay developing this environmentally harmful sport while it grapples with more pressing issues of human health and sustainable development. It is reprinted here with permission.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has repeatedly declared that his number one priority is rebuilding his country’s economy. But Wilson Center and Asia Program Public Policy Scholar Farahnaz Ispahani warns, in an article published in the Foreign Policy’s AFPAK channel, that the Sharif government may face an even more urgent task: combatting the domestic terrorism that threatens the very future of Pakistan.
WASHINGTON--The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars welcomes Dr. Kuniko Ashizawa as a Wilson Center Japan Scholar. Ashizawa will spend four months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in September 2010, working on a research project examining Japan's contributions to peacebuilding efforts in Afghanistan.
The Asia Program is currently recruiting for a Program Associate with responsibility for planning and developing conferences and seminars primarily related to Japan and Northeast Asia. For More information please see the full PDF job announcement. Please note the application deadline for this announcement has been extended until May 18, 2012.
While in many respects a troubled country, Pakistan in recent years has experienced robust economic growth. Panelists at a recent Asia Program conference, however, speculated that underlying fiscal problems might be jeopardizing that growth.