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Asia’s Scramble for Africa: Who Woos Best?

A new scramble for Africa is unfolding. But it’s no longer Western powers vying for land and the continent’s wealth as they had until the outbreak of World War I. The power struggle now is among Asian nations, most notably China and Japan.

Abe Brings Japan Political Stability, But at High Cost

Northeast Asia associate Shihoko Goto discusses how a lack of political opposition to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may hamper the country's growth in the longer term in World Politics Review. http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/13053/abe-brings-japan-political-stability-but-at-high-cost

Doubters' Defiance

In his latest op-ed, published in the Huffington Post, Program Associate Michael Kugelman writes about the many Pakistanis who refuse to believe Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces on May 2.

LEVERAGE and LARGESSE in U.S.-PAKISTAN RELATIONS

Why hasn't the United States gotten more for the $10+ billion it has provided Pakistan in recent years? Asia Program director Robert M. Hathaway wrestles with this question in an article in the March 2008 issue of the journal Contemporary South Asia.

Taiwan to Hold Pivotal Elections on January 14

A commentary on the January 14 elections in Taiwan by East Asia Program Associate Bryce Wakefield.

Burgeoning Growth

The military offensive under way in North Waziristan has triggered a humanitarian crisis. Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced. Many are staying in refugee camps in KP. However, if history is any guide, scores will eventually end up in Pakistani cities.

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