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Wilson Center Welcomes Australian Scholar Dirk Moses

WASHINGTON--The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars welcomes Dr. Dirk Moses as a Wilson Center Australian Scholar. Moses will spend three months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in October 2010, working on a research project entitled "the Diplomacy of Genocide."

Running on Empty: Pakistan's Water Crisis

In a nation facing many challenges, Pakistan’s crisis of water resources stands out. This publication, edited by Asia Program associate Michael Kugelman and director Robert M. Hathaway, examines the rural and urban manifestations of Pakistan’s water problems, and offers recommendations to alleviate the country’s widespread water stress.

Taiwan and the U.S. Pivot to Asia: New Realities in the Region?

With relations between Taiwan and China becoming more stable, cross-strait relations is no longer the hot-button issue in East Asia as it once was. But what does closer ties with China mean for Taiwan's future? Three essays examine the implication of improved bilateral relations.
So Much Aid, So Little Development: Stories from Pakistan by Samia Altaf

So Much Aid, So Little Development: Stories from Pakistan

Pakistan has received more than $20 billion in external development assistance but has made little evident improvement in its social indicators. So Much Aid, So Little Development offers a fresh explanation for this outcome.

Time for Apologies

Pakistan Scholar Samia Altaf calls for apologies from Pakistan's major political and military figures and more effective oversight to constrain future governments in the March 12, 2008, issue of Dawn.

Taiwan and Sunnylands: The Dog That Didn’t Bark

Asia Program director Robert M. Hathaway notes Taiwan’s disappearance (for the moment) as a major source of Sino-American friction – at the recent Sunnylands “shirtsleeve conference” between Presidents Obama and Xi, the island seems to have been little more than an afterthought. Yet even as we seek to create the basis for a long-term workable relationship with Beijing, he cautions, we should not forget old friends in Taiwan.

The Chinese People's Liberation Army: Should the United States Be Worried?

This Special Report examines the modernization program of the Chinese People's Liberation Army(PLA). The essayists conclude that while this program bears watching, the U.S. military, assuming it too continues to modernize, will be able to maintain its lead in overall capacity. Edited by Mark Mohr. Send an email to asia@wilsoncenter.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

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