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Michael Kugelman's Thoughts on Afghanistan in Foreign Policy and the Washington Post

Mineral wealth can bring great prosperity to Afghanistan, argues senior program associate Michael Kugelman in a Washington Post video clip. In a new Foreign Policy piece, he ranks mineral wealth as one of Afghanistan's four most important concerns.

Afghanistan and Pakistan: Conflict and Resistance to Modernity

Afghanistan has been beset by violent conflict for decades, and this strife has had a major impact in neighboring Pakistan, a troubled state in its own right. Pakistan Scholar Riaz Mohammad Khan chronicles the effects of the Afghan conflict on Pakistan, emphasizing its toll on political, economic, and societal development.

Competition for Japan Scholars

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is seeking scholars in Japan for the Wilson Center Japan Scholar Program. Successful applicants will spend up to one year in residence at the Woodrow Wilson Center, in the heart of Washington, D.C., where they will carry out advanced, policy-oriented research and writing designed to bridge the gap between the academic and policy communities.

George W. Bush and Asia: A Midterm Assessment

The midpoint of George W. Bush’s presidential term offers an opportune moment to take stock of the administration’s Asia policy. This new Asia Program report contains essays by policymakers, scholars and Asia analysts, including a contribution from Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs James A. Kelly. Collectively, these essays identify themes and patterns that provide insights into Bush’s Asia policies and begin the task of placing the administration’s policies into broader perspective.

Looking Forward: U.S.-Japan Economic Partnership in the Post-Lehman World

A report on a December 2010 conference in Tokyo organized by the Asia Program and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) convening experts from Japan and the United States to discuss the implications of the 2008 global financial crisis.

Will a Mouse Find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

The search for MH370 is proof that crowdsourcing will become a vital part of aid and rescue efforts in the future.

Fueling the Future: Meeting Pakistan's Energy Needs in the 21st Century

This volume assesses Pakistan's energy needs over the next 25-30 years, and it seeks to foster debate on how Pakistan might succeed in meeting its energy requirements in the decades ahead. Coedited by Robert M. Hathaway, Bhumika Muchhala, and Michael Kugelman. Click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

Goto Speaks at MEDays Forum

Northeast Asia associate Shihoko Goto discussed the challenges facing East Asia at the annual MEDays Forum in Tangier, Morocco, last week.

Michael Kugelman and Sue Levenstein's Op-Ed Feature in World Politics Review

According to the United Nations, 74 million acres of farmland in the developing world were acquired by foreign governments and investors over the first half of 2009 -- an amount equal to half of Europe's farmland. These land deals, argue Michael Kugelman and Susan L. Levenstein in a January 20 World Politics Review op-ed, leave immense carbon footprints and threaten widespread environmental destruction.

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