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Japan in 2013: Insecurities to loom larger

Senior scholar Nobuo Fukuda discusses the insecurities facing Japan in 2013 from national defense and security to energy and the economy on CNN.

Afghanistan, Against the Odds: A Demographic Surprise

A new survey finds that Afghanistan and Pakistan are on surprisingly similar demographic paths. Demographer Elizabeth Leahy Madsen says this is good news for Afghanistan, but not for Pakistan, where efforts to meet family planning needs have fallen short.

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.

CEF to Host Book Launch for The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future

Co-Sponsored by the Wilson Center's Asia Program and the Council on Foreign Relations

Finding Dollars, Sense, and Legitimacy in Burma

All eyes are upon Burma as it hosts its first election in 20 years. Would this election bear any significance to Burma's political future? In a new Asia Program publication, eight Burma experts weigh in, offering insights on the recent state of Burma's economy and politics. Edited by Susan L. Levenstein. Send an email to asia@wilsoncenter.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

Wilson Center Welcomes Japan Scholar Kuniko Ashizawa

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.

Pakistan's Urbanization: Enabling Entrepreneurial Innovations to Serve Pakistan's Urban Poor

Aun Rahman, the former Pakistan country director at Acumen Fund, a social venture capital firm, considers how private-sector-driven entrepreneurial approaches can be used to assist the urban poor.

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