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Cries of Anguish: A Report on Pakistan's FATA

Pakistan's volatile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are too dangerous for most outsiders to access, and little information on the area leaves the region. Khalid Aziz, director of institutional capacity-building for the FATA Secretariat, screens a documentary and discusses the area's beleaguered development.

Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Lecture Series in U.S.-East Asia Relations Starting 2013

The Wilson Center’s Asia Program will create an annual lecture series on U.S.-East Asian relations, named after noted diplomatic historian and Wilson Center Senior Scholar Nancy Bernkopf Tucker.

The Policy Space Debate: Does a Globalized and Multilateral Economy Constrain Development Policies?

This Special Report asks whether global economic policies and rules constrain national policy space to enable developing countries to choose the best policy mix for achieving sustainable and equitable development. This central question is addressed through critical assessments of how the policy frameworks of the international financial institutions, exchange rate regimes, as well as intellectual property rights affect the development paradigms of developing countries. Edited by Bhumika Muchhala. Send an email to asia@wilsoncenter.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

The Zardari Legacy

Zardari's legacy will be the strengthening of the democratic process. Out of office, he can now work on rebuilding the PPP so that the party can seek a mandate from the people during the next election to actually govern and deliver -- something it was not allowed to do last time, writes Farahnaz Ispahani.

Bryce Wakefield on political market-orientation in Japan

A new publication, Global Political Marketing edited by Jennifer Lees-Marshment, Chris Rudd, and Jesper Stromback, features a chapter on political marketing in Japan, co-written by Masahiko Asano and Asia Program associate Bryce Wakefield.

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.

Taiwan's Energy Conundrum

Explore the complex set of opportunities and challenges inherent in Taiwan’s energy profile in the latest Asia Program Special Report.

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