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Asia Program Expands Pakistan Programming

Pakistan and the United States have shared a shaky alliance over the past half-century, yet each country knows surprisingly little about the other. The Asia Program, in conjunction with the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan, will host a Pakistani scholar in residence, annually, and expand programming on Pakistani issues. The inaugural event of this expanded programming was an all-day conference discussing the merits of and obstacles to instituting an Islamic economy in Pakistan.

A Positive Surprise in Afghanistan

Senior Scholar Marvin Ott discusses the recent elections in Afghanistan.

The Real Culprit Behind Pakistan's Water Crisis

In a July 26 op-ed in Pakistan's Dawn newspaper, program associate Michael Kugelman argues that Pakistan's water crisis is domestically rooted and has little to do with India. Read the op-ed here.
Nawaz Sharif (C), leader of the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) political party, casts his vote for the general election at a polling station in Lahore May 11, 2013.

Pakistan's Historic Election Changes Little for U.S. Relations

Senior Program Associate for South and Southeast Asia Michael Kugelman analyzed the results of the Pakistani elections and how it would affect the U.S. relationship with Pakistan in this video interview with The Washington Post.

Perspectives on Monetary Policy Developments in Pakistan

On April 24, 2006, the Asia Program hosted Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, governor of the State Bank of Pakistan. Dr. Akhtar assumed her present position in January 2006, following a distinguished career with the Asian Development Bank. Read the text of Governor Akhtar's Wilson Center address.

Tough Calls: the Second Annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture

On April 16th, 2014, Harry Harding delivered the Second Annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture for the Asia Program. His remarks have recently been published on our webpage.

Ten Years After: Revisiting The Asian Financial Crisis

This volume seeks to revisit critical debates on the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis by reexamining its symptoms and causes, as well as lessons from its aftermath. The publication also addresses fundamental issues such as financial liberalization and impacts on regional economic change. Edited by Bhumika Muchhala. Click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

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