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Japan's Post-Fukushima Nuclear Energy Conundrum

Nov 16, 2012
In World Politics Review Nov. 13, Asia Program associate Shihoko Goto discusses how Japan may be forced to remain a nuclear force as the surge in U.S. natural gas supply may decrease the availability of Middle East oil.

Japan as a role model for civility

Nov 16, 2012
In an op-ed in the Japan Times Nov. 7, Asia Program associate Shihoko Goto discusses how grass-root understanding between Japan, China, and Korea is more important than ever as territorial disputes in the region continue to rage on. Read the full article at: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20121107a1.html

Christian Science Monitor: Obama and Romney Should Be Reading Senior Program Associate Michael Kugelman's New Book

Oct 23, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney should be reading Michael Kugelman's new book, according to the Christian Science Monitor.

Dhaka Forecloses the Grameen Brand

Aug 14, 2012
Bangladesh's government has chosen a path that clearly will lead to taking over the pioneering microfinance bank, just as its founder, Nobel Prize winner Muhammed Yunus, feared. In this op-ed, Senior Scholar and former Ambassador to Bangladesh William Milam describes the motivations of Prime Minister Hasina’s government to bring the bank down and laments that due to Western inaction, it may now be too late to reverse course.

Love and Marriage in North Korea

Aug 13, 2012
Love and Marriage in North Korea – Professor Kathy Moon, formerly a Wilson Center Asian Policy Scholar, fills in the blanks about North Korea’s new First Lady, and reminds us that in the DPRK, romance and politics are inseparable. Dr. Moon is professor of political science and director of East Asian Studies at Wellesley College.

Pakistan's Hidden Threat

Aug 08, 2012
The Haqqani network and other violent militant groups are not the only things we should be worried about in Pakistan, argues South Asia associate Michael Kugelman in a New York Times op-ed about an Islamist organization called Hizb-ut-Tahrir.
Pakistani activists from banned group of Hizb-ut Tahrir chant anti-U.S slogans

Pakistan's Hidden Threat from Within

Aug 07, 2012
The Hizb-ut-Tahrir is a global Islamist organization that pledges to overthrow governments through nonviolent means. It poses a unique challenge in Pakistan, argues South Asia Associate Michael Kugelman in a New York Times op-ed.

Northeast Asia’s eternal triangle is really an American affair of sorts

Jul 24, 2012
Takashi Terada, who earlier this year held appointment as a Wilson Center Japan Scholar, explores the shifting power dynamics in Northeast Asia, and what the evolving Japan-China-South Korea triangular relationship may mean for the United States.

Pakistan's Medical Crisis

Jul 16, 2012
Pakistan's medical system is in great crisis, argues South Asia associate Michael Kugelman in a recent Foreign Policy commentary.

It Could Have Been Worse

Jun 22, 2012
The immediate aftermath of the Pakistani Supreme Court's recent ousting of the country's prime minister could have been a lot worse, argues South Asia associate Michael Kugelman in the Huffington Post.

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