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.
Water scarcity in some areas, floods in others, and various water-related problems could spark major conflicts that have the potential to cripple Asia's economies.
In this recent op-ed published by The Chicago Tribune, Timothy Hildebrandt argues that the large amount of water needed to sustain the fledgling ski industry in China is an inappropriate use of a precious and endangered resource. China should delay developing this environmentally harmful sport while it grapples with more pressing issues of human health and sustainable development. It is reprinted here with permission.
Timothy Hildebrandt was published in the January 1, 2004 issue of the South China Morning Post
"The South Asian region cannot afford to remain an isolated prisoner of political doubts, differences, and discords of the past sixty years," said Yashwant Sinha, India's Minister of External Affairs in this speech at the Wilson Center. He went on to outline a ten-point agenda for integration, peace, and prosperity in South Asia.
Wilson Center, Fellowship Fund for Pakistan Join Forces to Expand Study of Pakistan in Washington, D.C.Dec 15, 2003
In a ceremony at the Wilson Center, the Honorable Lee H. Hamilton, president and director of the Wilson Center, and Munawar Z. Noorani, Fellowship Fund for Pakistan chairman, signed an agreement that lays the foundation for a greatly expanded focus by the Center on Pakistan, Pakistan’s economy, and U.S. - Pakistani relations.Apply for the Fellowship
A personal statement by Gang Lin, Asia Program associate, for a Congressional Executive Commission on China roundtable held on September 22, 2003.
In the new Woodrow Wilson Press publication China after Jiang, Gang Lin of the Asia Program and other leading China scholars tackle the trends and transitions in contemporary Chinese politics.