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Tread Lightly With Pakistan's Lashkars

Jul 16, 2009
As Pakistan's army prepares for an assault on the tribal area of South Waziristan, Islamabad may be looking to strengthen its links with tribal militias, or lashkars. This would be a mistake, writes the Asia Program's Michael Kugelman. He explains why close associations with lashkars pose grave risks.

Wilson Center Awards Japan Scholarship to Satoshi Ikeuchi

Jul 09, 2009
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announced the appointment of Satoshi Ikeuchi as a Wilson Center Japan Scholar. Ikeuchi will spend two and one-half months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in October 2009, working on a research project examining American Middle East policy.

Wilson Center Appoints Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi Public Policy Scholar

Jun 22, 2009
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in collaboration with the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan (FFFP), a charitable trust based in Karachi, today announced the appointment of Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi as a Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar. Lodhi will spend nine months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in September 2009, carrying out research for a book looking at the internal and external challenges Pakistan has faced since 2001.

Wilson Center Awards Pakistan Scholarship

Jun 17, 2009
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in collaboration with the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan (FFFP), a charitable trust based in Karachi, announced the appointment of Dr. Sabiha Mansoor as the Wilson Center's new Pakistan Scholar. Mansoor will spend nine months in residence at the Wilson Center beginning in September 2009, carrying out research and writing a book on fashioning a professional development strategy for higher education faculty in Pakistan.

Wilson Center Awards Japan Scholarship to Shin Kawashima

Jun 16, 2009
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars today announced the appointment of Dr. Shin Kawashima as a Wilson Center Japan Scholar. Kawashima will spend two months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in August 2009, working on a research project examining the diplomatic history of Taiwan as revealed through recently released official documents

In India, Victory for Sound Issues, Defeat for Shrill Isms

Jun 16, 2009
In a commentary published in the June issue of Khabar magazine, program associate Michael Kugelman analyzes the surprising results of India's recent elections. He writes that the outcome represents a victory not simply for the Congress Party, but also for small farmers and others who voted on bread-and-butter issues.

China in the Minds of Australia's Defense Strategists

May 07, 2009
Richard C. Smith, Wilson Center Australian Scholar and a former Australian ambassador to China, offers a brief survey of Australian thinking about the place of China in Australian defense strategy over the past six decades.

Land Grab: The Race for the World's Farmland

May 05, 2009
Wealthy, food-importing, and water-scarce countries increasingly are investing in farmland overseas to meet food security needs. A series of experts examined this new global trend, which has been described as a new phase of the world food crisis.

Pakistan: Politics and People

May 04, 2009
Pakistan's efforts to modernize are threatened by a dramatic rise in extremist activities as terrorist groups find refuge in the mountains. A series of experts weigh in on the nation's political and security issues.

Cries of Anguish: A Report on Pakistan's FATA

Apr 16, 2009
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.

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