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Responding to Pakistan's Water Crisis

Nov 29, 2010
How can the world help Pakistan respond to its widespread and deadly water crisis? In a new policy brief published by the Norwegian Peacebuilding Center, program associate Michael Kugelman examines the opportunities and constraints faced by the international community in its efforts to help reduce the country's water woes.

Wilson Center Awards Pakistan Scholarship

Nov 03, 2010
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 Huma Yusuf as the Wilson Center's new Pakistan Scholar. Yusuf will spend nine months in residence at the Wilson Center beginning in September 2010, carrying out research and writing a book on the intersection of media, public policy, and democracy in today's Pakistan.

Wilson Center Welcomes Japan Scholar Kuniko Ashizawa

Oct 08, 2010
WASHINGTON--The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars welcomes Dr. Kuniko Ashizawa as a Wilson Center Japan Scholar. Ashizawa will spend four months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in September 2010, working on a research project examining Japan's contributions to peacebuilding efforts in Afghanistan.

Wilson Center Welcomes Australian Scholar Dirk Moses

Oct 08, 2010
WASHINGTON--The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars welcomes Dr. Dirk Moses as a Wilson Center Australian Scholar. Moses will spend three months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in October 2010, working on a research project entitled "the Diplomacy of Genocide."

Public Policy Scholar Marvin Ott on China's Ambitions in the South China Sea

Oct 01, 2010
Public Policy Scholar Marvin Ott discusses China's strategic ambitions in the South China Sea.

U.S. Trade Policy Toward Bangladesh

Aug 11, 2010
The government of Bangladesh's recent decision to double the minimum wage in the garment sector was significant, argues Public Policy Scholar Sanchita Saxena in a new commentary . However, she argues that Bangladesh continues to pay high tariffs to the United States (ten times the amount of development assistance it receives), hurting its competitiveness and chances at poverty reduction.

Wilson Center Awards Australian Scholarship to Gregory Sheridan

Aug 05, 2010
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars today announced the appointment of Greg Sheridan as a Wilson Center Australian Scholar. Sheridan will spend two months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in August 2010, working on a research project examining U.S.-Australian strategic cooperation in the Asia-Pacific.

The Real Culprit Behind Pakistan's Water Crisis

Jul 26, 2010
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.

Pakistan's Population Challenge

Jun 23, 2010
This week on dialogue host John Milewski explores the nation's changing demographics and what they may tell us about near and long term prospects for this vital U.S. ally with guests Michael Kugelman, Zeba Sathar, and Mehtab Karim.

Legitimizing the Illegitimate? Burma's Political Dilemmas

Jun 08, 2010
This year's elections in Burma will effect little political change despite mounting international and domestic pressure on the nation's ruling junta, four experts concluded at a May 25 event hosted by the Asia Program. They also agreed that discussions on Burma should not be dominated by Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the now-disbanded National League for Democracy.

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