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 Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa as the Wilson Center's inaugural Pakistan scholar. Dr. Siddiqa will spend nine months in residence at the Wilson Center, carrying out research and writing on a project titled "Military Inc.: The Political Economy of Militarization in Pakistan."
Co-Sponsored by the Wilson Center's Asia Program and the Council on Foreign Relations
Author Jeffery Paine will describe the religion's fateful migration and the eccentric personalities that hastened its spread westward during this book launch. The event will be webcast on Wednesday, March 3, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. (ET).
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.