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The Asia Program provides a forum in the nation's capital for enhancing deeper understanding of, and policy debate about, Asia. It seeks to furnish an intellectual link between the world of ideas and the world of policy on issues relating to Asia and U.S. interests in Asia. more

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The Latest from the Asia Program

Four Terror Threats More Grave Than Islamic State

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Sep 15, 2014
While ISIS is among the most terrifying terror threats to emerge in recent decades, Washington inflates the risks it poses to the U.S. homeland. Washington should be more focused on these four groups in particular, writes Michael Kugelman. more

I Was Not Alone: A Pakistani Activist's Journey for Change

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September 30, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
In I Was Not Alone, Fouzia Saeed tells the story of working women’s struggles in Pakistan. Forming a movement called AASHA, she and hundreds of others dared to challenge the nation’s behavior toward working women. This movement led the whole country to stand together against sexual harassment in the workplace, and resulted in the passage of legislation protecting women’s rights. more

It's Not All Fear and Loathing in Kabul

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Sep 11, 2014
Michael Kugelman gives several reasons why there is still hope for a positive outcome to the current impasse in Afghanistan's election crisis. "No one ever said it will be easy to craft a happy ending to this tale -- but it's still quite possible," he writes. more

Pakistan’s Long March: Reflections on the Anti-Government Protests in Islamabad

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September 24, 2014 // 9:30am11:00am
This summer, Pakistan was plunged into crisis as anti-government protestors converged on the capital city of Islamabad to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. This protest movement marks the latest in a series of “Long Marches” Pakistan has experienced in recent decades. more

A Case for More Integrated and Coordinated Planning and Policymaking

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Sep 09, 2014
Ziad Alahdad, a former director of operations for the World Bank and long-time energy expert, explains how a more integrated and coordinated energy sector would ease Pakistan’s energy crisis. more

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