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Civilian Assistance to Pakistan: Cure or Curse?

Feb 13, 2012
Has civilian assistance to Pakistan over the past three decades assisted with development and improvements in living standards? Or has well-intended aid had a negative impact on Pakistan? The publication of the Wilson Center report Aiding Without Abetting: Making U.S. Civilian Assistance to Pakistan Work for Both Sides provided the London School of Economics with an opportunity to discuss these and related issues. This February 2, 2012, public event in London was co-hosted by the British Pakistan Foundation and LSE’s Asia Research Center.

The U.S. and China Need to Show a Little Mutual Restraint

Feb 13, 2012
In this Washington Post Op-Ed, Director J. Stapleton Roy and Dr. Ken Lieberthal discuss U.S.-China relations and the growing strategic distrust between these two nations.

Third Billion Campaign Launched in New York City

Feb 10, 2012
Top executives from Ernst and Young and the World Bank will attend. Campaign also has support o f Accenture, The Coca-Cola Company and Standard Chartered Bank

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico Seizes Record Amount of Methamphetamine

Feb 10, 2012
Methamphetamine was seized from the Sinaloa cartel. An amount of meth this large shows more what the cartel may be capable of.

Divided Insurgents Unable to Prompt Mass Defections in Military

Feb 09, 2012
Syria’s opposition is still too fractured to pose a viable political alternative to President Bashar al-Assad, in spite of the mass killings of civilians in Homs and elsewhere, Wilson Center expert Robin Wright tells CNN’s Piers Morgan.