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New research on political Islam in Bangladesh

Dec 08, 2015
The Asia Program has published new research on political Islam in Bangladesh, conducted in Dhaka over the summer of 2015.

What the Paris Climate Conference Means for South Asia

Nov 30, 2015
There are no shortages of climate change-induced nightmare scenarios in South Asia which makes the challenge all the greater for negotiators in Paris to reach a meaningful and actionable agreement.

Wilson Perspectives: The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Nov 24, 2015
In this edition of “Wilson Perspectives,” our experts provide that context. In 4 original essays, they cover what's new and old in the trade deal, its future in the United States, and its impact around the globe. Bookmark this page, as we'll continue to update it with new insights in the months ahead. For lawmakers, business leaders, and all our audiences, we hope this will be the comprehensive resource on TPP.

Recapping Myanmar’s Historic Election

Nov 23, 2015
Asia Program Fellow Renaud Egreteau helps us recap Myanmar election results and speaks about the implications for Myanmar’s democracy moving forward.

The TPP Remains Key to U.S. Engagement in the Asia-Pacific Region

Nov 23, 2015
For U.S. companies that are already heavily engaged in Asia, the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are, obviously, lower tariffs, higher standards of protection of critical interests (including intellectual property rights), and easier customs processing. What is more, U.S. companies that are the most successful in the Asia-Pacific region are those that are already competitive and are the driving force for future growth, from major manufacturers to service providers. At the same time, the TPP will increase the allure of the United States as a marketplace for Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore as well as Brunei, offering consumers more choices and lower costs.

Why India Is Key to a Climate Change Agreement in Paris

Nov 22, 2015
As world leaders gather in Paris for climate talks, expect India to play a major role in any agreement at COP21.

Wilson Perspectives: Implications of the Paris Attacks

Nov 19, 2015
The recent terror attacks in Paris, Beirut, and Sinai are profound tragedies and have massive security and economic consequences around the world. With a broad focus on global issues and deep expertise in key regions, the Wilson Center is uniquely positioned to provide a wide-angle view. In this publication of original essays by Wilson Center experts representing every corner of the globe, we work to give context to breaking news. As the story continues to unfold, our analysts will update this collection with new perspectives on the key emerging issues. In trying times, we hope you find our insights useful.

After Paris, are Paktika and Peshawar Next?

Nov 19, 2015
A number of political and sectarian factors make the likelihood of ISIS expansion into Afghanistan and Pakistan unlikely, but the sinister possibility of a future rapprochement between ISIS and al-Qaeda should not be ruled out completely.

What's Heartening About Protests in Afghanistan Over Minority Beheadings

Nov 16, 2015
Something extraordinary happened in Afghanistan this week—and, for a change, it was heartening, not horrifying.

Defeated in Bihar: Where does the BJP go from here?

Nov 12, 2015
The resounding defeat of India’s ruling party in a key state election could send the country down a dangerous path.

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