A report on a December 2010 conference in Tokyo organized by the Asia Program and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) convening experts from Japan and the United States to discuss the implications of the 2008 global financial crisis.
This summary of the Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum, held in Tokyo in October 2009, discusses the U.S.-Japan bilateral alliance and issues relating to non-proliferation and moving toward a world free of nuclear weapons.
In a nation facing many challenges, Pakistan’s crisis of water resources stands out. This publication, edited by Asia Program associate Michael Kugelman and director Robert M. Hathaway, examines the rural and urban manifestations of Pakistan’s water problems, and offers recommendations to alleviate...
This report by Senior Scholar Jill Shankleman was drawn from her six-month research project at the Center examining the impact of China's oil and mining companies' overseas expansion on the governance of resource wealth.
This timely study surveys the conflict in Afghanistan from Pakistan’s point of view and analyzes the roots of Pakistan’s ambiguous policy—supporting the United States on one hand and showing empathy for the Afghan Taliban on the other.
Pakistan has received more than $20 billion in external development assistance but has made little evident improvement in its social indicators. So Much Aid, So Little Development offers a fresh explanation for this outcome.
Dipankar Gupta, one of India’s foremost thinkers on social and economic issues, takes a critical—and controversial—look at the limits of the Indian success story in The Caged Phoenix.
This new book examines China’s role in the Persian Gulf, evolving views on China from within the Gulf, and what China’s presence means for the United States.
Lurking beneath India's many success stories are a range of internal and external security challenges. This new , edited by program associate Michael Kugelman, examines the Maoist insurgency, India's strategic environment, naval modernization, relations with China and Pakistan, and the U.S.-India...
Pakistan's population is young, fast-growing, and rapidly urbanizing. This new book, edited by program associate Michael Kugelman and program director Robert M. Hathaway, examines how the country can harness the promise of a population often viewed as a hindrance to prosperity and threat to...