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Green Urbanization in Asia










Urban Governance and Citizen Rights in China and India

Today, according to Xuefei Ren, 129 cities in China and 45 in India have populations of over a million people. Such large-scale urbanization has created major governance challenges. At a May 23 Asia Program event, cosponsored with the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States and the Comparative Urban Studies Project, Ren, a Wilson Center Fellow, examined two case studies of urbanization-driven governance in China and India, and their effect on citizen rights.


Don't Forget India's Nukes

"We urge all nuclear-capable states to exercise restraint regarding nuclear capabilities," a State Department spokesman said last month after India successfully blasted its new long-range Agni 5 missile into the Bay of Bengal. But he quickly softened the admonishment: "That said, India has a solid nonproliferation record."

East Asian National Identities: Common Roots and Chinese Exceptionalism

This rigorous comparative study of national identity in Japan, South Korea, and China examines countries with long histories influenced by Confucian thought, surging nationalism, and far-reaching ambitions for regional importance. East Asian National Identities compares national identities in terms of six dimensions encompassing ideology; history; the salience of cultural, political, and economic factors; superiority as a model national community; displacement of the U.S. in Asia; and depth of national identity.

Remarks by Pakistan Commerce Secretary Zafar Mahmood on Pakistan-India trade

On April 23, 2012, Pakistan Commerce Secretary Zafar Mahmood delivered the keynote address at a conference on Pakistan-India trade. Secretary Mahmood laid out the history of this trade partnership, arguing that it has flourished over time even when political relations have been tense.

New Documents Spotlight Reagan-era Tensions over Pakistani Nuclear Program

Findings that General Zia Had “Lied” About Pakistani Nuclear Activities Conflicted with U.S. Afghanistan Priority

Pakistan-India Trade: What Needs to be Done? What Does it Matter?

Last fall, the Pakistan government announced its intention to grant Most Favored Nation (MFN) status to India, replicating a decision made earlier in New Delhi and potentially laying the groundwork for greatly expanded trade between the two South Asian neighbors. While fundamental disagreements remain unresolved, Islamabad's MFN decision suggests that it is prepared to deepen trade ties.

NPIHP Partners Release New Documents on Indian Nuclear History

The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is pleased to announce the release of 43 archival documents on the history of India’s nuclear program by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). These are some of the first Indian archival documents on the subject of nuclear history that have been released, and they offer a unique perspective on the early development of nuclear research in India.