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Wilson Center Appoints Ambassador Nirupama Rao as Public Policy Fellow

WASHINGTON -- The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has appointed Ambassador Nirupama Rao as a Public Policy Fellow. She will be affiliated with the Wilson Center’s Asia Program. Ambassador Rao will spend three months in residence at the Wilson Center beginning in June 2017. She will be working on a book project on the India-China relationship and contributing to the Wilson Center’s activities on India, including its India in Asia initiative.

Treasures Unseen: The Opening of Nehru’s Post-47 Papers

A trove of invaluable evidence on decolonization and the global Cold War from India’s leading statesmen

The Corruption Cure: How Citizens and Leaders Can Combat Graft

Why leadership is key to ending political and corporate corruption globally

Corruption corrodes all facets of the world's political and corporate life, yet until now there was no one book that explained how best to battle it. The Corruption Cure provides many of the required solutions and ranges widely across continents and diverse cultures―putting some thirty-five countries under an anticorruption microscope―to show exactly how to beat back the forces of sleaze and graft.

Drivers of Insecurity and Instability in the Middle East and South Asia

The Middle East and South Asia are complex and volatile regions.

Nuclear Tests Are Not What You Think

Above: Reagan observes North Korean positions at the DMZ, November 1983

The United States bargained with Israel, Pakistan, and South Africa to stave off nuclear tests. Can it do the same in North Korea?

The Punggye-ri site in North Korea appears primed for a nuclear test. Waiting for the order, personnel now pass the time by playing volleyball, with one suspected “volleyball net set up at the command center area”.

Too Much Too Soon: Addressing Over-Intervention in Maternity Care

For years, the primary approach to improving global maternal health was additive – to increase capacity to address shortfalls in clinics, doctors, supplies, information, and skilled care. Today, however, some women are experiencing issues related to the opposite problem: too much.

India and Flashpoints in Latin America’s Cold War

In India’s Latin American dealings, pragmatism and idealism collide

How did Cold War flashpoints shape India’s relationships with Latin America?

Recent scholarship offers some hypotheses. Historian César Ross claims that the 1954 coup in Guatemala engendered closer relations between India and Guatemala due to New Delhi’s championing of autonomy and democracy. Former Indian Foreign Secretary Krishnan Srinivasan cites “differences” between India and Latin America over the 1973 Chilean coup and the 1982 Falklands/Malvinas War.