According to projections for the year 2070, India’s Kolkata and Mumbai top the list of cities whose populations are most exposed to coastal flooding, with 14 million and 11.4 million respectively. The first seven cities on the list are from Asia, followed by Miami at number eight.
Indian Air Pollution A ‘National Crisis’
India dominates list of world’s top polluted cities, new data from the WHO reveals, with cities in Pakistan and Bangladesh catching up fast.
Failing Afghanistan and the World
It's not too late for the United States to help get Afghanistan back on its feet.
The Real Scandal Behind the Panama Papers
The Panama Papers revealed how financial system opacity enables crime, corruption, and terrorism. The United States has an opportunity to lead in the global effort against corruption—after getting its own house in order.
Pakistan: A Complete Encirclement?
Can an apologetic policy towards the Afghan Taliban really help Pakistan end its global isolation and put it on the path to development?
Water Scarcity May Hit Economic Growth: World Bank
The negative impacts of climate change on water could be neutralized with better policy decisions with some regions standing to improve their growth rates by up to 6 percent with better water resource management.
Angola: Risk and Reward
This sub-Saharan country is trying to diversify its economy and reduce its dependency on oil exports.
A Disaster in Waiting in the Himalayas
A senior Pakistani official recently issued a largely ignored statement about the environmental impact of status quo between the armies of Pakistan and India on the world’s highest battleground, the Siachen Glacier. Some military check posts on both sides here are as high as 21,000 feet above sea level. Presence of Indian forces on Siachen Glacier, is harmful to the …
The Limits to Chinese Political Power
China must be dealt with as it is — case by case, rule by rule, situation by situation. Seeing China clearly as it is requires understanding and accepting the limits on anyone’s power to change it inside or outside the system, and working with the China we have, not the China that even President Xi encourages to dream of 50 or a 100 years hence.
Tough Time Ahead for Bhutan’s Hydropower
Flash floods, sediment deposits and low river levels could make trouble for the Himalayan country’s dam plans – the bedrock of its green economy.