Views Digest

May, 2016

  • 16 May

    Coastal Flooding Threatens Cities Across World

    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.

  • 14 May

    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.

  • 12 May

    Failing Afghanistan and the World

    It's not too late for the United States to help get Afghanistan back on its feet.

  • 11 May

    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.

  • 5 May

    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?

  • 3 May

    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.

  • 1 May

    Angola: Risk and Reward

    This sub-Saharan country is trying to diversify its economy and reduce its dependency on oil exports.

April, 2016

  • 30 April

    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 …

  • 25 April

    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.

  • 25 April

    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.