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China Ostensibly Cancels Myitsone Dam Project in Myanmar in Favour of Access to Kyaukpyu Port

21 April 2017

Caleb Gorton, Research Assistant Future Directions International 12  April 2017 In his paper titled “China Ostensibly Cancels Myitsone Dam Project in Myanmar in Favour of Access to Kyaukpyu Port” Caleb Gorton, Research Assistant, the Global Food and Water Crises Programme, writes that Beijing gains preferential access to Kyaukpyu port, but until the future of the Myitsone Dam project…

What will be the Shape of US Indo-Pacific Policy under President Trump?

19 April 2017

Balaji Chandramohan, FDI Visiting Fellow Future Directions International 11 April 2017 In his paper titled “What will be the Shape of US Indo-Pacific Policy under President Trump?” Balaji Chandramohan, FDI Visiting Fellow, points out that addressing the increased assertiveness of China in the Indo-Pacific theatre is of primary importance but, despite the talk of greater burden sharing, the…

Crisis in the Horn of Africa: Are we seeing the Normalisation of Food and Water Insecurity?

10 April 2017

Benjamin Walsh, Research Analyst Future Directions International 06 April 2017 In his paper titled “Crisis in the Horn of Africa: Are we seeing the Normalisation of Food and Water Insecurity?” Benjamin Walsh, Research Analyst, the Global Food and Water Crises Programme, explains that three countries in or near the Horn of Africa (Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen) are, or…

India’s Security Concerns in the Indian Ocean Region: A Critical Analysis

10 April 2017

Professor B.M. Jain, Associate Future Directions International 04 April 2017 In this paper, FDI Associate Professor B.M. Jain delves into the security challenges confronting India in its immediate region. He finds that, if India is to successfully address that overwhelming range of challenges, which includes adversarial neighbours and non-state actors such as pirates, maritime terrorists and armed…

The US Global Water Strategy 2017 Under President Trump

10 April 2017

Benjamin Walsh, Research Analyst Future Directions International 05 April 2017 In his paper titled “The US Global Water Strategy 2017 Under President Trump” Benjamin Walsh, Research Analyst, the Global Food and Water Crises Programme, writes that a US Global Water Strategy could be a continuation of Trump-styled ‘America First’ politics. A genuinely global water strategy is possible, but only if…

The Role of Water in Ensuring Healthy Soils

4 April 2017

Geoffrey Craggs, Research Analyst Future Directions International 30 March 2017 In his paper titled “The Role of Water in Ensuring Healthy Soils” Geoffrey Craggs, Research Analyst, Northern Australia and Land Care Research programme, explains that water is an essential constituent of healthy, productive soils. Maintaining the availability of water to plants while ensuring healthy, sustainably productive…

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