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Chinese Food and Water Security: The Effects of Air, Water and Soil Pollution

15 August 2017

Jane Robinson, Research Assistant Future Directions International 08 August2017 In her paper titled “Chinese Food and Water Security: The Effects of Air, Water and Soil Pollution” Jane Robinson, Research Assistant, the Global Food and Water Crises Programme, examines some of the air, water and soil pollution issues faced by China. She finds that while these challenges…

Dr Auriel Weigold interview with Amanda Vanstone on The India and US relationship

15 August 2017

Dr Auriol Weigold, FDI Senior Visiting Fellow Future Directions International 14 August 2017 FDI Senior Visiting Fellow Dr Auriol Weigold was interviewed by the ABC’s Amanda Vanstone on the India-US relationship and, in particular, what was and was not said between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Trump when they met for talks in…

Modi and Trump: Possible Pathways?

8 August 2017

Dr Auriol Weigold, FDI Senior Visiting Fellow Future Directions International 01 August 2017 In her paper titled “Modi and Trump: Possible Pathways?” Dr Auriol Weigold, FDI Senior Visiting Fellow, analyses the Narendra Modi-Donald Trump dynamic and its implications. Dr Weigold finds that the leaders Joint Statement and Rose Garden speeches are indicative of possible future directions…

India’s Groundwater Crisis: The Consequences of Unsustainable Pumping

8 August 2017

Caleb Gorton, Research Assistant Future Directions International 25 July 2017 In his paper titled “India’s Groundwater Crisis: The Consequences of Unsustainable Pumping” Caleb Gorton, Research Assistant, the Global Food and Water Crises Programme, analyses the causes and consequences of groundwater depletion and pollution in north-west, north-east and southern India. He also proposes some demand- and supply-side solutions…

South Sudan: Famine Conditions Abated, but Hunger Levels Continue to Rise

18 July 2017

Mervyn Piesse, Research Manager Future Directions International June 2017 In his paper titled “South Sudan: Famine Conditions Abated, but Hunger Levels Continue to Rise” Mervyn Piesse, Research Manager, the Global Food and Water Crises Programme, writes that while the South Sudanese famine has come to an end, weak food security necessitates the continuation of foreign assistance. This…

India’s Gilgit-Baltistan Problem – Part One: Pakistan’s Dependence on Gilgit-Baltistan

18 July 2017

Vikas Kumar, Associate Future Directions International 12 July 2017 In this paper, FDI Associate Vikas Kumar provides a hard-hitting assessment of the circumstances surrounding the territory of Gilgit-Baltistan. Mr Kumar finds that the restive area is vital to the water, energy and conventional security of Pakistan and that its importance is only likely to increase because of…

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