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Food and Nutrition Security in Timor-Leste: Challenges and Prospects

Caleb Gorton Research Assistant Future Directions International 14 August 2018 In his paper titled “Food and Nutrition Security in Timor-Leste: Challenges and Prospects” Caleb Gorton, Research Assistant, Global Food and Water Crises Programme, analyses Timor-Lestes food and nutrition security. 46 percent of children under five suffer from chronic malnutrition and many households experience annual food…

Food and Nutrition Security in Timor-Leste: Challenges and Prospects

Caleb Gorton Research Assistant Future Directions International 14 August 2018 In his paper titled “Food and Nutrition Security in Timor-Leste: Challenges and Prospects” Caleb Gorton, Research Assistant, Global Food and Water Crises Programme, analyses Timor-Lestes food and nutrition security. 46 percent of children under five suffer from chronic malnutrition and many households experience annual food…

Dams in Africa: Balancing Food, Water and Energy Security

Mervyn Piesse Research Manager Future Directions International 2 August 2018 In his paper titled “Dams in Africa: balancing food, water and energy security”, Mervyn Piesse, Research Manager, Global Food and Water Crises, examines African dams and their effect on the economy such as the improvement of water, food and energy security and the issues faced…

Dams in Africa: Balancing Food, Water and Energy Security

Mervyn Piesse Research Manager Future Directions International 2 August 2018 In his paper titled “Dams in Africa: balancing food, water and energy security”, Mervyn Piesse, Research Manager, Global Food and Water Crises, examines African dams and their effect on the economy such as the improvement of water, food and energy security and the issues faced…

Drought Intensifies Iran-Afghan Dispute over Water Resources

Andrew Thomson Research Assistant Future Directions International 2 August 2018 In his paper titled “Drought Intensifies Iran-Afghan Dispute over Water Resources”, Andrew Thomson, Research Assistant, Global Food and Water Crises, examines the dispute over water resources between Iran and Afghanistan. Iran is currently facing its worst drought in fifty years, with nearly half the population likely…

Dams in Africa: balancing food, water and energy security

Mervyn Piesse Research Manager Future Directions International 2 August 2018   In his paper titled “Dams in Africa: balancing food, water and energy security”, Mervyn Piesse, Research Manager, Global Food and Water Crises, examines African dams and their effect on the economy such as the improvement of water, food and energy security and the issues…

The United States in South Asia: the Afghanistan factor

Lindsay Hughes Research Analyst Future Directions International 31 July 2018 In his paper titled “The United States in South Asia: the Afghanistan factor” Lindsay Hughes, Research Analyst, Indian Ocean Research Programme, examines the relationship between the US and Afghanistan. The nations have held a relationship since the 1920s and the US gains advantages from the…

The United States in South Asia: the Pakistan factor

Lindsay Hughes, Research Analyst Future Directions International 24 July 2018 In his paper titled “The United States in South Asia: The Pakistan Factor” Lindsay Hughes, Research Analyst, Indian Ocean Research Programme, examines the relationship between Pakistan and the US since Pakistan came into being in 1947 until now. The relationship has remained strong until its…

Middle Eastern Investment in Africa: A Means to Improve Gulf Food Security?

Benjamin Walsh, Research Analyst Future Directions International 19 July 2018 In his paper titled “Middle Eastern Investment in Africa: A Means to Improve Gulf Food Security?”, Benjamin Walsh, Research Analyst, Global Food and Water Crises Research Programme, analyses the food security of the Gulf states and its dependency on foreign imports. Europe and the Americas…

Indo-Iran relations post-JCPoA: the US and the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation

Dr Auriol Weigold, FDI Senior Visiting Fellow Future Directions International 10 July 2018 In her paper titled “Indo-Iran relations post-JCPoA: the US and the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation” Dr Auriol Weigold, FDI Senior Visiting Fellow, analyses the strength of the Indo-Iran relationship. Looking at India’s reaction to any possible sanctions imposed on it for continuing its development…

Publication Guide

  • Associate papers are primary source assessments written by FDI associates. The assessment topics range from regional bilateral relationships and opportunities and challenges in our neighbouring countries.

  • Feature interviews are interviews conducted by an FDI Research Manager. Interview topics range from the sustainability of our planet to the improved provision of emergency food aid.

  • Normally issued in hardcopy, these represent a comprehensive study of one of FDI’s four research areas.

  • Strategic alerts are priority current intelligence items. We provide these alerts when events such as military deployments or foreign election results occur.

  • A 1500 to 3000 word, single topic assessment.

  • A number of short articles addressing current intelligence topics, issued each week.

  • A record of discussions resulting from a single, or series of, roundtable conferences.

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