• Politics and Strategy

    Jeffrey Mazo: Billions and billions

    10 March 2014.  On Sunday night, 9 March, a new 13-part science documentary series on US television was introduced with a video message from President Obama. The first episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, was shown simultaneously on 10 networks in the Fox group and will appear on more than 200 channels in 181 countries. The show is a follow-up to the most successful and influential science documentary series of all time: Carl...

  • Strategic Comments

    China’s strategic Arctic interests

    06 March 2014. 

    While China's intensifying activity in the Arctic is often viewed with suspicion, it is part of a strategy of general expansion of its maritime interests and capabilities, seeking a level of influence to match its global economic status.

  • IISS Voices

    Food security in Asia

    04 March 2014.  The spike in global food prices in 2007–08 led to riots on several continents, and reawakened fears about the world’s future ability to feed itself, as growing populations place greater demands on agricultural systems operating in increasingly difficult environmental and climatic conditions. With more than half the world’s people and high levels of inequality, Asia lies at the centre of the global food-security challenge of the twenty-first century. As the...

  • Adelphi Books

    Conclusion

    24 February 2014. 

    Ultimately, effective governance is essential to dealing with food insecurity in developing countries in Asia.

  • Adelphi Books

    Understanding food security

    24 February 2014. 

    Future global food security will require food production to keep pace with demand in an era of climate change, as populations continue to grow and diets diversify.

  • Adelphi Books

    Food Security in Asia: Challenges, Policies and Implications

    24 February 2014. 

    This Adelphi provides an analytical overview of the main trends and challenges related to food security in Asia, how key countries in the region are responding to these developments, and their implications for security.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Jeffrey Mazo: Culture wars

    24 February 2014.  Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves’s opening address on cyber security at the 2014 Munich Security Conference on 31 January is well worth reading. In discussing the relationship between states and their citizens in the electronic age, he referenced philosophers ranging from Hobbes and Locke to McLuhan and the Grateful Dead. But he said that, personally, he thought ‘much of the problem we face today represents the culmination of a problem diagnosed 55...

  • Adelphi Books

    Challenges of sustainability, resilience and adaptation

    23 February 2014. 

    Asian governments face many challenges in seeking to ensure their national and regional food security. Much progress has been made in lifting millions out of poverty and hunger, but the region remains home to the largest number of the poor and hungry globally.

  • Adelphi Books

    What is driving food insecurity in Asia?

    23 February 2014. 

    Asia is at the heart of the many different changes in food consumption and production that are driving twenty-first century concerns about food security.

  • Adelphi Books

    Introduction

    23 February 2014. 

    Asia sits at the heart of global food security, with more than half the world’s population and around two-thirds of global hungry and poor. How countries in the region, particularly China and India, feed their citizens in coming decades is vital to the wider security of Asia and the rest of the world.

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