• Strategic Comments

    Pacific Alliance trade bloc eyes global role

    08 April 2014. 

    Seeking to market themselves as a manufacturing and investment hub, strategically located between the Asia-Pacific and Europe, the four members of the Pacific Alliance are claiming a greater role for themselves in the global economy.

  • Geo-economics and Strategy Conferences

    Trade and Flag: The Changing Balance of Power in the Multilateral Trading System

    06 April 2014. 

    IISS Geo-economics and Strategy Conference
    IISS-Middle East, Manama
    06-08 April 2014

  • IISS Voices

    Devesh Rasgotra: India-China competition in the Indian Ocean

    21 March 2014.  By Devesh Rasgotra, Intern, South Asia Programme With around 50% of the world’s container traffic and 70% of its petroleum products travelling across its waters, the Indian Ocean is a vital area for Asian countries. This has not gone unnoticed by China, who is competing for influence in the region. Naturally, India has vital interests in the Indian Ocean. At the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue in 2009, US defence secretary Robert Gates stated...

  • IISS Voices

    Sanjaya Baru: Managing China

    18 March 2014.  By Sanjaya Baru, Director, Geo-economics and Strategy ‘Managing the rise of China is the single most important challenge for India,’ writes Sanjaya Baru in an op-ed for the Indian Express on 14 March. Baru explains that China’s rise has divided the world into two camps:  ‘Those who celebrate it – countries that are economically benefiting from its rise and don’t feel militarily threatened, and those who worry about it – countries...

  • IISS Voices

    Sanjaya Baru: World of Narendra Abe

    07 March 2014.  By Sanjaya Baru, Director for Geo-economics and Strategy At the tail end of a question-answer session following a lecture in Singapore an East Asian member in the audience asked me if I could enlighten him on what India’s foreign policy was likely to be in a Narendra Modi government. Pressed for time, and not prepared for the question, I offered a telegraphic reply. Mr Modi, I told him, would be the...

  • 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...

  • IISS Voices

    Turkey: beyond the headlines

    27 February 2014.  By Alexa van Sickle, Assistant editor The events in Turkey in 2013 caught both the citizens and government off-guard, according to Ziya Meral, a Turkish researcher and writer. Before the summer of 2013, he said, there had been a clear forecast of where things were heading in Turkey for 2014 and 2015. The elections cycle was in gear, and although the government had shown a lapse in reform and the democratic...

  • 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.

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