Populations & Demographics
How Can Japan Compete in a Changing Global Market?
An NBR roundtable brought together Edward Gresser (Progressive Economy), Toshikazu Okuya (Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), and other experts from research, industry, and policy to assess how to strengthen Japan’s trade and economic policies. Read the roundtable report.
Implications of Japan’s Changing Demographics
As part of its ongoing Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs program, NBR convened senior demographics and economic experts Nicholas Eberstadt (American Enterprise Institute), and Richard Katz (The Oriental Economist Report), among other leaders in policy, industry, and research, for an intimate, roundtable discussion on the implications of Japan’s demographic outlook. A report outlines the major findings of this roundtable regarding the challenges facing Japan as its population decreases and ages.
City Life: Dichotomies in an Urbanizing India
According to the 2011 census, India’s urban growth has surpassed rural growth for the first time in 90 years. Ananya Roy (University of California, Berkeley) discusses the impact of India’s move toward urbanization on city planning and design and what this trend implies for growing metropolises globally.
India's Demographic Outlook: Implications and Trends
Over the next two to three decades, India’s demographic composition will significantly impact the country’s economic and strategic capabilities. NBR spoke with expert demographer and Strategic Asia contributor Nicholas Eberstadt about what India’s population profile will likely look like and how it compares to another major state in the region, China.
India’s Energy Policy and Electricity Production
In an interview with NBR, Charles Ebinger outlines India’s current and future challenges in meeting its electricity demand. He argues that without serious energy and electricity sector reform, India runs the risk of derailing its rapid economic growth.
Nontraditional Security Threats in Pakistan
Ali Tauqeer Sheikh
This essay examines Pakistan’s most significant nontraditional security challenges, including climate change, increasing population and urbanization, food security, and water security.
Japan’s Debt Challenge
William W. Grimes
William W. Grimes, an expert on Japan’s economics, provides insight into the Japan’s debt dilemma, including what measures the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) could take to help reduce the level of government debt. Grimes is a Professor of International Relations and Political Science at Boston University, and is a Research Associate for the National Asia Research Program.
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Asia’s Rise and U.S. Grand Strategy
Ashley J. Tellis
To preview the forthcoming Strategic Asia volume on Asia’s rising powers, India and China, NBR spoke with Strategic Asia Research Director and Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Ashley J. Tellis. Tellis argues that Asia continues to encounter challenges in many areas despite economic advancement and that an effective U.S. grand strategy is necessary to face the complex international environment in a time of globalization.