Healthcare in India: A Call for Innovative Reform
To get more insight on the reforms needed to India’s healthcare, NBR spoke with Victoria Fan, a research fellow at the Center for Global Development who wrote her Harvard School of Public Health dissertation on health systems in India. Dr. Fan provides an assessment on the state of India’s health system, the potential for Universal Health Coverage, and how the changing nature of disease in India affects public health functions, among other key issues.
Fiftieth Anniversary of the 1962 Sino-Indian Border War
On the 50th anniversary of the Sino-Indian Border War, Strategic Asia author Arun Sahgal (Institute of National Security Studies) discusses the lessons learned from the conflict and explains how the dispute still shapes relations between the two rising powers 50 years later.
Toward an Economic Overhaul: Assessing India's "Big Bang" Reforms
To assess what recently announced reforms may mean for India's economic outlook and political process, NBR spoke with Arvind Subramanian, a senior fellow at both the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Center for Global Development.
China’s Navy and Air Force: Advancing Capabilities and Missions
In the second half of a two-part interview on China’s advancing naval and air forces, Strategic Asia author Andrew S. Erickson (U.S. Naval War College) discusses the capabilities and strategic implications of several of China’s most sophisticated systems, including its improving submarine force and low-observable aircraft programs.
The Revenge of Geography and the Asia-Pacific
In his new book, The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate, Robert Kaplan (Stratfor Global Intelligence) contends current global conflicts, including wars, political instability, and clashes over religion, can be better understood and even forecasted through close examination of the maps that chart our world. In this Q&A, NBR’s Abraham Denmark asks Kaplan how this theory relates to the Asia-Pacific, and what challenges geography will play for the United States’ policy toward the region.
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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.