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Q&As: Populations & Demographics

June 2012

City Life: Dichotomies in an Urbanizing India

Policy Q&A

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.

December 2011

India's Demographic Outlook: Implications and Trends

Policy Q&A

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.

October 2011

India’s Energy Policy and Electricity Production

Policy Q&A

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.

October 2011

Japan’s Debt Challenge

Policy Q&A

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.

July 2011

Asia’s Rise and U.S. Grand Strategy

Policy Q&A

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.


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