Polar Pursuits: Asia Engages the Arctic
Lawson Brigham, James Kraska, P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Katarzyna Zysk, Leiv Lunde, Kai Sun, Aki Tonami, Young Kil Park, Ian Storey and Sanjay Chaturvedi
The ten essays in this Asia Policy roundtable are intended to illuminate the motivations and objectives of the new Asian observers and the reactions of the Arctic Council member states in an effort to understand the risks of geopolitical competition as well as the prospects of a maritime and energy renaissance in Arctic waters as the ice recedes.
India's 2014 Budget: Enduring Challenges and New Responses
Pravakar Sahoo from India's Institute of Economic Growth, currently Erasmus Mundus Scholar at the University of Antwerp, elaborates on the policies presented in India's 2014 budget and the reforms the Modi government is seeking to implement in the current fiscal year.
Revitalizing India’s Economic Growth
Ajay Shriram (Confederation of Indian Industry) discusses how India’s newly elected government can help revitalize the country’s economy. He argues that the key to boosting India’s economic growth is to implement policies that create more jobs for India’s growing youth population.
New Outlooks for Asian Energy Security
In this workshop report, senior energy and geostrategic experts offer insights into the shifting fulcrum of global energy trade, discuss the United States' and Asia's evolving strategic engagement in the Middle East, and suggest policy recommendations for how to strengthen energy security in the Asia-Pacific.
Exporting Coal from the U.S. Pacific Northwest
This working paper provides a general review of how transportation constraints affect energy markets and then offers a framework for thinking more specifically about the greenhouse gas implications of building new coal ports in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.
India in the United States: Economic Engagement in the 21st Century
The impact on the U.S. economy of the investments and operations of Indian firms has been growing. Vinod Jain (India-U.S. World Affairs Institute) assesses the current status of Indian economic engagement in the United States, the contributions of the Indian-American and Indian diaspora communities to the U.S. economy, and prospects for future growth.
India's Shift to a Sustainable Energy Future
Manish Bapna (World Resources Institute) examines India’s ambitious steps toward a more sustainable and secure energy future and the opportunities for U.S.-India collaboration.
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India Looks Skyward to Tackle Challenges on the Ground
Bharath Gopalaswamy (Atlantic Council) provides insight on the Indian space program's future ambitions and the potential for U.S.-India cooperation in exploring and harnessing the final frontier.