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What happens when the world’s second most populous nation reaches an energy, food, and water choke point? Will India’s ambitions to become a modern influential state be stymied by a shortage of resources? And what can be done to overcome these looming problems? 

Asia Program Associate Michael Kugelman discusses India's looming resource shortages.  

Michael Kugelman is a senior program associate for South and Southeast Asia for the Wilson Center’s Asia Program. His most recent work has focused on Pakistan's 2013 elections, India-Pakistan relations, U.S.-Pakistan relations, and security challenges in India. He has published op-eds, commentaries, and blog posts in the New York Times, Foreign Policy, Bloomberg View, Politico, CNN.com, Al Jazeera, The National Interest, The Diplomat, Huffington Post, World Politics Review, Dawn, Express Tribune, Times of India, Indian Express, and Asia Times Online.

On April 2, Circle of Blue and the Wilson Center presented the findings of their Choke Point: India initiative, an exploration into the water-energy-food confrontations in the world’s second most populous country.

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Michael Kugelman

Michael Kugelman

Deputy Director and Senior Associate for South Asia
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