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Taking Stock of the Pakistan-India Trade Relationship

After a period of warming ties in 2011 and 2012, Pakistan-India relations are off to a rough start in 2013--threatening to weaken the momentum for normalizing commercial ties between the two neighbors. A new Asia Program publication on Pakistan-India trade highlights the benefits and risks--for both countries--of a formal trade relationship, and examines what needs to be done to push the process forward.

On Cybersecurity, Crowdsourcing, and Social Cyber-Attack

Social media is responsible for much positive change in the world. But these new tools can be used by bad actors to foment strife and undermine stability, as seen during violent incidents in the Assam state of northeast India in July 2012. Cybersecurity efforts must take into account the growing potential for cyber-attack using social media, where hoax messages are incorporated into a stream of otherwise legitimate messages, and understand how quickly mobile apps and text services can disseminate false information.

Maternal Health in India: Emerging Priorities (New Delhi, Boston, Washington, DC)

Maternal mortality causes 56,000 deaths every year in India, accounting for 20 percent of maternal deaths around the world, said John Townsend, vice president and director of the Population Council’s reproductive health program. It is a key battleground for maternal health advocates.

The Clinton Administration and the Indian Nuclear Test That Did Not Happen - 1995-1996

  • U.S. Detected Indian Nuclear Test Preparations in 1995, but Photo Evidence was “Clear As Mud”
  • Documents Reveal Washington’s Uncertainty Over Whether Prime Minister Rao Had Approved a Test, but Eventually State Department Intelligence Predicted a Non-Test
  • U.S. Intelligence Characterized 1974 “Peaceful Nuclear Explosion” as “Near-Failure”
  • Analysts Joked They Had Detected a Satellite TV Dish--Good for Viewing MTV on “Long Lonely Nights”

Video: CEF Director Jennifer Turner on Asian Water Security at Brookings

On January 24, CEF Director Jennifer Turner spoke at a discussion hosted by the Asia Society and Brookings Institute on the water security challenges facing Asian nations, with a particular focus on China and India. Discussants also highlighted how water security challenges interact with those involving energy and food security, disrupting economies, governments and environments and imposing further hardships on the poor.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner to Speak at Asia Society and Brookings on Asian Water Security

CEF is proud to announce that our Director, Dr. Jennifer Turner will be speaking at an event on Thursday, January 24, 2013 held by Asia Society and the Brookings Institution entitled Water: Asia’s New Battleground. Dr. Turner will be joining Brahma Chellaney, professor at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, to discuss the water security challenges facing Asian nations, with a particular focus on China and India.

Tapping the Potential of Displaced Youth in Urban Settings

“When young people claim their right to education and health – including sexual and reproductive health – they increase their opportunities to become a powerful force for economic development and positive change,” said Nicole Gaertner, of UN Refugee Agency and the U.S. Department of State, quoting Secretary of State Hilary Clinton at the Wilson Center on December 13.

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