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NPIHP Partner Hosts Talk: "The Evolution of India’s Nuclear Program"

NPIHP’s partners at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses and the Indian Pugwash Society will host a lecture on The Evolution of India’s Nuclear Program: Reminisces of the Early Years with prominent physicist and nuclear policy advisor Prof. M.G.K. Menon, former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization, and former director of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

India-Japan Ties: Asia's Fastest Growing Relationship?

 

In 2007, India and Japan concluded a strategic agreement. A joint declaration of New Delhi and Tokyo announced that this accord would become an “essential pillar for the future architecture” of Asia. Since then, the two countries have signed a comprehensive economic partnership agreement and held preliminary talks on a potential civil nuclear deal. At an Asia Program event on November 15, speakers offered Indian, Japanese, and American perspectives on what one strategist has described as Asia’s fastest growing relationship.

BRICS: Shaping the New Global Architecture

Five scholars and experts from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa spoke on 28 June 2011 at a Woodrow Wilson Center conference on “BRICS: Shaping the New Global Architecture.” The original BRIC acronym traces its origins to a 2001 paper by Jim O’Neill, a Goldman Sachs economist, which analyzed the emergence of Brazil, Russia, India, and China as economic powerhouses. This analytical concept took a life of its own when the leaders of the BRIC nations agreed to hold regular summits starting in 2009 to discuss a broad range of issues.

India and Pakistan at Odds Over Shrinking Indus River

 

Nearly 30 percent of the world's cotton supply comes from India and Pakistan, much of that from the Indus River Valley. On average, about 737 billion gallons are withdrawn from the Indus River annually to grow cotton—enough to provide Delhi residents with household water for more than two years... To read the entire article appearing in National Geographic News, click on this link.

Book Launch: 'Water: Asia's New Battleground'

An event organized by the Wilson Center's Asia Program, with co-sponsorship from the China Environment Forum and the Environmental Change and Security Program.

“Asia,” warns Brahma Chellaney, “faces a daunting water crisis.” It is a crisis that imperils the region’s economic and political rise, and that deepens environmental risk in a part of the world marked by melting glaciers and densely populated coastal areas.

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