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Policy Q&A

April 2014

Learning from China: A Blueprint for the Future of Coal in Asia?

Policy Q&A

In advance of the 2014 Pacific Energy Forum, NBR spoke with Armond Cohen, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Clean Air Task Force, to explore the implications of coal’s growing role in the fuel mix of China and ASEAN countries—as well as India—and assess the tools and policy options available to reduce the environmental impacts.

March 2014

India's Shift to a Sustainable Energy Future

Policy Q&A

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.

February 2014

Feeding a Billion: Agriculture and Food Security in India

Policy Q&A

Suresh Babu (International Food Policy Research Institute) examines the key challenges and opportunities facing India’s agriculture as the country seeks to meet its food security need while moving more of its workforce to the industrial and services sectors.

December 2013

India Looks Skyward to Tackle Challenges on the Ground

Policy Q&A

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.

November 2013

India’s Upcoming Elections: Will the States and the Economy Decide?

Policy Q&A

This spring, nearly 790 million Indians will participate in the world’s largest democratic exercise. Milan Vaishnav (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) offers insights on the issues driving voters and the potential impact of several state elections that will precede the 2014 general election.

November 2013

The Japan-China Feud in the East China Sea

Policy Q&A

Ken Jimbo (Keio University) assesses the prospects for a Japan-China dialogue to manage tensions in the East China Sea. He emphasizes the need for crisis management and the importance of setting realistic negotiating goals, which would allow both countries to work toward a mutually acceptable status quo.

November 2013

Islamic Finance: Sources of Growth and Prospects for Global Development

Policy Q&A

Daud Vicary Abdullah (The Global University of Islamic Finance) offers insights on the recent growth of Islamic finance, the development of the industry in Malaysia, and the hurdles to its continued development in the United States and other parts of the world.

October 2013

India's Climate Change Challenge

Policy Q&A

Anjali Jaiswal (Natural Resources Defense Council) highlights a range of environmental challenges facing India, identifies areas and opportunities for advancing policy momentum on climate action, and describes the significant role of the private sector in enabling U.S.-India cooperation.

October 2013

Reforming Japan's Electricity Sector

Policy Q&A

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has advocated for deregulation of the electricity sector as a way to bring in new market players, reduce energy costs, and promote clean and renewable energy innovation. Koichiro Ito (Boston University School of Management) discusses the political challenges of deregulation and what is at stake for Japan’s economic and energy future

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