The Geopolitics Of Food

The global agricultural system as it exists today is a manifestation of 100 years of geopolitical competition. The world produces enough food to feed everyone, but hunger is rising, people are getting fatter, and we waste 40% of the food we produce. The future of the world will be determined by changes happening in global […]

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Developing economies must act now to dampen the shocks from the Ukraine conflict

The war in Ukraine could not have come at a worse time for the global economy—when the recovery from the pandemic-induced contraction had begun to falter, inflation was surging, central banks in the world’s largest economies were gearing up to hike interest rates, and financial markets were gyrating over a formidable constellation of uncertainties. Read More Here

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Water, The Great Regional Threat

For decades, long-range forecasters have been predicting that water – and a lack of it – loomed as the biggest threat to regional security. Booming populations, food security, the occasional drought and competition among neighboring countries for dwindling resources made for a pessimistic outlook. Read Here – The Diplomat

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China Aggressively Acquires Farmland Throughout World

There are many challenging numbers confronting China‘s new leaders, but two are especially stark. China has 20 per cent of the world’s population, but only nine per cent of the world’s farmland. And even that imbalance in the amount of land available to produce food for an increasingly demanding population of 1.3 billion is getting worse […]

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Why Hungry Indians Need Skinnier Politicians

India is caught in an ugly societal whodunit: Although the per capita gross domestic product for the country’s 1.2 billion people has almost doubled over the past decade, to $838, malnutrition and hunger are still rampant, especially among children. A months-long series of investigative reports by Bloomberg News highlights that India’s failure to adequately feed its […]

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Obama’s Second Wind

Many commentators, both in the US and India, do not believe that President Barack Obama’s victory and his second-term foreign policy will lead to any surprises to US-India relations. They see more of the same. They should be proven wrong. Yes, the last four years have been a period of consolidation in India-US relations. They […]

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