CEPSA Brief Highlights Climate Change Risks to Cities and Governance in South Asia

The Strauss Center’s Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA) program released a brief titled, “Climate Vulnerability in South Asia’s Coastal Cities.” Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and CEPSA researcher Dr. Paula Newberg, along with Samuel Tabory, formerly a Brumley Fellow at the Strauss Center, co-authored the research.

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CEPSA Research Briefs Explore Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction in Pakistan and Bangladesh

The Strauss Center’s Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA) program has released two new research briefs co-authored by CEPSA disaster preparedness researchers Jennifer Bussell and Sabhanaz Rashid Diya.

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ACLED Releases August 2017 Conflict Trend Report

The August issue of the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED) project's Conflict Trends Report analyzes recent trends in political violence in ten countries in South and Southeast Asia, stretching from Pakistan to Vietnam.

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CEPSA Report Explores The Political Economy of Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction in Pakistan

The Strauss Center’s Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA) program has released a new report titled “The Political Economy of Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction in Pakistan.” The report is co-authored by Jennifer Bussell, Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and a senior fellow at the Strauss Center, and Graduate Research Assistant Asim Fayaz.

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New CEPSA Report Explores Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

The Strauss Center's Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA) program has released a new report titled “Policy Architectures for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in South and Southeast Asia: Evidence from Bangladesh and Nepal.” The report is co-authored by Catherine Weaver, Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Distinguished Scholar at the Strauss Center, and Graduate Research Assistants Nisha Krishnan and Caleb Rudow.

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ACLED Releases February 2017 Conflict Trend Report

The February issue of the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED) project's Conflict Trends Report analyzes recent trends in political violence in Asia. The report includes regional violence in Pakistan, the effects of the capture of Osama Bin Laden, insurgency in India, and a special focus on India and Pakistan relations in 2016. 

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Busby on India's Progress and Barriers on Solar Energy

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and CEPSA researcher Joshua Busby recently published the blog post "India Makes Progress on Solar, But Barriers Remain" with Sarang Shidore, a visiting scholar at the LBJ School, for the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Busby's latest contribution analyzes India's progress on four barriers obstructing solar energy's rise in India - too aggressive bids in auctions for solar power projects, poor financial health of Discoms (power distribution companies), inadequate grid capacity, and relative neglect of the rooftop segment - identified one year ago.

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Cons on Bangladesh's Resilience Plan in recent CEPSA Research Brief

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Jason Cons recently published the Research Brief “Exploring State Vulnerability and Climate Change: Bangladesh’s Resilience Plan” as part of the Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA) Program. Cons explores how over the past decade, Bangladesh has emerged as a climate state and has distinguished itself by developing innovative policy solutions to address environmental challenges.

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New CEPSA Brief "Governance as Vulnerability: Preliminary Lessons from Pakistan"

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and CEPSA researcher Paula Newberg, recently published a research brief titled Governance as Vulnerability: Preliminary Lessons from Pakistan. In the brief, Newberg analyzes Pakistan's recent legislation regarding climate change mitigation under analysis and demonstrates that Pakistan, while acknowledging the potential negative impact of climate change, also contends with comparatively minimal resources to combat the forthcoming effects of climate change.

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ACLED Releases September 2016 Conflict Trends Report

The September issue of the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED) project’s Conflict Trends Report analyzes recent trends in political violence in Asia. The report includes briefs on the uptick of riots and protests in India, with cow slaughter triggering caste violence; the rise in ISIS activity in Bangladesh, which includes July’s hostage crisis in which 20 hostages were killed; and an examination of the highly differing rates in political violence in the Pakistan- and Indian-administered halves of territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

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