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CEPSA Brief Released Discussing Climate Change Vulnerability in South and Southeast Asia

In a recently released research brief, CEPSA Researcher and Strauss Distinguished Scholar, Dr. Joshua Busby and his team discuss climate change vulnerability in South and Southeast Asia. CEPSA Research Brief No. 12, titled “Climate Security Vulnerability in Asia V2”, presents the updated findings of the Asian Climate Security Vulnerability model version 2 (ACSV V2), an attempt to map sub-national climate security vulnerability in 11 countries in South and Southeast Asia. South Asian countries include Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Southeast Asian countries include Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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Strauss Center Launches Complex Emergencies Dashboard

The Strauss Center's Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA) program released the new Complex Emergencies Dashboard today. In partnership with Development Gateway, CEPSA developed the online mapping platform to enable policymakers and researchers to visualize CEPSA datasets on climate vulnerability, conflict, national disaster preparation, and international climate and disaster aid, along with related external datasets on other security concerns like food access and forced migration.

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Climate Security Experts Convene Workshop to Review CEPSA Progress

The Strauss Center hosted climate security experts for a workshop on March 29 and 30, 2018. The workshop was the culminatation of the Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA) program and its research that covered 11 countries in South and Southeast Asia.

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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, "Disaster Preparedness in Pakistan," (co-authored by CEPSA disaster preparedness researchers Jennifer Bussell and Asim Fayaz) and "Disaster Preparedness in Bangladesh" (co-authored by 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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