Over the last three decades, public funding for global health organizations has dried up. Private companies are writing checks to fill the gap and are bending the agenda toward their interests. Realigning priorities will mean getting more private firms involved - not less.
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India and the United States have grown close very quickly over the last decade. Their commitment towards the war on terror, pursuit of joint energy security, and the prevention of the proliferation of nuclear weaponry are some on a long list of common goals.
While carbon capture fitted coal plants are opening all over the world, the global demand for cheap energy is climbing. The initial investment for carbon capture technologies, though, is high, and green technologies are struggling to have an impact on pollution levels.
India has pursued a careful, well-thought out policy to prove that it can be a responsible permanent member on the UN Security Council.
Both Tokyo and New Delhi see each other as reliable partners, and continue to do so after the Japanese earthquake and nuclear disaster. The Japan-India relations in the post-disaster environment must be understood in terms of humanitarian, economic and strategic dimensions.
On May 1998, as India declared itself as a nuclear weapons state, it also committed its nuclear program to the No First Use of nuclear weapons policy. Consequently, the policy has been viewed as a democratic option, but what does this say about India?
The execution of Osama Bin Laden has led to a decline in international military presence in Afghanistan, opening the door for developmental agencies and regional actors to play a more active role. Can India take advantage of this critical juncture and work towards achieving peace in Afghanistan?
The earthquake and tsunami - not to forget the nuclear disaster - in Japan, along with the escalating Arab Spring has trigged a series of geoeconomic events. What, thus, is the bigger picture that emerges?
As Pakistan's military dictators are proving to be more prosperous than its “democratically” elected leaders over the past two decades, Harini Calamur explains the history behind the country's capitalist foundation.
The Chinese National People's Congress has formulated a new five year plan that directs Chinese companies to assert themselves globally, proposes government involvement in "certain aspects of the economy related to social stability, such as inflation, public opinion, and the food supply."