Covid and Climate Change Push South Asia Toward a Complex Emergency

By Sarang Shidore and Andrea Rezzonico  As Cyclone Tauktae hurtled toward India’s west coast on May 17, a grim scenario outlined in  Amitav Ghosh’s eloquent meditation on climate change, The Great Derangement, suddenly loomed as a distinct possibility. A direct…

5 Things to Know About Strategic Risks From the Past Few Weeks

1. On North Korea, COVID-19 and Biological Weapons In a long Politico examination, Andy Weber of the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) and other experts outline their concerns that North Korea’s recently-announced quest for a COVID-19 vaccine could also support…

BRIEFER: Converging Risks in South Asia: Is a Disruptive Transition on the Horizon?

By Sarang Shidore South Asia spans multiple countries that were formerly either directly or effectively a component of British India. These include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and the Maldives.[1] The subcontinent has had a traumatic history in…