The spread of the avian flu virus in both humans and animals across Southeast Asia has soared in recent years. This Special Report examines the public sector constraints Indonesia confronts in battling avian flu, the positive initiatives of the leading pharmaceutical company in the avian flu epidemic, as well as a case study of a successful public-private partnership that strengthens the institutional capacity of Indonesia's public health sector to address its avian flu challenge. Edited by Bhumika Muchhala. Send an email to email@example.com for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version.
SEPTEMBER 2009--Pakistan, already plagued by widespread water shortages, is expected to become water-scarce by 2035--though some experts project this may happen as soon as 2020, if not earlier. This new publication examines Pakistan's water pressures, focusing on both rural and urban angles, and suggests ways forward.
The following essay was first presented, in slightly modified form, at an Asia Program seminar held on April 16, 2003. Its author, Jean-Luc Racine, is one of Europe's most-respected scholars of South Asia.
Dipankar Gupta, one of India's foremost thinkers on social and economic issues, takes a critical—and controversial—look at the limits of the Indian success story in The Caged Phoenix.
China is rising as a global power, but the position that top foreign policy officials occupy in the Chinese political system is surprisingly far from the center of power, writes Zheng Wang in this op-ed.