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Asit K. Biswas

Asit K. Biswas

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Asit K. Biswas is Visiting Professor of Engineering at the University of Glasgow, Chairman of Water Management International Pte. Ltd. in Singapore, and co-founder of the Third World Center for Water Management. He was a founder of the International Water Resources Association and World Water Council.

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  1. A COVID-19 Bridge Over Troubled Water?
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    A COVID-19 Bridge Over Troubled Water?

    Jul 20, 2020 Cecilia Tortajada & Asit K. Biswas consider how the pandemic could accelerate progress toward universal access to clean water supplies.

  2. The Evolution of Chinese Corporate Social Responsibility
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    The Evolution of Chinese Corporate Social Responsibility

    Dec 9, 2019 Asit K. Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada examine the country's progress on implementing environmental, social, and governance standards.

  3. China Should Lead on Air Pollution
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    China Should Lead on Air Pollution

    Jun 6, 2019 Asit K. Biswas & Kris Hartley call on policymakers to use the country's advantages to set the global standard for sustainable urbanization.

  4. Africa’s Manmade Water Crisis
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    Africa’s Manmade Water Crisis

    Feb 20, 2018 Asit K. Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada see crucial lessons for the continent's cities in the imminent shutdown of Cape Town's piped network.

  5. A Chinese Model for Foreign Aid
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    A Chinese Model for Foreign Aid

    Oct 17, 2017 Asit K. Biswas & Kris Hartley argue that with the US and Europe cutting development spending, Chinese leadership has become indispensable.

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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.
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    God Save the Pound?

    Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.
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    Preparing for the Long War

    Mark Leonard thinks Europeans should plan for a prolonged conflict despite Ukraine’s recent gains.
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    Realizing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

    Abe Shinzō

    Less than a month before he was assassinated, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister set out his vision for the region. He buttressed his case by comparing China’s growing threats against Taiwan to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    set out his vision for the region less than one month prior to his assassination in July.
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    Russia, Iran, and the Perils of Post-Autocracy

    Robert D. Kaplan

    With Russia facing defeat on the battlefield and massive protests once again engulfing Iran, both countries’ regimes look vulnerable. But the end of tyranny is more likely to lead to a dangerous political vacuum than to a democratic transition.

    warns that the collapse of a despotic regime more often leads to a political void than to a healthy democracy.
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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.

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