China must be able to collect accurate data and maintain a stable carbon price if its new pilot program for emissions-trading can be deemed a success.
While the relationship between the European Union and India has a great deal of potential, it has underperformed. To revitalize it, both sides need to move from dialogue to joint action on a regional or multilateral level.
Tajikistan is among the most problematic countries in Central Asia. The country faces a number of challenges, including an economic crisis, regionalism, domestic political confrontation, and radical Islam.
The second Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul in March 2012 provides an opportunity for China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea to develop concrete cooperation on nuclear security.
China needs to enact tighter monetary policies in order to raise household consumption and rebalance toward a more sustainable growth model.
In the absence of clear indications of the direction Kim Jung Un intends to take, firm resistance to provocations will be a steadying influence.
For a range of reasons, Lashkar-e-Taiba is the most dangerous terrorist group operating in South Asia after al-Qaeda.
Public sentiment in many states has turned against nuclear energy following the March 2011 accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The Fukushima accident was, however, preventable.
If Beijing wants to deal with the issues that have spawned rising social unrest, it needs to reshape China’s economic institutions and control over basic resources in ways that moderate, rather than exacerbate, disparities.
When European leaders choose to do business with authoritarian regimes, they must continue to speak out against human rights violations.