When Pakistan was struggling to recover from one of the worst natural disasters in its history, President Asif Ali Zardari was coming under criticism for his handling of the crisis. Democracy Now! spoke with Pakistani writer and poet, Fatima Bhutto about the floods in Pakistan and the government response.
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EM-DAT provides a database for assessment and rational decision-making in disaster situations. For example, it helps policymakers identify disaster types that are most common in a given country and have had significant historical impacts on specific human populations. Read more
Experts from the Center for Strategic and International Studies discuss their findings on the politics of climate change in Asia, the region’s response to natural disasters, and implications for the future geometry of Asia’s institutions and US policy in the region.