Donald Trump’s potshots at Asia
Donald Trump has started badly his relationship with Asia, the world's most economically and politically important region, writes John West.
Obama’s pivot to Asia
US President Obama's well-intentioned pivot to Asia enjoyed only mixed results, writes John West.
Korea’s corrupt democracy
The impeachment of Korean President, Park Geun-hye, highlights Korea’s deep corruption. But it is also a testimony to the strength of Korea’s democratic institutions, writes John West.
Infrastructure for a China-centric Eurasia?
China’s “one belt, one road” initiative, which seeks to build a China-centric Eurasia, is struggling to get off the ground, writes John West.
Observations on the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojna 2017
Mukul G. Asher offers his observations on the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojna 2017.
Japan is puzzled by Trump
Japan is puzzled by Trump, writes Yuqing Xing
Portfolio investment in Asia 2017
This paper explores the relative performance of 6 exchanges in Asia and as a benchmark, also explores “western” exchanges, including Australia, over a 10-year period.
Protectionism and globalization
Protectionism is not the answer, make globalization work, argues the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC).
Asia's dearth of democracies
Not one Asian country would have a “full democracy”, writes John West.
From TPP to TTP (Trump Trade Policy)
As many of us now fret over the demise of the TPP at the hands of Donald J. Trump, a new wave of trade liberalisation in Asia could be taking shape through “Trump Trade Policy”, argues John West.
Light at the end of the corridor for Sabah
Sabah has long lagged behind other Malaysian states. However, an ambitious long-term development strategy is transforming the state’s infrastructure and improving skills to attract greater investment.
Trumped by Trump
THE celebration of stupidity has surely reached its apogee in the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States, writes Roger Coombs.
Cooperation on shared waters
Properly planned, transboundary rivers can act as an engine for regional development for both Nepal and Bihar argue Asit K Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
Running on empty!
Asit K Biswas, Cecilia Tortajada and Udisha Saklani explore how water might dissolve the Indian Union if it can’t resolve river disputes.
Hydro-powering regional development in India and Nepal
Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada report on hydro-powering regional development in India and Nepal.
Water as a weapon
Severe water shortages and conflict over its allocation are threatening India’s federalism and future social and economic development, write Asit K Biswas, Cecilia Tortajada and Udisha Saklani.
India's budget challenges
Mukul Asher proposes two measures to improve outcomes of India’s Union and State budgets and generate fiscal space.
Thank God for Godwits
Roger Coombs reports on two children’s books focussing on the lives of the Bar-Tailed Godwit, one of the bird species most critically dependent on continuity of the East- Asian Australasian Flyway.
Foul odour of failure
Why some Asian countries manage air pollution very well while others fall cripplingly short, by Asit K Biswas and Kris Hartley.
Anti-Globalization Risks for Asia-Pacific
The Asia-Pacific faces risks from slowing trade and rising anti-globalization sentiments says the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC).
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