Region-India and South Asia

Making Indo-Pacific alliances fit for deterrence

STEPHAN FRUEHLING AND ANDREW O’NEIL | As great-power competition intensifies, the role of deterrence and the potential for escalation have taken on renewed importance… Read More

Nepal’s eroding judicial independence leaves Supreme Court in limbo

BIKRAM TIMILSINA   |  Nepal’s Supreme Court is in crisis due to unprecedented protests from its justices and lawyers. Despite over a month of protests… Read More

The rise and decline of the World Bank’s Doing Business Report: Why India and Indonesia should be concerned

IYANATUL ISLAM | There was a time when the creators of the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index (EoDB) encapsulated in its Doing… Read More

Explainer: What exactly is the Quad and what’s on the agenda for their Washington summit?

IAN HALL | On Friday, the leaders of Australia, India, Japan and the US met in Washington for the first in-person Quad summit. Hosted by… Read More

Advancing foreign investment in APEC

TONY MAKIN | Since the early 1990s, international trade growth has persistently eclipsed foreign investment growth in the Asia-Pacific. Over this time Asia-Pacific… Read More

Energy poverty and inequality in Sri Lanka

MANEKA JAYASINGHE, SELVA SELVANATHAN AND SAROJA SELVANATHAN | Energy poverty is defined as the absence of sufficient choice in accessing adequate, affordable, reliable, high… Read More

Jawaharlal Nehru’s vision for a just and equitable post-colonial world, with India leading the way

IAN HALL | Jawaharlal Nehru was not just the architect of modern India and the country’s first prime minister. He also played a central role in… Read More

Small-state responses to strategic dynamics in the Indian Ocean

CAITLIN BYRNE | The Indian Ocean is a vast and dynamic domain. Yet, much like its Pacific counterpart, it is too easily cast as… Read More

The UN resolution on global happiness: An Asian perspective

Bhutan, a small, land-locked Asian country, became one of the first, if not the first, in the world to dethrone GDP and enshrine ‘Gross National… Read More

Australia’s closed border is costing the economy $36.5 million a day

Australia doesn’t expect to reopen its international borders until well into 2022. The border has been closed since March 2020. That decision has been instrumental… Read More

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