Region-India and South Asia

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

Bangladesh at 50: South Asia’s ‘standout star’?

Early this year, Bangladesh celebrated its 50th year as an independent nation. ‘The country was born’, writes Bloomberg columnist Mihir Sharma, ‘amid famine and war;… Read More

The Quad gives a boost to India’s vaccine diplomacy

The most notable takeaway from the first-ever “Quad” leaders meeting involving the US, India, Japan and Australia at the weekend was the agreement on expanding… Read More

Vaccine diplomacy and Nepal

In the contemporary world, the notion that knowledge belongs to humanity has significantly faltered. Instead, scientific innovations such as Covid-19 vaccines have been a part… Read More

Ad hoc arrangements or multiplying multilaterals?

The Macquarie Dictionary recently released its word(s) of the year for 2020: doomscrolling and rona. When it comes to international relations, however, the winning… Read More

Social media and democracy in the Philippines
The Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS)’ early advocacy on climate and security at the United Nations
Monetary policy transmission in PNG
Gender based violence in Papua New Guinea

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