Region-India and South Asia

Fiscal consolidation: Does it work?

YAN ISLAM | Presentation given by Yan Islam (Adjunct Professor, Griffith Asia Institute and former Chief, Employment and Labour Market Policies Branch, ILO, Geneva) to the… Read More

India’s unavoidable entanglements in the South China Sea

IAN HALL | This article is a summary of the Mabini Dialogue talk given by Professor Ian Hall at the Foreign Service Institute… Read More

India is hedging its bets on coal to bring power to the people

More than a fifth of India’s population lacks access to electricity, posing a major development challenge. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to… Read More

Multialignment and Indian foreign policy under Narendra Modi

IAN HALL | Since Narendra Modi’s became Prime Minister in May 2014, India has hosted an American president at its Republic Day celebrations and… Read More

Cosmopolitan insights from B.R. Ambedkar, India’s anti-caste campaigner and constitutional architect

Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (1891-1956) has long been a source of inspiration for India’s Dalits, formerly called ‘untouchables’. He was himself the first Dalit to… Read More

Kipling’s Burma and Myanmar’s Kipling

ANDREW SELTH  | He knew little about the country, but colonised the West’s imagination about it. The Indian Institute of Advanced Study and the… Read More

Ashton Carter in New Delhi: Inching forward with US-India defence diplomacy

IAN HALL | This week Ashton Carter, US Defence Secretary, visited India, heading first to Goa, the home state of his Indian counterpart, Manohar… Read More

Sustainable resource development in Asia: Challenges and opportunities for future growth for Indian businesses

This article is a summary of the address by Dr Tapan Sarker during the talk on “Sustainable Resource Development in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities for Future… Read More

International symposium on “South/South Migration and Socio-Economic Impacts” leads to upcoming publication

South/South migration is a relatively new phenomenon. Historically, the migration flow between Global North (developed) and Global South (developing) countries began immediately after… Read More

What can tourists do to help, not hinder, Nepal’s quake recovery?

Every year 800,000 international visitors travel to Nepal to experience its unique attractions. These include Sagarmatha National Park (Mt Everest), the Annapurna and Langtang trekking… Read More


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