India and South Asia

Regional wrap

The last fortnight witnessed the enunciation of President Donald Trump’s economic and security vision for the Indo-Pacific. Last week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo,… Read More

The case for a free and open Indo-Pacific

Well before Trump became president, the US’s long-established China policy – a combination of engagement and deterrence sometimes called ‘congagement’ – was beginning to look… Read More

Regional wrap

While the most talked-about development, globally, was the Helsinki Summit between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Asia Pacific region… Read More

Age of uncertainty for Asia Pacific

Our Asia-Pacific region is continuing to drive global economic growth as the new financial year sets off. But beneath this layer of business as… Read More

Mai Tai diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific

It’s Mai Tai time again for many of the world’s navies and some air forces. The month-long, biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC)… Read More

Regional wrap

Last fortnight, countries in the Indo-Pacific region, as elsewhere, were absorbed in trying to make sense of the June 12th Singapore Summit between US President… Read More

What’s in a name: Burma or Myanmar?

A decision by the US to accept the name Myanmar seems unlikely any time soon. When Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD)… Read More

An unlikely Asian success story? Revisiting the Bangladesh paradox of bad governance and good development outcomes

Once derided as an ‘international basket case’ following its emergence as an independent nation in 1971 after a bitter war of liberation with Pakistan,… Read More

Regional wrap

The last fortnight witnessed perhaps one of the most eventful episodes in recent times, with significant ramifications for the Indo-Pacific region. The highly anticipated… Read More

Guarding against growth fetishism: The case of India

In recent years, India has acquired the mantle of the fastest growing economy in the world. Its convergence with respect to both China and… Read More