India and South Asia

It’s time to fill Asia’s arms control void

Asia urgently needs new diplomatic initiatives aimed at reducing nuclear dangers and preventing arms racing in the region. There’s a glaring gap between the ambitious… Read More

Regional wrap

The last fortnight proved to be an action-packed one, with many significant developments taking place in the Indo-Pacific region. Australia was at the front and… Read More

Do FDI inflows increase income inequality in APEC developing economies?

The effects of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) are widely debated in academic, policymaking and development circles. In a time of prolific economic globalisation, accelerated through… Read More

The rise and rise of Asia’s cities

Why Focus on Cities? On 12 March 2013, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Chair of the Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), tweeted: ‘While nations… Read More

Growth and the Padma Bridge: Has the Bangladesh PM got it right?

In a recent statement, the Bangladesh Prime Minister noted that, once the nation’s biggest infrastructure project, known as the multi-purpose Padma Bridge, is fully… Read More

Regional wrap

The last fortnight was marked by an escalation of tensions between the US and China in various domains. A US navy reportedly had an… Read More

Regional wrap

The last fortnight witnessed significant shifts in the geopolitical dynamics of the Indo-Pacific region. The 2+2 defence and foreign ministerial dialogue between Washington and New… Read More

Regional wrap

The last fortnight will go down as one of the most absurd in Australia’s political history. What began as a leadership challenge to Prime Minister… Read More

India still wary of the Quad amid its own China ‘reset’

India has recently been called out for being the weakest link in the revitalised Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, a framework for cooperation involving three other… Read More

Regional wrap

The last fortnight witnessed the unfolding of dramatic events, turnarounds and some disturbing developments in the Asia Pacific region. The most talked-about development was another… Read More