An e-publication in support of Asia's renaissance in the 21st century
Electric cars can help drive a green future
The transformation to a greener future through electric vehicle adoption will require a steadfast policy commitment, but many countries are some way down the road, Asit K Biswas and Kris Hartley write
Israel’s India Journey, and Netanyahu’s visit to India
Ambassador Anil Trigunayat analyses Netanyahu’s visit to India in the framework of Israel’s India Journey- 25 Years on and beyond.
Senior executive job vacancies at UNDP
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently hiring for three senior executive jobs at the Assistant Secretary General level. Details below:
China's soft power ascendancy
China is stepping into a soft power vacuum as the US retreats under Trump, Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
What made Singapore tick: Soft options and hard rules
To go from Third World to the top of the world, Singapore went for 'soft' options - like changing mindsets—and hard rules, such as the Land Acquisition Act, write Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas.
Freedom from to freedom to
Jayasri Priyalal argues that In this Asian century an intellectual study should be initiated to learn how the Asian civilisation evolved with the influence of various Asian philosophies.
New book on Asian Century
Don't miss my new book, "Asian Century ... on a Knife-edge", writes John West.
Asian Century on a Knife-edge
Here is a quick introduction to my new book, "Asian Century ... on a Knife-edge", from John West.
More FDI could boost Bhutan’s happiness
Bhutan's “gross national happiness” is improving. But if the country can diversify its economy, it could attract FDI that would improve its fortunes still further. John West reports.
The Growth Triad – India-Japan-Africa
Ambassador Anil Trigunayat reports on the Asian contest for Africa.
ASEAN @ 50
ASEAN is still going strong at 50, writes Ambassador Anil Trigunayat.
Dealing with the challenges of the digital economy
The Pacific Economic Cooperation Council has called for upskilling and changing regulatory mindsets to deal with the challenges of the digital economy.
Canada’s NAFTA blues
Talks to renegotiate NAFTA are running into serious challenges, reports John West.
China’s soft power struggles
China could increase its soft power impact, but openness, transparency, and tolerance of debate present significant hurdles, Asit K Biswas and Kris Hartley write.
India's urban challenges
India needs self-sustaining rural areas. This will slow migration to the cities, which are already over-populated, argue Asit K Biswas, Udisha Saklani and Cecilia Tortajada.
Toward a green, but robust, economy in China
China must take its environmental problems head-on, otherwise the economic, social and health costs will become prohibitive in the coming years, argue Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
Do the tango ... in Jordan!
There is no better place to do the tango than the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, writes John West.
Obesity in Asia
The bitter truth is that a sugar tax alone won’t stop Asia’s obesity epidemic, write Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
Apple's global value chains in Asia
Seamus Grimes explains the intricacies of Apple's global value chains in Asia, something which even Donald Trump will not be able to change.
Global value chains and the US missing exports
The US trade deficit is overstated due to the failure of trade statistics to capture flows of intellectual property embedded in exports. Yuqing Xing calls for trade statistics to be reformed.