An e-publication in support of Asia's renaissance in the 21st century
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.
The Gulf Crisis – A Game Of Demands
Anil Trigunayat analyses the Gulf Cooperation Council crisis concerning Qatar.
India and the SAARC
What are the implications for the neighbourhood asks Ambassador Anil Trigunayat?
Doha’s deft diplomacy dents the pain from the ongoing Gulf crisis writes Anil Trigunayat.
New Delhi is running out of water
New Delhi is running out of water write Asit K. Biswas, Udisha Saklani and Cecilia Tortajada.
India's urban water mismanagement
Delhi is a quintessential example of India's urban water mismanagement, write Asit K. Biswas, Udisha Saklani and Cecilia Tortajada.
India’s wells are running dry, fast
India’s wells are running dry, fast according to Asit K. Biswas, Cecilia Tortajada and Udisha Saklani.
Asia's infrastructure debt trap.
Robert Wihtol warns Asia's emerging economies to beware of the infrastructure debt trap.
India’s GST (Goods and Services Tax) reform
Mukul Asher, Anwar Ali and Rohini Aggarawal discuss Select Intitatives by Tax Authorities and Professional Organizations in Imparting GST Training and Awareness in India.