Global value chains in the Asia-Pacific
APEC's vision of free and open trade and investment is more relevant than ever in today's economy dominated by global value chains.
Indo-Canadian Paradox : Understanding Asianization in Canada
Canada needs to better exploit the talents and potentials of its Asian Canadians, especially Into-Canadians, writes John West.
Decolonizing Hong Kong
Hong Kong's government elite needs to be "decolonized" to correct wrong concepts and thinking, and misguided attitudes and values, left over from colonial rule, writes Wing Yin Yu.
Blunting China’s sharp power
Democracy Digest has an excellent article on blunting China’s sharp power.
NaMo’s new Nordic Diplomatic paradigm
Anil Trigunayat highlights India's renewed relationship with the Nordic countries.
Can America Bounce Back in Asia?
America's geopolitical predominance in Asia has been waning, especially under the US presidency of Donald Trump. Looking further ahead, it is not obvious that this "new normal" will be sustained.
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.
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.
Canada’s NAFTA blues
Talks to renegotiate NAFTA are running into serious challenges, reports John West.
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.
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.
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.
North Korean imbroglio
North Korea and the US are locked in a stalemate in their struggle over North Korea's growing nuclear threat. How did we land in this imbroglio? Is there a way out, asks John West?
Asian trade and investment liberalisation in the Trump era
The prospects look bleak for Asian trade and investment liberalisation in the Trump era, writes John West.
China fractures ASEAN
ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, represents Asia’s most successful effort at regional cooperation and integration But it is now being fractured by China, writes John West.
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