Concealed from privileged city dwellers, tucked away from posh tourist resorts and invisible to policy makers are the rubbish dumps in the cities of South Asia. But the thick wall of apathy cracked on... More
The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) launched in 1997, is an ambitious effort to integrate the countries around the Bay of Bengal.
The Bay... More
President Htin Kyaw’s official six-day visit to China – just concluded -- is highly significant. For it reflects Myanmar’s increasing tilt towards Beijing, in the wake of increasingly difficult... More
The Chinese Defence Minister and State Councillor Chang Wanquan, rushed to Kathmandu and Colombo recently seeking to resolve blockages in ties and to enhance military-to-military cooperation.
The Chinese state media... More
Chief Justice Sinha is already history after his flight to Australia amidst much drama and corruption allegations made by the Government. His has been a dramatic regime anyway which began with calls to uphold the supremacy of... More
Over the years many highly developed economies with sophisticated markets and long functioning banking systems have faced significant banking crises or banking failures. The role of Central Banks is critical in not only preventing and/or pre-empting failures... More
At long last Aung San Suu Kyi has finally revealed the government’s new strategic plans for the trouble state of Rakhine. This is essentially the long-promised roadmap constructed around the recommendations of the Kofi Annan Advisory Commission... More
Clearly an important part of the United States’ “regional approach” to Afghanistan is the role that India is to play in re-building the war-torn country. Notwithstanding the crucial consequences this policy would produce in terms of triggering... More
Afghanistan has been accepted as a permanent member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Jin Liqun, president of the Beijing-based institution, formally presented a certificate confirming... More