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Small But Positive Signs at Western Pacific Naval Symposium
April 24, 2014
Small But Positive Signs at Western Pacific Naval Symposium
The biennial meeting of naval officials from the Western Pacific approved a new communication agreement.
Small But Positive Signs at Western Pacific Naval Symposium
Bangladesh: Cheap T-Shirts and Fundamentalism
April 23, 2014
Bangladesh: Cheap T-Shirts and Fundamentalism
The presence of Islamic hardliners among the rescuers at Rana Plaza last year raised some interesting questions.
Bangladesh: Cheap T-Shirts and Fundamentalism
Bangladesh: One Year After Rana Plaza, Problems Linger
April 22, 2014
Bangladesh: One Year After Rana Plaza, Problems Linger
Fashions change, life moves on, but the problems with the apparel industry endure.
Bangladesh: One Year After Rana Plaza, Problems Linger
Microfinance Faces Uncertainty in Bangladesh
April 22, 2014
Microfinance Faces Uncertainty in Bangladesh
The Bangladesh government should reevaluate its pursuit to regulate and nationalize the operations of the Grameen Bank.
Microfinance Faces Uncertainty in Bangladesh
Indian Supreme Court Creates ‘Third Gender’ Category for Transgenders
April 15, 2014
Indian Supreme Court Creates ‘Third Gender’ Category for Transgenders
The Indian Supreme Court’s ruling on Tuesday aims to empower India’s Hirja population.
Indian Supreme Court Creates ‘Third Gender’ Category for Transgenders
Asia-Pacific Has Seven of the World’s Top 20 Global Cities
April 15, 2014
Asia-Pacific Has Seven of the World’s Top 20 Global Cities
East Asia has a high number of global cities, according to a biannual ranking, while ASEAN and South Asia lag behind.
Asia-Pacific Has Seven of the World’s Top 20 Global Cities
Obama’s Approval Rating Rises in Asia
April 12, 2014
Obama’s Approval Rating Rises in Asia
Obama’s approval ratings in Asia rose 8 percent last year, even as they declined among those most concerned about China.
Obama’s Approval Rating Rises in Asia
Crimea and Bangladesh: Behind the Controversy
April 10, 2014
Crimea and Bangladesh: Behind the Controversy
Dhaka’s abstention on the UN resolution on Crimea should not have been a surprise.
Crimea and Bangladesh: Behind the Controversy
Asia Leads World in Religious Diversity
April 09, 2014
Asia Leads World in Religious Diversity
According to a new Pew poll, the Asia-Pacific has the highest level of religious diversity in the world.
Asia Leads World in Religious Diversity
Northeast India Shows High Voter Turnout
April 09, 2014
Northeast India Shows High Voter Turnout
Indian elections, human rights in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh's poor economic outlook and more. South Asia links.
Northeast India Shows High Voter Turnout
Iran’s Navy: Asian Ambitions?
April 06, 2014
Iran’s Navy: Asian Ambitions?
The Iranian navy has a growing presence in Asia, a development many in the region could welcome.
Iran’s Navy: Asian Ambitions?
Asia’s Next BRICS?
April 04, 2014
Asia’s Next BRICS?
As growth in the BRICS slows, many of the new economic stars are from the Asia-Pacific.
Asia’s Next BRICS?
Hindu Nationalism and ... Foreign Policy?
April 04, 2014
Hindu Nationalism and ... Foreign Policy?
What does Hindu nationalism have to say about international relations?
Hindu Nationalism and ... Foreign Policy?
 India’s Growth Story Needs a New Actor
March 22, 2014
India’s Growth Story Needs a New Actor
The country needs to go beyond its current IT sector in developing knowledge workers.
India’s Growth Story Needs a New Actor
Bangladesh’s Media: Development and Challenges
March 21, 2014
Bangladesh’s Media: Development and Challenges
The country’s media sector is growing, but journalism remains a risk business.
Bangladesh’s Media: Development and Challenges
East Asia Arms Imports Surged by 25% in 2013
March 21, 2014
East Asia Arms Imports Surged by 25% in 2013
According to IHS Jane’s, East Asia’s arms imports increased by one-fourth in 2013. India’s increased by $1.8 billion.
East Asia Arms Imports Surged by 25% in 2013
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