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Can Laos Create a Startup Economy?
September 12, 2016
Can Laos Create a Startup Economy?
Alongside the ASEAN summitry, a different group descended on Laos: angel investors.
Can Laos Create a Startup Economy?
What Indonesia's Natuna Gas Means
September 05, 2016
What Indonesia's Natuna Gas Means
It's unlikely those living in Natuna will see much benefit from the government's development plans.
What Indonesia's Natuna Gas Means
3 Years on, Where Does China’s Silk Road Stand?
August 31, 2016
3 Years on, Where Does China’s Silk Road Stand?
A look at the successes and complications of Xi’s signature project.
3 Years on, Where Does China’s Silk Road Stand?
Learning From China’s Foreign Aid Model
August 25, 2016
Learning From China’s Foreign Aid Model
China's aid strategy contradicts the Western approach, but is arguably more effective in achieving development goals.
Learning From China’s Foreign Aid Model
How Bad Is Taiwan's Economy?
July 22, 2016
How Bad Is Taiwan's Economy?
Compared to other economies around the world, Taiwan is doing just fine.
How Bad Is Taiwan's Economy?
'Land Kings': China's Frenzied Property Deals
July 16, 2016
'Land Kings': China's Frenzied Property Deals
China continues to struggle to wean its state-owned enterprises off their reliance on real estate.
'Land Kings': China's Frenzied Property Deals
Japan’s Elections: A Vote For Abenomics
July 13, 2016
Japan’s Elections: A Vote For Abenomics
The prime minister wins a mandate on further reforms. Can he deliver?
Japan’s Elections: A Vote For Abenomics
The Mysterious Sale of Mongolia's Erdenet Mine
July 09, 2016
The Mysterious Sale of Mongolia's Erdenet Mine
The sale of Russia's stake in one of the world's largest copper mines raised unanswered questions.
The Mysterious Sale of Mongolia's Erdenet Mine
Iranian Energy and Japanese Technology
May 31, 2016
Iranian Energy and Japanese Technology
The Panama Papers shed light on Iran’s plans for self-sufficiency and Japan’s role in tech development.
Iranian Energy and Japanese Technology
How to Create a United Southern Asia
May 25, 2016
How to Create a United Southern Asia
A blueprint for integrating BIMSTEC and ASEAN through a Southern Asian Multi-Sectoral Regional Agreement.
How to Create a United Southern Asia
Kyrgyzstan: Putin’s Eurasian Economic Union and Its Discontents
May 20, 2016
Kyrgyzstan: Putin’s Eurasian Economic Union and Its Discontents
At Dordoi Bazaar, the economic promise of the EEU appears remote.
Kyrgyzstan: Putin’s Eurasian Economic Union and Its Discontents
Afghanistan’s Addiction to Foreign Aid
May 19, 2016
Afghanistan’s Addiction to Foreign Aid
Foreign aid has been counterproductive for the country. It’s time for Kabul to wean itself off.
Afghanistan’s Addiction to Foreign Aid
Russia's Economy in 2016
May 11, 2016
Russia's Economy in 2016
Falling oil prices and sanctions drive home the need for structural economic reform in Russia.
Russia's Economy in 2016
China's Jewel in the Heart of the Indian Ocean
May 09, 2016
China's Jewel in the Heart of the Indian Ocean
The Colombo Port City project was conceived by Sri Lanka, but is now an almost 100 percent Chinese undertaking.
China's Jewel in the Heart of the Indian Ocean
Masela: Indonesia’s Odd LNG Plan
April 14, 2016
Masela: Indonesia’s Odd LNG Plan
Indonesian PM Joko Widodo has accepted some strange advice for the giant gas block.
Masela: Indonesia’s Odd LNG Plan
Khorgos: Where East Meets West
April 01, 2016
Khorgos: Where East Meets West
Kazakhstan and China hope to make Khorgos Eastern Gate the new crossroads of Eurasia.
Khorgos: Where East Meets West
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