Menu
Account
Understanding China’s Technological Rise
August 03, 2018
Understanding China’s Technological Rise
The three factors underlying China's transformation into a rising technology powerhouse.
Understanding China’s Technological Rise
Where Football Is Not A Game, But Survival
August 01, 2018
Where Football Is Not A Game, But Survival
Meet the football makers of Sisola.
Where Football Is Not A Game, But Survival
Vietnam: Dawn of the SEZs
July 24, 2018
Vietnam: Dawn of the SEZs
A look back at the past failures, and challenging present, of Vietnam’s huge economic gamble.
Vietnam: Dawn of the SEZs
The India-Russia-US Energy Triangle
July 12, 2018
The India-Russia-US Energy Triangle
The United States and Russia are competing for India’s favor – and its energy market.
The India-Russia-US Energy Triangle
Settling the Caspian Issue and Realizing the Trans-Caspian Energy Corridor
July 10, 2018
Settling the Caspian Issue and Realizing the Trans-Caspian Energy Corridor
Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan’s aims to diversify their energy export markets got a boost recently.
Settling the Caspian Issue and Realizing the Trans-Caspian Energy Corridor
China's Possible Next Steps in the Trade War
July 07, 2018
China's Possible Next Steps in the Trade War
What China's “qualitative” measures might look like in the trade war versus the United States.
China's Possible Next Steps in the Trade War
How China Can Make the Most of Its Solar Energy Boom
June 30, 2018
How China Can Make the Most of Its Solar Energy Boom
China's solar industry has made great strides, but national priorities continue to be undermined by local realities.
How China Can Make the Most of Its Solar Energy Boom
Indonesia’s Booming Tourism Industry
June 07, 2018
Indonesia’s Booming Tourism Industry
What growth in Indonesia's tourism sector tells us about Jokowi’s economic policies.
Indonesia’s Booming Tourism Industry
East Asia Comes to Europe
June 06, 2018
East Asia Comes to Europe
A tale of two suitors: Chinese and Japanese investments in Central and Eastern Europe.
East Asia Comes to Europe
4 Years of the Modi Government: Taking Stock of Economic Performance
May 29, 2018
4 Years of the Modi Government: Taking Stock of Economic Performance
On May 26, the BJP led by Prime Minister Modi completed 4 years in power. How have its economic policies fared since 2014?  
4 Years of the Modi Government: Taking Stock of Economic Performance
The US-China Trade War
May 27, 2018
The US-China Trade War
A simple plan: action, confusion, and retreat
The US-China Trade War
Seizing Economic Opportunities in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
May 24, 2018
Seizing Economic Opportunities in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
If Astana and Tashkent can tackle long-term obstacles to growth, there’s great potential in the region.
Seizing Economic Opportunities in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
Is Pakistani Agriculture Ready for CPEC?
May 17, 2018
Is Pakistani Agriculture Ready for CPEC?
A lack of government planning could leave Pakistan's farmers on the losing end of a far-reaching deal with China.
Is Pakistani Agriculture Ready for CPEC?
Can Afghanistan Return to Its Pre-2014 Boom Time?
March 28, 2018
Can Afghanistan Return to Its Pre-2014 Boom Time?
The Afghan government will struggle to jump-start economic growth while political uncertainty is perhaps at its height.
Can Afghanistan Return to Its Pre-2014 Boom Time?
Kuroda’s Second Chance
March 20, 2018
Kuroda’s Second Chance
The Bank of Japan's governor gets a second term, and more time to achieve an elusive inflation target.
Kuroda’s Second Chance
China's Credit Crunch
March 12, 2018
China's Credit Crunch
A crackdown on micro-lending, aimed at protecting consumers, is leaving China's lower class with little access to credit.
China's Credit Crunch
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief