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What’s Going on at the Iran-Pakistan Border?
April 23, 2021

What’s Going on at the Iran-Pakistan Border?

By Mariyam Suleman
A crackdown on the thriving trade in smuggled Iranian oil could wreak havoc on local economies on both sides of the border.

The Problem With India’s Economic Diplomacy in South Asia
April 22, 2021

The Problem With India’s Economic Diplomacy in South Asia

By Granth Vanaik
From trade to infrastructure development, India has a troubling habit of over-promising and under-delivering.
What’s Driving the Flurry of Financial Activity in Southeast Asia’s Tech Sector?
April 21, 2021

What’s Driving the Flurry of Financial Activity in Southeast Asia’s Tech Sector?

By James Guild
With a wave of mergers and IPOs in the works, Southeast Asia's tech giants stand to get even bigger.

Uzbekistan Pushing to Realize the Trans-Afghan Railroad
April 19, 2021

Uzbekistan Pushing to Realize the Trans-Afghan Railroad

By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent recently reassured Iran of its interest in the Iranian route to the sea, but Uzbekistan has more actively sought a new route through Afghanistan to Pakistani ports.

Outlook: China-US Cross-Border Investment
April 19, 2021

Outlook: China-US Cross-Border Investment

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Jean-Marc F. Blanchard.

Cambodia Risks Being Left Behind by Workplace Automation
April 16, 2021

Cambodia Risks Being Left Behind by Workplace Automation

By David Hutt
The Cambodian government has done little to prepare its population for an epochal economic shift.

Should the West Fear China’s Increasing Role in Technical Standard Setting?
April 15, 2021

Should the West Fear China’s Increasing Role in Technical Standard Setting?

By Xirui Li and Dingding Chen
As a newcomer to the process, China will surely bring changes. But fears about China's role are often overblown.
COVID-19 Resurgence Threatens India’s Economic Recovery
April 14, 2021

COVID-19 Resurgence Threatens India’s Economic Recovery

By Prachi Priya and Aniruddha Ghosh
Just when there was growing optimism over India’s economic rebound, the second COVID-19 wave has come as a rude shock to businesses and consumers alike. 

Singapore Eyes SG$90 Billion in Infrastructure Bonds
April 14, 2021

Singapore Eyes SG$90 Billion in Infrastructure Bonds

By James Guild
For the first time in 40 years, the state is seeking to borrow money to fund long-term infrastructure improvements.

Understanding North Korea’s Fuel Smuggling Networks in East Asia
April 14, 2021

Understanding North Korea’s Fuel Smuggling Networks in East Asia

By Ankit Panda
How does North Korea keep fueling its military and other needs?

China’s Exports Rise as Global Demand Revives
April 14, 2021

China’s Exports Rise as Global Demand Revives

By Joe McDonald
Chinese exports to the United States jumped 53.6 percent in March to $38.7 billion despite tariff hikes still in place on Chinese goods.
China’s Digital Silk Road and the Global Digital Order
April 13, 2021

China’s Digital Silk Road and the Global Digital Order

By Richard Ghiasy and Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy
China’s Digital Silk Road is an ambitious vision to catalyze global digitalization. What will it mean for digital governance?

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