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The Indian Army’s Pivot to the North
January 26, 2021

The Indian Army’s Pivot to the North

By Ankit Panda
What’s behind the Indian Army’s reorientation of its Mathura-based 1 Corps toward China?

The Global Reach of China’s Venture Capital
January 21, 2021

The Global Reach of China’s Venture Capital

By Sophie Zinser
Chinese VC investment has been excluded from India but is growing in South and Southeast Asia. How is that remaking foreign startup ecosystems?
Elections in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan: What Next?
January 14, 2021

Elections in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan: What Next?

By Ankit Panda
A presidential election in Kyrgyzstan and a parliamentary election in Kazakhstan kick off 2021 in Central Asia.

China-EU Investment Deal Sparks Backlash Over Rights Concerns
January 13, 2021

China-EU Investment Deal Sparks Backlash Over Rights Concerns

By Shannon Tiezzi
Civil society organizations and members of the European Parliament alike are objecting to the deal amid China's continuing crackdowns in Xinjiang and Hong Kong.

The Unending Saga of India’s Retrospective Tax Debacle
January 05, 2021

The Unending Saga of India’s Retrospective Tax Debacle

By Abhishek Dwivedi
India finally has an investor-friendly image after almost a decade and should strive to maintain that.

Indonesia’s Nuclear Dream, Revived?
December 31, 2020

Indonesia’s Nuclear Dream, Revived?

By Sung-Mi Kim
Does the Joko Widodo government have nuclear aspirations?

US Government Officially Labels Vietnam a Currency Manipulator
December 17, 2020

US Government Officially Labels Vietnam a Currency Manipulator

By Sebastian Strangio
The unprecedented designation threatens to generate frictions with an important U.S. partner in Southeast Asia.
Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Coming Biden Presidency
December 17, 2020

Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Coming Biden Presidency

By Ankit Panda
Will the Biden administration finally end the U.S. presence in Afghanistan?

India’s Out of RCEP: What’s Next for the Country and Free Trade?
December 15, 2020

India’s Out of RCEP: What’s Next for the Country and Free Trade?

By Prachi Priya and Aniruddha Ghosh
India’s foreign trade policy must be aligned to its self-reliance goals. But it also needs to work towards making domestic industries competitive.

COVID-19 Underscores the Benefits of South Korea’s Artificial Intelligence Push
December 07, 2020

COVID-19 Underscores the Benefits of South Korea’s Artificial Intelligence Push

By Troy Stangarone
South Korea's government is banking on AI as part of its post-COVID recovery.

India’s Flawed Approach to Bilateral Investment Treaties
December 04, 2020

India’s Flawed Approach to Bilateral Investment Treaties

By Abhishek Dwivedi
The model BIT of 2016 is vague, flawed, and offers little succor for Indian or foreign investors.
China’s New Weapon in the US Trade War: The Export Control Law
December 04, 2020

China’s New Weapon in the US Trade War: The Export Control Law

By Shannon Tiezzi
China now has an answer to the United States' Entity List. How will Beijing use its version?

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