January 16, 2018

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Economics Key to US Relevance in Southeast Asia

As China grows increasingly able to weaponize its financial clout for security purposes, failure on the part of the US to craft a comprehensive economic response undermines the autonomy of Southeast Asian countries and diminishes US influence. Read More »

Does Iran’s Chabahar Matter?

To utilize CPEC projects to the advantage of Pakistan in a geo-politically loaded environment, Pakistani leaders will need to pull up their socks. Read More »

What to Look Forward After Loss of 33,000 Jobs

Even though Republicans and Democrats agree that the effect of the hurricanes dampened the September report, minimal shifts from the report in August seem to indicate Trump hasn’t managed to stimulate job growth the way he promised to. Read More »

8 Killed in Terrorist Attack in Manhattan

No evidence at this stage to suggest a wider plot or a wider scheme, says Governor Cuomo. The attacker, 29-year-old of Uzbekistan origin, shot, injured and in custody. Read More »

The Balochistan Disconnect

While all the portents of returning to peace are clearly present, massive political and economic initiatives, which includes construction of dozens of small dams to create agriculture opportunities, are still required to correct the prevailing “Balochistan disconnect”. Read More »

Why is Turkey So Eager to be Led Down the Belt and Road?

The magic of the Belt and Road Initiative is not the economic benefits it will offer Turkey or China. Rather, it is how the BRI taps into Ankara’s desperation to find alternatives to its economic and strategic partners such as Germany and the United States, and how it supports China’s desire to establish its own economic architecture. Read More »

Tricking And Treating Has a History

Everything you need to know about the history of Halloween. Read More »

Milk to Meat: A Nepali Village Diversifies

After the 2015 earthquake, a small village in Nepal which depended entirely on making traditional milk-based sweets has diversified into poultry and fish farming. Read More »

Bangladesh: What Strategic Defense Looks Like

Bangladesh should be more interested in allying with the West for political, economic, and military assistance rather than narrow visions of the line of credit which benefits the creditor over the debtor. Read More »

What Europe Can Do for The Western Balkans

It is high time for the EU to move beyond ‘stabilocracy’ and stand up to ethnic nationalist kleptocrat political leaders. Read More »