Views Digest

April, 2015

  • 12 April

    Peace Again at Stake in India’s Nagaland

    With the NSCN (K) withdrawing from the ceasefire, trouble could brew once more in India's restive Nagaland state, putting the government’s ambitious plans for an ASEAN trade gateway at risk.

  • 10 April

    US Set to Sell Pakistan Arms Worth $1b

    The weapons being sold to Islamabad include advanced AH-1Z Viper Attack Helicopters and AGM-114R Hellfire II Missiles.

  • 8 April

    Extreme Weather on the Rise

    The most severe weather events of 2014 took 65 lives and cost more than $19 billion, showing that the need for increased resilience investment is greater than ever.

  • 7 April

    USCIS Reaches 2016 H-1B Visa Cap

    USCIS says the number of applications for both the H-1B programs has exceeded the number of visas available, necessitating a lottery draw.

  • 6 April

    China, India and the Great Dam Rush

    The construction of dams on major rivers has serious implications for millions living downstream.

  • 6 April

    Pakistan’s Yemen Dilemma

    Pakistan is in a Catch-22 situation, damned if it joins the Saudi-led so-called “Sunni Coalition” and damned if it does not.

  • 2 April

    The Web App That Made Information Free

    Wikipedia, which will turn 15 next year, can attribute its success to the unique way in which it combines free information with user convenience.

March, 2015

  • 29 March

    Tracking Seafood From Bait to Plate

    By asking for U.S.-caught or raised fish, Americans can support sustainable fishing practices; avoid the possibility of inadvertently supporting slavery; eliminate the risk of illegal additives; and help fishermen recoup some of the revenue they would otherwise lose to illegal and unsustainable competitors abroad.

  • 26 March

    Being Christian in India

    The NRIs who funded the Modi campaign will not be pleased about the damage to India’s image just as they are beginning to be proud of the country’s emerging global position. Nor will they appreciate the backlash that might affect them sooner or later, as news spreads to churches abroad about the vandalizing of Christian churches, the rape of nuns in Kolkata and Orissa, and the burning down of a Delhi church.

  • 25 March

    Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore

    For three decades, traveling around, into and out of Southeast Asia, J. Brooks Spector and his family passed through Singapore numerous times. One of his children was even born there. This gave him a chance to see Singapore’s evolution under the guidance of its redoubtable, and very long-lived leader, Lee Kuan Yew.