Views Digest

June, 2019

  • 8 June

    Convicts are Returning to Farming – Anti-immigrant Policies are the Reason

    As current anti-immigrant policies diminish the supply of migrant workers, farmers are not able to find the labor they need. So prison systems have responded by leasing convicts to growers desperate for workers.

  • 6 June

    Farmer Turns Pakistan’s Sand Dunes Green

    One farmer has pioneered drip irrigation to transform desert into a fruit orchard in Punjab – but at a cost few can replicate.

May, 2019

  • 30 May

    Urban Agriculture Should be Taken Seriously

    In the Philippines, urban agriculture is slowly gaining ground but still has a minuscule contribution to overall crop production.

  • 26 May

    Trade LNG More, End the US–China Trade War

    Increasing LNG trade could benefit many in the light of current US–China trade tensions. In an increasingly multipolar world, international cooperation through global trade must be strengthened and the LNG market offers unique opportunities to stabilize the system.

  • 23 May

    In India Modi Wins, Muslims Dread

    Major world powers as well as leading Muslim countries have often overlooked the plight of the Indian Muslims in view of the economic weight of India which has been ranked among the world’s fastest-growing large economies.

  • 21 May

    Kashgar: Melting Pot of Tradition and Modernity

    The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) under the BRI lends Kashgar and Xinjiang as a whole added significance because of the geographical proximity to Pakistan.

  • 20 May

    Rwanda and Sri Lanka: A Tale of Two Genocides

    This spring marks the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and the 10th year since the Tamil genocide in Sri Lanka. The world knows what happened in Rwanda. But Sri Lanka's is largely ignored.

  • 18 May

    Hydropower Dams Can Harm Coastal Areas Far Downstream

    Thousands of hydropower dams are under construction around the world. New research shows that by cutting off sediment flow, these dams can have big ecological effects on far-off bays and deltas.

  • 13 May

    Infrastructure and Energy Bind Bangladesh to China

    As China outstrips all other external investors in Bangladesh by a considerable margin, energy and infrastructure projects are tying the South Asian country ever more tightly to China.

  • 7 May

    What Does Ramadan Teach Us?

    The significance of the lessons we learn during Ramadan.