Views Digest

June, 2019

  • 14 June

    What Does the Trump Administration Want from Iran?

    Two oil tankers were attacked on June 13 off the coast of Oman, forcing the crew members of one burning ship to flee. It was the latest in a series of assaults on tankers transporting oil through the Gulf. In May, Saudi, Norwegian and Emirati oil tankers were attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, causing damage but …

  • 14 June

    No Appetite for a ‘New Cold War’ in Asia

    Key states are attempting to shore up Asia’s fragile security and economic order. But much more will be needed — across issues ranging from cyber to maritime security and trade — if the region is to avoid the worst consequences of the growing competition between the United States and China. Sitting back and waiting for Trump and Xi to find common ground is no longer possible.

  • 11 June

    Trump Could Win Again in 2020

    Americans may again see something that, statistically speaking, has never been seen before. Approval ratings have high correlations with predicting the next president, but with Trump, the numbers are outside any historical trends.

  • 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.