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Giving a Boost to Healthy Economic Competition Between India’s States

Indian PM Narendra Modi, after taking over in 2014, has repeatedly underscored the need not just for ‘cooperative federalism’ but also ‘competitive federalism’ –...

Resources Nationalism Meets Green Trade: The Role of Palm Oil Plantation for Indonesia’s Green Growth

Green or sustainable trade is the only possible way to make a clear progress in the climate agenda.  Indonesia, as the world’s center of...

Reliable Investment Key to EU-Kazakh Mineral Cooperation

In early April, the EU launched a new initiative, the Minerals Security Partnership Forum, intended to serve as a platform for cooperation between suppliers and consumers...

Cambodia’s Money Laundering Relisting Shows Dangers of Corrupt Institutions

The global money laundering watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in February put Cambodia on its "grey" watchlist because of concerns over money laundering....

The Deal of the Future: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

The origin of free trade agreements between the USA and EU can be traced back to the rift between the two following the end...

EU Move to End Cambodia’s Free Trade Status Must Be Trigger for Democratic Change

European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström announced on October 5 that the EU had started a review of Cambodia’s duty-free access to European markets,...

What Mahathir’s New Economic Policy Means for Malaysia-China Relations

In burying the hatchet, with his one time foe, Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohammad exhibited immense pragmatism. An arrangement has been worked out,...

Three Likely Developments in Democracy-free Cambodia

In late July, Cambodia participated (sort of) in the General Election, without having the option to choose the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP),...

India-China FTA: What Lies in Store for India

Among the many predicted ill impacts that the protracted trade war between the U.S. and China will have on the global trade and supply,...

Better Money

Humans improve things. If there’s a simple way to define us – it’s that. We’ve been improving things since our species emerged – devising...

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: An Overview

China has a big dream about One Belt One Road or Belt and Road Initiative. The Chinese people believe that there will be a...

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The Maneuvers of the Far-Right Are a Great Threat to France’s Diversity and Inclusion

The first week of July saw French politics take...

Giving a Boost to Healthy Economic Competition Between India’s States

Indian PM Narendra Modi, after taking over in 2014,...

Will China Crowd Russia out of Eurasia?

Bogged down in Ukraine, Russia struggles to preserve its...

Who Gains Most from Bangladesh PM’s Trip to India?

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recently concluded a two-day...

Bridging the Divide: The EU’s Global Gateway Amidst Southeast Asian Skepticism

On May 2024, ASEAN and the European Union launched...