The Leaderboard: Moon Chung-in

Who is he? Moon Chung-in, retired professor of political science from Yonsei University, is president Moon Jae-in’s nomination for special advisor for unification, diplomacy and national security affairs.Dr. Moon retired from Yonsei University in 2016 where he taught for 22…

Update on India’s States: May 24, 2017

GST rates are set for more than 1,000 products; Andhra is building an industrial park in Sri Lanka; Odisha nearly doubles tariffs on captive power plants; Uttar Pradesh will build a solar park — in Rajasthan; Maharashtra makes it easier…

Update on India’s States: May 18, 2017

Andhra signs agreement with Iowa on agriculture and life science; Suzuki Motors ramps its investment in Gujarat to over $2 billion; India’s lowest solar tariff at 3 cents/unit in Rajasthan; underground stretch of Chennai Metro Rail starts operations; new Uttar…

India’s Power Surge: A Paradox of Plenty?

By Kartikeya Singh — India’s state power ministers convened in Delhi recently for an unusual group meeting. The event had a dual purpose: partly to celebrate how far India has come in rebuilding its power sector, and partly to lay…

With GST Almost Live, What is Next for Modi?

By Shefali Dhar — Significant items on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s legislative agenda — such as the Coal Mines (Special Provision) Bill, and the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, have been passed by India’s Parliament despite the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP)…

Update on India’s States: May 10, 2017

The AIIB makes its first investment in India; Jharkhand makes it free to register property in a woman’s name; state power ministers support pooling of all types of power generation; the Madhya Pradesh fiscal year will start January 1; and…

President Xi Jinping’s “Belt and Road” Forum

By Christopher K. Johnson, Matthew P. Goodman, & Jonathan E. Hillman — Background China’s biggest diplomatic event of the year is on May 14–15, when President Xi Jinping will welcome leaders from 28 countries and delegates from 110 countries at…