Update on India’s States: May 24, 2018

  World Bank approves $300 million energy efficiency program in India; Kumaraswamy, head of the Congress-JDS coalition, to become chief minister of Karnataka; Haryana signs ten MOUs with the UK entailing investment of $220 million and employment potential for around…

Will the Trump-Kim Summit Be Cancelled?

By Lisa Collins — On May 16, North Korea announced that it was unilaterally cancelling previously scheduled high-level inter-Korean talks because of U.S.-South Korean military exercises (Max Thunder) happening on the peninsula from May 11 to 25. A Korean Central…

Update on India’s States: May 16, 2018

The World Bank will provide a $200 million loan to help the Government of India achieve its National Nutrition Mission goal of reducing stunting in children between 0-6 years of age; the Delhi government revised its subsidy on electricity bills…

Japan’s Critical Leadership Role on Free & Fair Trade

By Shin Ito — On March 8, 2018, in Santiago, Chile, 11 Asia-Pacific countries signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which is a new trade agreement suspending the application of certain provisions set out in previous…

A Postelection Development Agenda for Karnataka

By Anit Mukherjee & Kartikeya Singh — With national elections a year away, the outcome of the state assembly elections in Karnataka are being closely watched, both in India and abroad. Karnataka was the largest source of Bharatiya Janata Party…

Malaysia’s Mahathir Returns to Office

By Amy Searight & Brian Harding — Malaysia’s stunning election results on May 9 upended more than 60 years of continuous rule by the United Malays National Organization (UMNO) party and ushered in Malaysia’s first peaceful and democratic transition of…

Update on India’s States: May 10, 2018

The energy department of Andhra Pradesh introduced an incentive for power consumers; Gujarat will offer subsidized piped natural gas to households falling below the poverty line in Bharuch; Madhya Pradesh will open an employment bureau for senior citizens; Union Road…