The Ledger on the Third Inter-Korean Summit

By Victor Cha, Sue Mi Terry, and Michael Green — The third inter-Korean summit is taking place this week from September 18 to 20 in Pyongyang, North Korea. The two leaders, President Moon Jae-in of South Korea and Chairman Kim…

Update on India’s States: September 19, 2018

The Tamil Nadu state government released its Information Communication Technology Policy 2018; Karnataka’s 2,400 MW Kudgi project became fully operational; the Kerala tourism department announced a 12-point action plan to revive the state’s tourism sector after devastating floods and a…

Update on India’s States: September 12, 2018

Karnataka emerged as the top state in the country for power generation in the in the renewable energy sector, generating 12,169 MW from renewable energy products; Tamil Nadu announced its first solid waste management policy and strategy, implementing the Solid…

Update on India’s States: September 6, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the India Post Payments Bank; President Ram Nath Kovind approved two land amendment bills in Gujarat; a rooftop solar tender in Madhya Pradesh received India’s lowest bid of $0.02 per kilowatt-hour; Assam extended the application…

How Sinophobia Blocked a $485 Million Rail Project in Mongolia

By Maria Krol Sinclair — Mongolia’s election of President Khaltmaagiin Battulga, who gained political prominence for stirring up fear of Chinese influence in Mongolia, is the latest development in a historically fractured Sino-Mongolian relationship. Fear of Chinese investment and intervention…

Update on India’s States: August 29, 2018

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy begins inter-state transfers of wind power from wind-rich states to wind-deficient states; the Karnataka state cabinet approves two key debt relief measures for farmers in the state; Indian Oil Corporation announces it will…