Update on India’s States: August 14, 2019

Center sanctions electric buses under second phase of FAME while Uttar Pradesh announces new EV Policy; Gujarat’s solar capacity crosses 2.6 GW mark; Rajasthan releases Biofuel Policy; Odisha releases draft Agriculture Policy; breakthrough achieved in diffusing conflict with separatists in…

Japan’s Security Role in the Indo-Pacific

By Joshua Chang — Recent discourse on U.S. policy in Asia has focused on Japan’s contributions to Indo-Pacific security amid calls for U.S. allies to increase their role in regional defense. Japan supports the Indo-Pacific security architecture through its Self-Defense…

Update on India’s States: August 8, 2019

The central government requests states to ensure the “must-run” status of renewable energy plants; Wind energy companies in Andhra Pradesh face curtailment in wind energy production; DERC reduces the rates at charging stations for EV’s; Maharashtra invites bids for solar…

Update on India’s States: July 31, 2019

Andhra Pradesh stops production of wind power; BJP’s Yediyurappa sworn in as the new chief minister of Karnataka; Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand make announcements for rooftop solar projects; Electric vehicles get a boost in Noida; Assam approves a new industrial…

Update on India’s States: July 24, 2019

Gujarat emerges as top state for funding MSMEs; Andhra Pradesh discoms face disputes on solar power tariffs; Karnataka speaker struggles to hold a vote of no confidence against the incumbent government; Tamil Nadu announces the creation of two new districts;…

Update on India’s States: July 16, 2019

Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan present budgets for FY 2019-20; Karnataka rebel lawmakers request protection from Mumbai police; Uttar Pradesh electricity regulator instructs discoms not to sign any new PPAs for three years; Meghalaya becomes first state amid country-wide crisis to…

Update on India’s States: July 10, 2019

Karnataka’s government on life support after defections from Congress-led coalition; infrastructure gets a boost in Tripura and Tamil Nadu; Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Haryana launch new programs on agriculture; Andhra Pradesh revaluates renewable energy PPAs from previous regime; Kerala-based manufacturer…

Arresting Ashin Wirathu: The Shortcomings of Quick Solutions

By Adrien Chorn — The recent warrants issued by the Yangon regional government for the arrest of Ashin Wirathu, a Buddhist monastic figurehead of Myanmar’s ultranationalist anti-Muslim movement, may produce complications for Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party…