How can Southeast Asia Win in the U.S.-China Trade War?

By Natasha Burrows & Kim Mai Tran — Economists posit that the U.S.-China trade war will have long-standing economic and geopolitical impacts on Southeast Asia. The export-oriented, globally-integrated economies of ASEAN will suffer most from trade barriers and tensions, particularly…

CogitAsia Podcast: Balancing U.S.-India Energy Ties

In this episode, we discuss energy cooperation in the U.S.-India relationship. Achieving two diverging goals for energy engagement in the relationship – deepening and broadening renewables cooperation while India is importing U.S. oil and gas – will likely require a…

Update on India’s States: October 30, 2018

Bihar meets universal electricity access target ahead of December 31 deadline set by the center; the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs announces that 28 states and union territories have adopted the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act; Odisha announces…

Update on India’s States: October 24, 2018

The center asks Telangana to return $25.8 million granted to the state under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana; Maharashtra approves vehicle for fast-tracking development of the Dharavi slums; the Ministry of Civil Aviation clears a proposal to connect Guwahati airport…

Update on India’s States: October 17, 2018

President Ram Nath Kovind approved The Industrial Disputes (Assam Amendment) Bill, 2017; Maharashtra announces an ambitious plan to supply solar-powered agricultural pumps at highly subsidized rates to 100,000 farmers; Essar Power commissions the second 600 MW unit of the Mahan…

CogitAsia Podcast: China’s Credit & Credibility

In this episode, we discuss the current state of China’s financial system. China’s credit sector has expanded dramatically over the course of China’s unparalleled economic rise, yet now faces key problems that may impact overall economic stability. The authors of…