Without Internet Access, There is no ‘Digital India’

By Tushar Madan — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative is dramatically expanding citizens’ access to information and has put more government services online — increasing transparency and accountability. However, a significant portion of the population lacks Internet access…

Update on India’s States: April 12, 2017

Inter-State Council Standing Committee meets for the first time since 2005; Chandrababu Naidu is giving up multiple cabinet portfolios to take on the Happiness Department; Maharashtra can now set Uber and Ola rates, while Haryana taxes cabs at the border;…

Changing Tides in International Trade

By Victor Andres “Dindo” Manhit — Key events in 2016 affirmed the growing prevalence of populism and anti-trade sentiments a raft of nations. In June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, fueling momentum for populist movements…

Update on India’s States: April 5, 2017

UDAY brings enrollment up to 27 states, as Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh raise power tariffs; Gujarat will set private school tuition costs; Telangana has underestimated its deficit; Japan will build irrigation systems in Rajasthan; West Bengal sends its first…

CogitAsia Podcast: Context for the Trump-Xi Summit

In this episode, we look at U.S.-China relations ahead of the first summit between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping. Longtime China hand Dr. Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s Professor of History at the University of California-Irvine, joins the podcast to provide…