Update on India’s States: June 6, 2018

Central government agencies agree to provide $208.8 million for Polavaram Irrigation Project in Andhra Pradesh; Gujarat invites tenders for procuring 1,000 MW power on a short-term basis; World Bank to provide $21.7 million loan for strengthening the public financial management…

China’s Inconspicuous Mediation Diplomacy

By Shahed Ghoreishi  — China has most of the pieces of a major global power. Its economy, set to be the world’s largest by 2030, passes the test. Its diplomats remain active in the United Nations Security Council and in…

Update on India’s States: May 31, 2018

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has started a renewable power purchase compliance group; World Bank Board approved a $500 million rural roads program; Maharashtra, Manipur, and five union territories rolled out intra-state e-way bill system for movement of…

CogitAsia Podcast: Japan’s Challenges in Eurasia

In this episode, we tackle Japan’s relationships with the European Union and Russia in tandem. How will BREXIT affect EU-Japan and Japan-UK relations? What does the new EU-Japan FTA deal mean for the Japanese economy? Will Japan ever regain control…

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…