Update on India’s States: March 14, 2019

Kerala releases finalized Electric Vehicle Policy, Punjab waives outstanding electricity bills for 150,000 consumers; Tamil Nadu releases new integrated textile policy; a 1,000 MW solar auction in Gujarat receives no bids; Madhya Pradesh approves proposal to nearly double reservation quotas…

Update on India’s States: March 6, 2019

Haryana relaxes land rules for mining; Mizoram releases State Water Policy; Bihar denies power utilities fee increases; Chhattisgarh announces a reduction in power tariffs for all categories for domestic consumers in the state; Gujarat demands more data from bidders on…

Assessment of the Trump-Kim Hanoi Summit

By Sue Mi Terry & Lisa Collins — On February 27 and 28, U.S. president Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a second bilateral summit in Hanoi, Vietnam. The summit was cut short abruptly in the…

Heightened Tensions in South Asia

By Richard Rossow —  On February 14, a terrorist killed 40 Indian military personnel in Kashmir. The Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility, though Pakistan’s civilian government attempted to downplay this link. India responded with an air strike against a…

Update on India’s States: February 27, 2019

Karnataka allowing landowners to convert their agricultural land for non-agriculture use online; Madhya Pradesh distribution utility blocked from re-opening wind power PPAs; Odisha releases a new Business Process Outsourcing Policy; Tamil Nadu introduces a new tenancy act; Andhra Pradesh keeps…

Whose Rules? The Quest for Digital Standards

By Stephanie Segal —  Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan made news at the World Economic Forum in Davos last month when he announced Japan’s aspiration to make the G20 summit in Osaka a launch pad for “world-wide data governance.” This is…

China’s Digital Silk Road & Southeast Asia

By Brian Harding —  Southeast Asia is home to many of China’s most high-profile Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects, including Kyakpyu port in Myanmar, a high-speed railway in northern Laos, and now-stalled rail and pipeline projects in Malaysia. While…

Update on India’s States: February 21, 2019

Andhra Pradesh forcing wind power firms to lower tariffs while simultaneously looking to add additional wind power; Tata Power sets up India’s first grid-scale battery storage in Delhi; Kerala launches an online single window clearance portal, promising to ensure approvals…

Update on India’s States: February 13, 2019

Andhra Pradesh announces a new electric mobility policy; Haryana approves a new Pharmaceutical Policy 2019 and a new Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Policy 2019; Tamil Nadu releases a new Solar Energy Policy, 2019; NTPC issues notices to Telangana, Karnataka,…