Huawei’s Asian partners right to defy Trump — for now

Media: Nikkei Asian Review
Date Published: May 21, 2019

Bangladesh’s Tryst with China’s BRI: Economic Boom or Debt Trap?

Media: South Asian Voices
Date Published: May 01, 2019

Retraining workers to cope with changing trends

Media: The Financial Express
Date Published: February 21, 2019

Bangsamoro referendum a breath of fresh air

On Jan 21, voters in the Mindanao autonomous region in the Philippines voted overwhelmingly in a referendum to become a part of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, a self-administered area to be created for Mindanao’s Muslims. Six municipalities in Lanao del Norte province, however, decided against being included in the second Bangsamoro plebiscite on Feb 6…. Read More

The Future of Automotive Innovation

“If ever there was an industry ripe for disruption – and in need of a tech overhaul – the automotive industry it is.” – Bob O’Donnell, Founder and President, Technalysis Research. SINCE THE DAYS of the first Ford Model T, cars have come a long way. Modern cars have embraced new technological innovations that now… Read More

G-20 offers Japan a chance to raise its global game

Tokyo must boost international cooperation by setting an example, not least on refugees Japan’s diplomats face a busy few months as Tokyo prepares to host the Group of 20 summit for the first time, just when international economic cooperation has rarely been under so much pressure. With a world undergoing tectonic shifts in geopolitics and… Read More

Global Compact on Refugees is a good start, yet much remains to be done

On Christmas Day, a second Guatemalan child died in United States government custody while being detained after crossing the US-Mexico border. In Libya, rampant child abuse persists in 26 Britain-funded refugee detention centres which critics say have been created as a way for European countries to outsource their problem with asylum seekers in their borders…. Read More

Counterterrorism in Bangladesh: Lessons from a Multi-Stakeholder Approach

Syed Munir Khasru, Chairman, IPAG Abdullah Ar Rafee, Sr. Research Associate, IPAG   On July 1, 2016, Bangladesh was rocked to the core as a group of young militants stormed Holey Artisan Bakery, a posh café in a highly secured diplomatic zone in Dhaka, killing 20 hostages – 17 of whom were of foreign nationals…. Read More

The spectre of deportation

The outcome of the NRC exercise has implications for India’s ties with Bangladesh   The last date for filing claims and objections for Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) has been extended by the Supreme Court to December 31, from December 15. This exercise of compiling the NRC in the first place has sparked a debate… Read More

Asean’s cyber defences in need of more guards

Just weeks ago, the Marriott hotel group disclosed that it had been the victim of a massive data breach, with the loss of records on more than 500 million guests to hackers. Investigations are continuing and signs point to the breach being a state-sponsored operation. Whatever the outcome of the probe, the scale of the… Read More