Speak up for the Rohingyas

How India responds to the crisis will give a clue to its aspirations as a South Asian power As a response to protests in East and South Asia and beyond over the deteriorating Rohingya situation in Rakhine, Myanmar called for a special meeting with Foreign Ministers of ASEAN last Monday in Yangon. The crisis has… Read More

A wrong turn with the Rohingyas

Myanmar’s de facto ruler Aung San Suu Kyi has called for a special informal meeting with Foreign Ministers of ASEAN next Monday in Yangon to discuss international concerns over the state of the Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine. Since October 9, when soldiers poured into Rakhine, over 130 Rohingyas have been killed and dozens of buildings… Read More

International Best Practices in Power and Energy Sector: Lessons for South Asia & Bangladesh

During the Power & Energy Week 2016, as a Knowledge Partner of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resource (MoPEMR), Government of Bangladesh (GoB), IPAG organized a seminar on “International Best Practices in Power & Energy Sector: Lessons for South Asia and Bangladesh” on December 2016 at Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh…. Read More

IPAG becomes member of the Migration Task Force for the G20

On November 30, 2016, the Institute for Policy, Advocacy, and Governance (IPAG) has been included as a member of the Task Force on Forced Migration which was chosen from the leading think tanks of the G20 countries which represents the twenty most powerful economies of the world and include all the permanent members of the… Read More

A Trump-led US will need to wake up to the economic realities of a strong Asia

Mr. Syed Munir Khasru says US President-elect Donald Trump has to get over his populist rhetoric and realise that, in today’s globalised world, Asia is a mighty economic force In 1990, Asia’s share of world GDP in real terms was 23 per cent. This rose to 38.8 per cent in 2015 and is expected to… Read More

The China Society of Emerging Economies Annual Conference and Emerging Economies Forum 2016

The China Society of Emerging Economies Annual Conference and Emerging Economies Forum 2016 was be held on November 04-06, 2016 in Guangzhou, China. The conference brought together policy makers, academics, diplomats, consulates, entrepreneurs etc. and provided a platform to discuss the global economic situation and the development of emerging economies. Some of the most prestigious institutions… Read More

IORA Blue Economy Dialogue Economic Potential and Commercialization Aspects of Blue Economy in the Indian Ocean

Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), with support from Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India organized the second IORA Blue Economy Dialogue in New Delhi on November 4-5, 2016. This dialogue brought together policy makers, academicians, diplomats etc. from different countries and provided a platform to discuss the opportunities and challenges in… Read More

Enhancing Indo-Bangla Waterway Connectivity

India Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IBCCI), in association with the High Commission of India in Bangladesh arranged a seminar on “Enhancing Indo-Bangla Waterway Connectivity” at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh on November 02, 2016. Tofail Ahmed, Commerce Minister, Government of Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla, High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh also… Read More

The power of Bollywood

It is the perfect medium for India to win the hearts and minds of millions, including in Pakistan and other parts of South Asia The India-Pakistan conflict has sadly spilled into the cultural realm, attenuating forces that provide the little glimmer of hope for an integrated, peaceful and prosperous South Asia: culture, arts, music, movies,… Read More

Cancelled SAARC summit exposes Pakistan’s foreign policy failure, whose root cause is its obsession with India

With five out of seven neighbours of Pakistan withdrawing from the SAARC summit scheduled to be held in Islamabad next month, the dismal failure of Pakistan’s diplomacy has been exposed. SAARC’s mechanism dictates that non-participation of any one member will result in cancellation of the summit. Yet five member nations officiated their withdrawal, showing how… Read More