5 Minutes of People & Events Shaping 2018
IPAG T20 Policy Brief 2019 (Published)

  The G20 is a forum of the 20 most politically and economically powerful countries of the world. Think20 (T20), the network of leading research institutes and think tanks from the G20 countries provides research-based policy advice to the G20, facilitates interaction among its members and the policy community, and communicates issues of global importance…. Read More

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