Bangladesh is the new development model race in South Asia
The Print, February 25, 2019
Bangladesh is taking the traditional manufacturing path to progress. India’s
service-centric path could leapfrog manufacturing completely.More...
How to restore
maritime connectivity in the Bay of Bengal region – And how the US can help
FT Online, February 19 , 2019
Four pillars have bolstered Asia’s impressive growth and stability: (1) a
relatively open US market; (2) a functioning set of trade rules implemented
through the World Trade Organization (WTO); (3) rapidly growing, market-fuelled
prosperity in a reform-minded China; and (4) credible US security guarantees
backed by a substantial US military presence. All four are now at some risk.
South Asia to grow due to India and Afghanistan elections: US report
New Delhi Times, February 11, 2019
United States Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats presented a threat
assessment report outlining significant global security threats facing the US.
China runs into
Belt and Road barriers in South Asia
Nikkei Asian Review, February 5, 2019
After years of pushing into South Asia with multibillion-dollar Belt and Road
infrastructure projects, China is encountering real pushback. Larger nations,
too, are having second thoughts and signaling to Beijing that it will no longer
be business as usual.