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Has the US Approach to Iran Devolved into Bullying, Blackmail and “Terrorism”?
Politics,Hotspots,South Asia

Has the US Approach to Iran Devolved into Bullying, Blackmail and “Terrorism”?

A US official tried to bribe the captain of a tanker carrying Iranian oil to deliver the ship into US hands. He emailed, “With this money, you can have any life you wish and be well-off in old age…If you choose not to take this easy path, life will be much harder for you.”
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Is a Strong Leader Enough to Fight Corruption? Evidence from India and China
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Is a Strong Leader Enough to Fight Corruption? Evidence from India and China

Compared with China’s high-profile anti-corruption campaign, the so-called “tiger hunt”, India has been more impressive on promoting a clean government, based on data from the Corruption Perception Index over the past few years.
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Modi’s Bahrain Visit Affirms Strong Mid-East Ties

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Bahrain came amidst much fanfare and interest. He is the very first Indian prime minister to visit the Gulf state, considering that the two countries have shared close ties for centuries.
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G7 Summit and Iran: Why India Would be Watching Closely
Politics,Economy,South Asia

G7 Summit and Iran: Why India Would be Watching Closely

India has immense interest in the reduction of tensions between Washington and Tehran. The removal of tensions is important for India in the context of its oil needs as well as the Chabahar Port project which is India’s gateway to Afghanistan.
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Public Policy of Training for a Tech Future

In the US, community colleges serve to disseminate information to the local levels and bring the communities up to date with the latest gadgets and information. Japan’s silver academies help to retrain workers or re-allocate them to industries facing manpower shortages.
By Tai Wei Lim   |  Sep.09, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...
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Sinking Cities in Asia: Science-Based Adaptations Are Needed

In August 2019, Singapore and Indonesia announced two contrasting approaches to adapt to the risk of sea-level rise caused by global climate change. The lurking danger of sea-level rise is now recognized as an equally important climate change hazard.
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Trump is Pushing Iran Closer to China
Politics,Economy,China

Trump is Pushing Iran Closer to China

Even as the US threatens Iran with oil sanctions and war, China goes ahead with trade and infrastructure building there. Iran’s dependence on China highlights their shared interests against the US in the Middle East, Central and South Asia.
By Anita Inder Singh   |  Sep.05, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...
The Role of Universities in the Chinese Dream
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The Role of Universities in the Chinese Dream

The goal is to provide a conducive environment for different streams of thoughts and cultures to interact and to transmit them to curious minds. Over time, this arrangement would produce new cultural-intellectual products as a result of ferment and cross-fertilization.
By Michael S. H. Heng   |  Sep.04, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...
Strategic Challenges of India in Globalization
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Whither China’s “State Capitalism”?
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Whither China’s “State Capitalism”?

Instead of the flashpoint of an economic Cold War, China’s state sector can become a site of meaningful reforms if Washington and Beijing come to a better understanding of its past and future.

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