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Virus Comeback Hits Asian Recovery

In its recent Regional Economic Outlook (REO), the IMF notes that the pandemic has taken a turn for the worse in Asia since the spring, along with the region's growth outlook. The growth projection for the Asia and Pacific region is

Quad’s Importance Amid Flux

Two meetings of the leaders of a plurilateral grouping within seven months is an exceptional development in world affairs, especially when it involves the US and its three Quad partners — Australia, Japan and India. Why the leaders are

Pak Attacks Warning To China

A series of attacks on Chinese workers in Pakistan has sent the message to Beijing that militants and separatists in neither Pakistan nor Afghanistan will accept the Belt and Road Initiative or BRI projects that have been designed to

The Indo-Pacific Great Game

The Taliban back in Kabul is geopolitically less important than the United States (US) being out of Kabul for good. Washington has been trying to wriggle out of Afghanistan for over a decade. President Joe Biden bit the bullet badly, but

Wa Rebels Silent On Myanmar Coup

While the whole country has risen in revolt against the Feb. 1 coup—at first peacefully and then more violently when the military began to open fire on the protesters—there is one part of Myanmar that appears to be unaffected by the

Autonomy, Not Privatisation For ONGC

The recent tragedy in Mumbai Offshore was the worst in the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)’s recent history. It does not matter whether the dead were formally on the upstream giant’s employee rolls or not. There is clear damage in

Battle Over, War On

The sordid episode concerning the chief secretary of West Bengal proves that while the battle for Bengal is over with the result of the assembly elections, the war continues. The BJP fought the assembly elections in West Bengal

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