Update on India’s States: November 30, 2016

The center releases drafts of the GST legislation; Karnataka makes a major investment in incubators; ruling parties remain strong in by-elections in Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal; Maharashtra set to get three mega solar power plants; and more.…

Update on India’s States: November 22, 2016

GST negotiations are deadlocked over the question of who will collect taxes from small and medium businesses; Andhra Pradesh students will pay in-state tuition at Ohio’s public universities; Karnataka’s winter legislative session begins; Telangana seeks overdraft approval to pay salaries…

The Future of Trade Requires Inclusive Growth

By Victor Andres “Dindo” Manhit — President Rodrigo Duterte is on his way to Peru for his first trip to an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ summit. Just before leaving Manila, Duterte said that he would spend his time in Peru…

Demonetization & Political Realignment in India

By Sanjay Pulipaka & Meenaz Munshi — On November 8, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi announced on national television the demonetization of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes (worth roughly $7.50 and $15, respectively) to combat the menace of…

Update on India’s States: November 16, 2016

Andhra Pradesh sets a new high for efficiency of its power distribution network; Gujarat legalizes irregular land holdings in urban areas; Maharashtra switches up its solar-powered irrigation strategy; the Supreme Court sets the stage for increased water conflict between Punjab…

Trump & the U.S.-ROK Alliance

By Victor Cha — There have been efforts to offer comforting words about the continuity of cooperation in the U.S.-ROK alliance with the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. The South Korean foreign minister…