The Leaderboard: Joseph R. Donovan, Jr.

Who is he? Joseph R. Donovan, Jr. has served as the managing director of the Washington office of the American Institute in Taiwan since 2014. He is a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service, and was foreign policy advisor…

Update on India’s States: July 27, 2016

Gujarat may follow Kerala’s lead in establishing a ‘fat tax,’ Haryana to allow male government employees to take paternity leave, Mamata Banerjee to visit Germany and Italy in November, Ford Motor Company to set up its first overseas research and…

The Leaderboard: U Aung Lynn

Who is he? U Aung Lynn most recently served as the permanent secretary of Myanmar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and, since 2011, as director-general of the ministry’s ASEAN Affairs Department. Aung Lynn began his career in government in 1982, joining…

Update on India’s States: July 20, 2016

  Prime Minister Modi meets with chief ministers; Delhi bans old diesel vehicles; Congress government restored in Arunachal Pradesh; Haryana launches tax refund program for land acquisition related to manufacturing; two chief ministers visit Russia; Rajasthan sets a minimum wage…

East China Sea Dispute is Getting Worse not Better

By Amrita Jash — Following a temporary thaw in China-Japan relations after the 2015 Security Talks, maritime territorial tensions have ramped up again in the East China Sea. In the recent talks between Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Shinzo…

CogitAsia Podcast: China’s Five-Year Plan

In this episode, we assess China’s latest Five-Year Plan. For China no document has reflected the legacy of its Soviet-style economic planning and Marxist-Leninist system than the release every five years of a new, comprehensive blueprint for social, economic, and…