Update on India’s States: September 7, 2016

Gujarat joins the center’s regional connectivity scheme; Maharashtra ranks highest in a new ease of doing business report by Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School; Cisco partners with Rajasthan to promote digital learning; Tamil Nadu increases maternity leave to nine months;…

Vietnam, Singapore, & intra-ASEAN Diplomacy

By Huong Le Thu — Vietnam’s new president Tran Dai Quang made one of his first international trips to Singapore August 28-30. During his visit, Quang reiterated Vietnam’s emphasis on the rule of law in safeguarding peace, concerns about the…

Update on India’s States: August 31, 2016

GST Amendment is one state away from ratification (but West Bengal won’t cast the deciding vote); Maharashtra joins the center’s regional connectivity scheme; Maharashtra withdraws controversial internal security legislation; Madhya Pradesh chief minister Chouhan visits the United States; Rajasthan is…

The Leaderboard: Enggartiasto Lukita

Who is he? Enggartiasto Lukita has served as a lawmaker with the Nasdem Party in Indonesia’s House of Representatives since 2014. Before joining the newly-established Nasdem in 2013, Lukita was a long-time member of the Golkar Party, serving two terms…

Update on India’s States: August 23, 2016

Six states have ratified the GST amendment; hundreds of thousands of state government employees are getting large raises; Gujarat’s troubles continue as Dalits push for land; Lockheed will open a manufacturing facility in Andhra Pradesh and China Railway Rolling Stock…

CogitAsia Podcast: Sitrep on U.S.-Taiwan Relations

In this episode we assess the status of U.S.-Taiwan relations.  CSIS Senior Associate Dr. Robert Wang discusses how relations between Washington and Taipei have changed since 1979, reviews the Taiwan Relations Act (2:39), and explains how young Taiwanese are playing…