Update on India’s States: November 9, 2016

GST Council proposes 4 rate system; Parliament meets next week; Andhra, Rajasthan rank first and second in World Bank energy efficiency report; Andhra increases subsidy for capital investment in electronics manufacturing; Delhi chokes on pollution; Gujarat is the first state…

Democratization of Vietnam: Thinking Outside the Box

By Trien Vinh Le — Vietnam has a rather opaque political environment. The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) rules with absolute political control, as is spelled out in the country’s constitution, which sometimes results in the suppression of activists and…

India’s Budget Revenue Pocked with Holes

By Sarah Watson — India’s 2016-17 budget was praised for sticking with a rigorous fiscal road map while keeping budgets steady. The ability to carry out this balancing act was due to ambitious targets for revenue acquired from two non-tax…

Update on India’s States: November 2, 2016

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana top new state ease of doing business report, while Maharashtra tops farmer-friendliness rankings; Haryana will give raises in line with the 7th Pay Commission; Foxconn backs away from major Maharashtra investment; Tamil Nadu finally signs on…

Holding the Line on Myanmar’s Peace Process

­By Elliot Brennan — Myanmar’s peace process is at a critical juncture, a year since the signing of the nationwide ceasefire agreement and two months after the much anticipated 21st century Panglong Conference. Limited but persistent conflict continues in the…

Update on India’s States: October 26, 2016

A Gujarat delegation signs $5 billion in investment deals with Chinese investors; Haryana opens commercial road transport to private companies; Maharashtra revises procurement rules to give start-ups an edge and issues draft rules to regulate Uber and Ola; Tamil Nadu…