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South and Central Asia Technology and infrastructure

Kaladan woes reflect frustrated Indian vision for Myanmar and Southeast Asia

India’s ambitions to establish a foothold in Myanmar and strengthen ties with Southeast Asia risk being jeopardised by the ongoing Kaladan project.

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Indonesian and Malaysian palm oil at a crossroads

Europe’s war against palm oil and overall western pressure risks pushing Indonesia and Malaysia closer to less regulated markets.

Politics South and Central Asia

Trump’s wall threatens Mexican environmental progress

The US decision to leave the Paris Agreement is likely to affect the environments of other nations and the US-Mexico border wall is an example of the risk.

South and Central Asia Technology and infrastructure

The myth of fingerprints: Russia and Kazakhstan’s legacy of ghost assets

The USSR’s fall led to a vast cavalcade of unclaimed objects and land in Russia and beyond. These assets aren’t just lying around: they’re being used.

Politics South and Central Asia

The Cambodia 2018 election: Issues and implications

With the general election less than one year away, Cambodia is set for a rocky twelve months, defined by intense politicking and political unrest.

Security South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Doklam standoff highlights India and China’s ‘Great Game’ over Bhutan

There is far more at stake than 34 square kilometers of desolate, windswept rocks. Doklam shows that old habits die hard, and Bhutan is stuck in the middle.

Security South and Central Asia

Sikkim and the Silk Road: Is China making a move on India?

The Belt and Road initiative continues to cause tension between India and China, as China builds closer ties with India’s neighbours on all sides.

South and Central Asia

Resurgent violence in Rakhine state demands intelligent security response

A spate of recent incidents signals a deteriorating security situation in Rakhine state and is evidence of a more organised and transnational threat.

Politics South and Central Asia

Talking corruption with Central Asia’s power lawyer

A discussion with Baker McKenzie’s Tom Firestone on the risks and best practices associated with operating in the former Soviet Republics of Central Asia.

Economics South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Switching alphabets to SMEs, Kazakhstan’s plans for 2017 and beyond

A cross-the-board look at Kazakhstan’s economic turnaround in 2017 and beyond as the country powers ahead with its ambitious reform agenda.