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Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Water wars: China’s new weapon against India

With border tensions continuing near Pangong Lake, China has fashioned a powerful weapon in the form of water to undermine Indian territory.

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.

Economics South and Central Asia

Bangladesh garment industry: Compliant? Yes. Competitive? Not so much.

While Bangladesh has set out an ambitious export strategy, a variety of factors and challenges will ultimately determine its execution. With a booming readymade garment manufacturing industry, Bangladesh follows China

Politics South and Central Asia

Tensions subside in Bangladesh, but is turmoil over?

Bangladesh has been embroiled in a destructive political turmoil for the past three months. Widespread political agitation, sporadic incidents of violence and arson, and breakdown of the societal structure have

Security South and Central Asia

Al-Qaeda will reignite sectarian conflict in Sri Lanka

al-Qaeda’s spread into South Asia will encourage both significant ramp-up of security and possibly further marginalization of Muslim populations, leaving an already fragile society susceptible to sectarian divide and conflict. In early

Asia Pacific Politics

Indian PM Modi’s visit puts Bhutan in the spotlight

This June, Narendra Modi, India’s new Prime Minister, has chosen Bhutan as the destination for his first foreign visit. This decision has important consequences for Bhutan and its future economic path.