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International South and Central Asia

The India-Taiwan Treaty: India’s gateway to a knowledge economy

 India and Taiwan’s bilateral investment treaty presents a great insensitive for India to develop its human capital and transition into a knowledge economy.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Institutional reform and private sector legitimacy key to reducing instability risk in Iran

Protests and instability could erupt again if key structural issues are not addressed and economic growth does not trickle down to most Iranians over the medium-term.

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

Security South and Central Asia

India-Naga peace deal looks east

With a new Naga peace deal, questions remain concerning its legitimacy and long-term efficacy in pushing forward Prime Minister Modi’s Look East Act East policy. On August 3rd 2015, Indian Prime