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What for the region after Modi’s Indian election win?

Publication date 24 May 2019 | 11:49 | ICT

Described as the most divisive and most powerful Indian leader in decades, Narendra Modi’s re-election is likely to have significant implications for regional geopolitics given his jingoistic rhetoric.



  • EU, Cambodia should rethink their approaches to EBA

    Publication date 23 May 2019 | 10:00 | ICT

    The EU and Cambodia are speaking different languages on the issue of human rights and democracy in the Kingdom.

  • Biodiversity: Key to human health and food security

    Publication date 22 May 2019 | 10:33 | ICT

    Our health depends on the food we eat, while our continuing supply of food relies on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

  • Is democracy in retreat?

    Publication date 21 May 2019 | 14:41 | ICT

    A fortnight ago, markets were going great guns, with the S&P500 hitting record high, even as there was increasing evidence that global trade and many economies were slowing.

  • US and China: Frenemies?

    Publication date 20 May 2019 | 11:36 | ICT

    These days, Harvard Professor Graham Allison is hailed as something of a prophet.

  • Myanmar shows mercy – but not to Rohingya

    Publication date 10 May 2019 | 15:38 | ICT

    Tuesday’s release of two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists imprisoned on bogus charges was a ray of hope in a dark episode of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar.

  • Peace not on horizon in Asean’s fishing wars

    Publication date 09 May 2019 | 15:15 | ICT

    Indonesia’s decision to sink a dozen fishing boats on Saturday is a reminder for Asean that illegal fishing is a serious region problem that requires concrete solutions, not more meetings and lip service.

  • ANN statement on journalists’ release

    Publication date 09 May 2019 | 11:16 | ICT

    The Asia News Network, an alliance of 24 leading media in 20 Asian countries, welcomes the release of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo by the Myanmar government on Tuesday.

  • Voting-made-easy has a cost: Over 400 deaths in Indonesia

    Publication date 08 May 2019 | 13:45 | ICT

    Running a polling station was not a difficult or complex job, but it was arduous and physically taxing.

  • Moving a capital city

    Publication date 07 May 2019 | 14:22 | ICT

    Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo caused surprise last week when he revealed the plan to move the capital city.

  • The risks in curbing online freedom

    Publication date 07 May 2019 | 11:46 | ICT

    Western Europe, flooded with hate speech, is taking stern measures, but web anonymity has its value.