The Rise of China in the Supercomputer Race
Economy,Cyberspace,China
By Henry Hing Lee Chan - 20 Sep 2019

The Rise of China in the Supercomputer Race

The US reclaimed global supercomputer leadership in 2019 with the Summit and Sierra, and China’s Sunway TaihuLight and Tianhe-2A are number 3 and 4 ranking supercomputers in the June 2019 TOP500 list.
Argentina On Verge of Default: Can IMF Save It?
Politics,Economy

By Henry Hing Lee Chan - 13 Sep 2019

Argentina On Verge of Default: Can IMF Save It?

Modi’s Bahrain Visit Affirms Strong Mid-East Ties
Politics,Economy,South Asia

By Aditi Bhaduri - 11 Sep 2019

Modi’s Bahrain Visit Affirms Strong Mid-East Ties

G7 Summit and Iran: Why India Would be Watching Closely
Politics,Economy,South Asia

G7 Summit and Iran: Why India Would be Watching Closely

India has immense interest in the reduction of tensions between Washington and Tehran. The removal of tensions is important for India in the context of its oil needs as well as the Chabahar Port project which is India’s gateway to Afghanistan.
Trump is Pushing Iran Closer to China
Politics,Economy,China

Trump is Pushing Iran Closer to China

Even as the US threatens Iran with oil sanctions and war, China goes ahead with trade and infrastructure building there. Iran’s dependence on China highlights their shared interests against the US in the Middle East, Central and South Asia.
Whither China’s “State Capitalism”?
Politics,Economy,China

Whither China’s “State Capitalism”?

Instead of the flashpoint of an economic Cold War, China’s state sector can become a site of meaningful reforms if Washington and Beijing come to a better understanding of its past and future.
How Libra Will Kill the Dollar
Economy,Cyberspace

How Libra Will Kill the Dollar

The announcement by Facebook to launch a blockchain digital currency, Libra in 2020 opened the Pandora's box on the challenges toward currency. There was a chorus of US and international officials who voiced resistance to the tech giant operating its own digital money.
India’s Trade Ties with Afghanistan Affected by India-Pakistan Tensions
Politics,Economy,South Asia

India’s Trade Ties with Afghanistan Affected by India-Pakistan Tensions

After India withdrew the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan suspended trade ties with India and banned all imports and exports. Pakistan also decided to suspend the import of Indian goods to Afghanistan under the Pakistan-Afghanistan transit treaty.
Holistic Development of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Politics,Economy,South Asia

Holistic Development of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, an archipelago of 572 islands, is strategically located in the Indian Ocean and has the potential to play a decisive role in the shaping of India’s Indo-Pacific policy.
US Democrats Mostly Agree with Trump over Pacific Trade Pact
Politics,Economy

US Democrats Mostly Agree with Trump over Pacific Trade Pact

Joe Biden, who served as Vice President under Former US President Barack Obama, stated that the TPP in its current form was unacceptable and if elected as President, he would only make the US join the agreement if parts of it are “renegotiated”.
India Contributing to a Bigger Share of the ASEAN Tourism Pie
Economy,South Asia,Southeast Asia

India Contributing to a Bigger Share of the ASEAN Tourism Pie

The first half of 2019 witnessed a decline in the number of Chinese tourists visiting ASEAN nations. Countries like Thailand can look to India to fill the gap. In 2018, 1.6 million Indians visited Thailand.
India-US Relations: Natural Partners, With Conditions Applied
Politics,Economy,South Asia

India-US Relations: Natural Partners, With Conditions Applied

Into its second term with a resounding majority, the domestically upbeat government at the center in India is experiencing international turbulence, generated by a cause not unknown, a moody United States of America.
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