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How COVID-19 Is Changing Indian Federalism

In India, the COVID-19 pandemic has strengthened the centre's authority and expanded its reach.

The Consequences of China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Nepal

Kathmandu sees the Chinese mega project as an opportunity to prosper.

Will Hong Kong See an Exodus of American and British Firms After New Data...

With China imposing a 'New Security Law' in Hong Kong, analysts speculate a limited exodus of American and British firms due to stricter data rules.

50 Years of Bank Nationalisation Ordinance: How Indira Gandhi Steamrolled A Law Into Effect

On 19 July 1969, the Indira Gandhi government attempted to nationalise 14 commercial banks through executive fiat, but not without legal hassles.

Why One of Three African Candidates Fits the Bill as the New Head of...

Of the three Africans currently in line to become the Director General of the World Trade Organisation, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the best fit.

Women in India’s Informal Sectors Continue to Remain Outside Maternity Benefit Coverage

Despite policy amendments, large number of women informal sector workers do not have access to any sort of maternity benefit. This is in serious contradiction with international labour standards.

With a Tough Lockdown and Tanking Economy, the Philippines Struggles to Recover

The Philippines must play to its strengths and dial down on its authoritarianism to rejuvenate a slumping economy and build investor confidence.

India’s Inter-State Migrant Workmen Act of 1979 Needs Urgent Overhaul

The ISMW Act 1979 has serious limitations in the present context, as the architecture of migration has changed over the years. The COVID-19 crisis necessitates urgent reforms.

How to Revive Rural Economy for Returning Migrant Workers: The Odisha Way

The Odisha government's handling of the economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic holds lessons for other state governments in India.

Not Just State Apathy, Capitalism to Equally Blame for India’s Migrant Worker Crisis

It wasn't just the Indian state's inhumanity that caused the migrant worker crisis, but also the very nature of the neoliberal capitalist system.