New Zealand–India trade an unfinished story

Authors: Rahul Sen, Auckland University of Technology and Mukul Asher, Singapore New Zealand’s trade dependency and long history of actively pursuing both bilateral and multilateral preferential trade agreements (PTAs) makes it one of the strongest free trade proponents. Among the world’s largest agreements, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement — capturing ASEAN, China, Japan, […]

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GTO: A CJNG commando kills 7

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TY GUS  Source — Ciro Gómez Leyva (@CiroGomezL) January 16, 2020 A command killed 7 people inside a car in Tarimoro , Guanajuato . In a cartulina thee attacked was attributed to the elite group of CJNG.  In video/slide presentation there are graphic images: On the Celaya-Salvatierra highway, located in the […]

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Bangladesh’s authoritarian shift

Author: Ali Riaz, Illinois State University In Bangladesh the ruling Awami League has established total control over state machinery and politics since the managed election of December 2018. Simmering popular discontent found expression in agitations against the killing of a student, price hikes and government-appointed university administration corruption in 2019. The 2018 election, described by […]

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Prospects for Myanmar’s development and governance

Author: Soe Nandar Linn, Yangon Myanmar’s efforts to reverse a legacy of isolation began with the quasi-civilian government led by then-president U Thein Sein. From 2011–2015, his government undertook a series of political, economic and social reforms that built the foundation for future democratic development. Key reform initiatives under his administration included renewed engagement with […]

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