Boom times crowd Southeast Asian skies

Regional carriers are poised to purchase a slew of new planes while airport authorities grapple with an unprecedented surge in passenger demand By Alan Boyd Southeast Asia is expected to buy 10% of the world’s new jets over the next two decades, at a time when regional airports are already buckling under the strain of … Continue reading Boom times crowd Southeast Asian skies

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The growing ‘tug-of-war’ between Pakistan’s spy agencies

Conflict between the civilian Intelligence Bureau (IB), and the military's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is at boiling point, with the former accused of overstepping constitutional bounds By F.M. Shakil Pakistan has long been beset by tensions between its civil and military authorities. Now even its spy agencies seem to be at loggerheads, with accusations of political … Continue reading The growing ‘tug-of-war’ between Pakistan’s spy agencies

New Cold War in the Indian Ocean

Great power competition between the US, India, Japan and Australia on one side, and China on the other, is raising the strategic stakes in the maritime area By Bertil Lintner A new Cold War is brewing in the Indian Ocean, with an informal alliance of the United States, India, Australia, Japan on one side and … Continue reading New Cold War in the Indian Ocean

Golden Opportunities for Asian Companies Eyeing Russia’s Far East

To diversify its national economy, Moscow has pledged to boost investments and trade in Russia's Far East. The region is rich in natural resources but requires more infrastructure building for deeper economic integration and to boost exports. Asian companies are likely to cash in. Tom McGregor takes a closer look By Tom McGregor, CCTV.com Panview commentator … Continue reading Golden Opportunities for Asian Companies Eyeing Russia’s Far East

India seeks a place at the other nuclear table

By Sabena Siddiqui Since 2016, India has been making efforts to attain membership of the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) , a nuclear technology control organization created to prevent misuse of nuclear technology and proliferation of nuclear materials. As a rule, prospective members have to be signatories of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as a prerequisite. … Continue reading India seeks a place at the other nuclear table