Articles

June 6, 2019

Religious leaders can kickstart a global anti-plastic movement

May 23, 2019

Affordable Housing as Human Right

[YaleGlobal] A strong Indian state must set a bold, once-in-a-generation national objective and then commit resources to achieve its goals without capitulating to vested interests.
May 9, 2019

Huawei to Hell

[The World Post] We’re living through the sequel to the film “The Yellow Peril.”
April 18, 2019

Time for emerging Asian powers to help set global rules

(Nikkei Asian Review) West must accept rise of China, India and other states or risk growing clashes.
April 9, 2019

Making Democracy Work for Indians

Whoever wins India’s elections must give the Indian state the capacity to take strong action. Without this, India is very unlikely to be able to lift its population out of poverty.
February 22, 2019
Chandran Nair on Sustainability and the Fallacy of Global Governance

Sustainability and the Fallacy of Global Governance

Any global effort on climate change is toothless without the cooperation of national governments and their ability to act to support their aims...
January 16, 2019

The West is Struggling to Hit its Climate Targets. What Would the Developing World do Differently?

If the West is unable to fight climate change, then it falls to large developing nations...
December 4, 2018

The Cost of Cooling our Cities

The very air-conditioning that protects many of us from debilitating and life-threatening temperatures contain greenhouse gas-emitting refrigerants and require significant amounts of energy...
October 19, 2018

Climate Change, Economic Truths and the Limits to Growth

A threat like climate change requires strong actions by governments. Business and markets have roles to play...
September 21, 2018

Typhoon Mangkhut’s Message to Hong Kong: Rethink Reclamation and Prepare for Climate Change Seriously

The latest superstorm should be a wake-up call to the government on the need to plan...
September 7, 2018

Why Pessimism is Under-rated

We need a definition of ‘progress’ that moves away from growth at any cost...
August 3, 2018

Why Asia’s Fintech Innovators Should Look at Myanmar

Regional financial centres Singapore and Hong Kong are buzzing with new fintech start-ups, accelerators and incubators...