Ideas for Tomorrow - 2014

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How Protectionism Can Save Myanmar

The Burmese government should consider what measures can be taken to ensure local business is able to compete with foreign firms and isn't left in the dust.

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Tackling a Drought in Iran

The water crisis in Iran presents an opportunity for a degree of rapprochement between Iran and the West, as well as the rest of the world.

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GIFT: Experiential Learning for Executives Across Asia

Most think tanks are research and report driven and, although this is an important contribution to society, we have found executive education to be an effective tool to engage with leadership of large organizations and a strong platform to promote new thinking and have constructive dialogue about the role of business in society.

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Hong Kong has more than just democracy to worry about

Chandran Nair says we need to look beyond the current Occupy turmoil and see that solutions to Hong Kong's challenges lie far beyond whether we have a more democratic system or not

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Tinkering so subtle as to be beyond description

How many interventions in sovereign nations, military or otherwise, go unnoticed, unreported and undocumented in textbooks because they are too subtle, deemed too unimportant or simply drowned out by the constant noise?

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The hallmark of a good brand

Governments should start to be much more proactive about defining how corporations are allowed to brand themselves and thus help shape the way they behave, says Chandran Nair

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Modi’s legacy should be decent sewers, not ‘smart’ cities

He should not be distracted from the unglamorous basics, writes Chandran Nair

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The Developing World Should Be the Graveyard for Bad Robots

Robots might be the technological fad of the moment but in the short run they won't take over the world, and, in the long run, we shouldn't let them.

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The Rest cannot be passive spectators

How did we become mindless consumers of news riddled with lies and distortions? It starts with understanding the nature of the geopolitical struggle between the West and the Rest. Recent events prompt a reflection of global history that shaped the modern world.

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The West Against the Rest

A short history of geopolitical dominance by the West.