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12 August 2015

Will Rajapaksa return?

After losing power in January, Mahinda Rajapaksa, former president of Sri Lanka, is trying to re-enter politics by contesting for the prime minister’s seat in the elections on August 17. If he wins, it could destabilise Sri Lanka’s politics and impact relations with India, which had been hit under Rajapaksa’s rule. The future scenario will become clearer by next week.

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20 May 2015

TPP and RCEP: the hare and the tortoise?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership might soon be concluded if the U.S. Congress fast-tracks it, as recently announced, while the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement remains on slow-track. But the TPP, although ambitious, follows an outdated template, and it is the dynamic RCEP that can be a model for a new global rules-based framework

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10 April 2012

Transforming South Asia: Imperatives for Action

Shri E. Ahamed, Minister of State for External Affairs, made a speech at the Third Asian Relations Conference “Transforming South Asia: Imperatives for Action” that was held on March 9th and 10th, 2012. This Conference was a joint effort of Indian Council of World Affairs and Association of Asia Scholars.