Central Asia

Canceling India's Preferential Trade Status with the US Would Backfire

Canceling India’s Preferential Trade Status with the US Would Backfire

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March 19, 2019

Washington says India has been the world’s largest beneficiary of preferential trade status. If trade benefits are abolished, the country will have to pay customs duties on products worth 5.6 billion US dollars that were previously duty-free, according to US data.

Role Reversal in India-Pakistan Conflict

Role Reversal in India-Pakistan Conflict

March 1, 2019

Whenever there is a clash between India and Pakistan, media and pundits present India as the good guys. In this case, at least, India is the aggressor and Pakistan is seeking dialogue, says Lahore Professor Junaid Ahmad

A Green New Deal for India?

A Green New Deal for India?

February 12, 2019

A new report from the Political Economy Research Institute puts forth a proposal to boost equity while lowering carbon emissions. Shouvik Chakraborty, an author of the report, explains

Russia, China on Defense and No Iranian Nuclear Bomb – US Intelligence Report

February 1, 2019

Russia and China are responding to “perceived US unilateralism and interventionism” – Paul Jay joins Taya Graham to analyze the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community

China Leads the Way in Eradicating Extreme Poverty

China Leads the Way in Eradicating Extreme Poverty

January 10, 2019

Greatest contribution to global poverty reduction has come from China says Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Thailand to Legalize Same-Sex Civil Unions

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December 28, 2018

Thailand is headed for a ground-breaking change to its laws on same-sex relationships. Under proposed legislation, it could become the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex unions. But some say the law doesn’t go far enough toward equality.

US & Canada Violate International Law with the Arrest of Chinese Huawei Exec

December 10, 2018

Col. Larry Wilkerson explains that it’s not the Chinese Huawei executive that violated law when circumventing US sanctions, but it is the US that violates them by imposing sanctions that were never agreed to on an international level

Trump's Trade Policy Towards China: A Distraction to Benefit of the Rich

Trump’s Trade Policy Towards China: A Distraction to Benefit the Rich

December 7, 2018

As stock markets around the world are reeling from contradictory Trump administration signals regarding US policy towards China, we look at: Who benefits? And: What would a better trade policy towards China look like? CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot and PERI’s Gerald Epstein discuss the issue

Chinese Scientist's Human Genetic Engineering Experiment is 'Crazy'

Chinese Scientist’s Human Genetic Engineering Experiment is ‘Crazy’

November 28, 2018

Stuart Newman, cell biology professor and founding member of the Council for Responsible Genetics, says that the experiment where human twins had genes engineered to make them immune from the HIV virus is a ‘crazy’ project because it misunderstands the dangers and complexity of how genes work

China Intensifies Crackdown on Marxist Student Activists

China Intensifies Crackdown on Marxist Student Activists

November 21, 2018

Chinese university students, inspired by their studies of Marx, are facing an increasing state crackdown on their movement in support of workers who have been trying to organize Shenzhen’s Jasic Technology. Prof. Zhun Xu analyzes the situation