Why South Asia should engage with the Taleban

  Unlike the US, Afghanistan’s neighbours have to find a way of living with the new rulers in Kabul. Syed Munir Khasru As the Soviets left Afghanistan in 1989, setting the stage for the rise of the Taleban, the world silently witnessed human rights violation in the years that followed. It was only after the… Read More

South Asia’s emerging digital transformation

Syed Munir Khasru August 7, 2021 There is evidence that the region’s post-pandemic adoption to digital life will shape its future prosperity. COVID-19 has forced South Asia to take a quantum leap in digitalisation. The shift to remote work and education has propelled an unprecedented spike in Internet penetration, with even smaller nations such as… Read More

Amid a pandemic, Tokyo Olympics is a disaster waiting to happen

The decision by Japan and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to hold the summer Olympics, which starts on July 23, continues to be controversial due to the health risks posed by Covid-19 to all the participants. The world’s best athletes are being left at the mercy of a government and an international organisation that are supposed… Read More

Policy Briefs for the G20 Leadership Summit 2021

  IPAG is a member of the Council for Global Problem Solving (CGP), based in Berlin, Germany, which an exclusive consortium of world-class think tanks and research institutions. It is the intellectual core of the Global Solutions Initiative which makes policy recommendations to the G20, G7, and other global governance bodies. For Global Solutions Summit… Read More

The key to Asean’s post-pandemic recovery is digital transformation

  The pandemic has accelerated Southeast Asia’s adoption of e-commerce, which holds great economic potential But, for the region to become a major digital economy, gaps in infrastructure, access, inclusion, skills and policy must be addressed The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated Asean’s digital transformation at an unprecedented scale and speed. With bricks-and-mortar businesses in Southeast… Read More

Policy Brief for the German Presidency

Germany took over the helm of Presidency of the European Council on July 1, 2020 at a critical time with the EU facing manifold challenges of COVID 19 pandemic as well as significant domestic and global issues. Against such background, the EU recovery plan, adopted by the 27 EU member states at the Special European… Read More

IPAG Policy Briefs for G20 Leadership Summit 2020

IPAG is one of the few international think tanks which has prepared 5 Policy Briefs (PB) for the Leadership Summit of G20, world’s 20 most politically & economically powerful nations. For G20 Leadership Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from Nov 21-22, 2020, following are topics on which IPAG has written 5 Policy Briefs, 3 already… Read More

49 years on, India, Bangladesh should deal with unresolved issues

Media: Hindustan Times
Date Published: 16 Dec, 2020

The Global South’s Pandemic Path to Self-Reliance

Media: Project Syndicate
Date Published: 17 Nov, 2020

After four years of Trump’s ‘America first’, Biden must pivot back to Asia

Media: South China Morning Post
Date Published: 11 Nov, 2020