The goal of an energy-secure South Asia

  While universal coverage can catalyse the region’s economic growth, energy trade must be linked to peace building South Asia has almost a fourth of the global population living on 5% of the world’s landmass. Electricity generation in South Asia has risen exponentially, from 340 terawatt hours (TWh) in 1990 to 1,500 TWh in 2015…. Read More

Is struggling Sri Lanka salvageable?

Last Sunday — with two notable exceptions — Sri Lanka’s cabinet resigned en masse in protest against the government’s handling of the worst economic crisis to hit the island in decades, which has sparked widespread rioting, unrest, and arson attacks on police property. The two men stayed put were President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister… Read More

Workshop by Council for Global Problem-Solving

Prof. Syed Munir Khasru, Chairman, IPAG and Co-Chair, G20 Task Forces on (i) Digital Transformation & (ii) SDG spoke on “How digital transformation will shape the global development agenda in the post pandemic period” at a workshop on Feb 21, 2022. The workshop was organized by the Council for Global Problem-Solving (CGP), Global Solutions Initiative… Read More

G-STIC Conference 2022

 Prof. Khasru was invited at the G-STIC Conference, Dubai, in Jan 2022 as a keynote speaker for the high plenary session where His Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Alzeyoudi, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade had also participated. Prof. Khasru spoke on the plight of the global population amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact… Read More

G20 Leadership Summit 2022

Prof. Khasru is the only one who is Co-chair of two G20 Task Forces i.e. Task Force 2 (TF2) on Digital Transformation and Task Force 9 (TF9) on SDG under the G20 Indonesian Presidency for the G20 Leadership Summit 2022. TF2 will look into how Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence can impact SDGs, data protection,… Read More

Ukraine war: Asia is caught in rip tide of power polarisation and sanctions chaos

Between an emerging China-Russia axis and US-led sanctions, Asian countries are feeling the pressure to pick sides, amid complex and evolving ripple effects on energy prices and trade and economic ties Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sparked diplomatic and economic chaos around the world. Amid intensified sanctions and concerns about Russia’s gas supply to Europe, the world… Read More

G20 Leadership Summit 2022

G20 Leadership Summit 2022 under the Indonesian Presidency has formed a Task Force on Global Cooperation for SDGs Financing led by Prof. Bambang P.S. Brodjionegoro, University of Indonesia (UI) and one of the Co-chairs being Prof. Syed Munir Khasru, Chairman, IPAG. Among others, the Task Force will look into SDGs blended financing, strengthening Multilateral Development… Read More

G20 Leadership Summit 2022

G20 Leadership Summit 2022 under the Indonesian Presidency has formed a Task Force on Meaningful Digital Connectivity, Cyber Security, Empowerment led by Prof. Suhono Harso Supangkat, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and one of the  Co-chairs being Prof. Syed Munir Khasru, Chairman, IPAG. Among others, the Task Force will look into how DT & AI… Read More

China’s trade tactics are winning out over US diplomacy and military might in Southeast Asia

Syed Munir Khasru                                                                                                         … Read More

Vaccine inequality persists as world enters third year of the Covid-19 pandemic

Syed Munir Khasru                                                                                                         … Read More