Search results for: S. Frederick Starr
It’s Democracy, Stupid: Reappraising the Middle-Income Trap
...The causes and reasons for countries’ economic growth and development have long been a challenging subject for research and debate. It is observed that while many countries experience high...
Rebalancing Act: China’s Fiscal Reform Challenge
...This policy brief examines China’s inter-connected economic challenges of structural and fiscal reform, arguing that promotion of domestic consumption away from fixed-asset investment could further exacerbate the fiscal mismatch...
Checking Putin’s Eurasian Ambitions
Georgia and Azerbaijan can deny Moscow access to the Caspian Sea and Central Asia. But they need U.S. support.
Thailand’s judicial coup
...On 21 March the Constitutional Court handed down a ruling invalidating the result of the 2 February election. The move will force new elections, which the Election Commission notes...
Court Ruling Reinforces Thailand’s Coup Culture and Augurs More Turmoil
...Thailand’s political deadlock has shifted from the streets of Bangkok to the courts. It is there that the real battle is now being played out. A March 21 ruling...
Vietnam’s Relations with China – A Multifaceted Partnership
...Vietnam’s relationship with China is of paramount importance for its development and security. Although much outside attention is focused on the disputes between the two countries in the South...
China’s Stakes in the Ukraine Crisis
...The crisis in the Ukraine and Russia’s intervention in the Crimea throws an important spotlight on China’s position and stakes regarding the issue. While it has refrained from openly...
Negotiating Conflict to Harness Myanmar’s Hydropower
...Myanmar’s hydropower potential will be a perilous process, as seen in the controversies surrounding current planned dams along the Than lwin river (also known as Salween river) as well as...
Erdoğan’s Looming Downfall
...The year 2013 was supposed to be momentous for Turkey’s strongman, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Having established himself as the single most powerful Turkish politician since Kemal Atatürk,...
The trouble with Myanmar’s census
...Earlier this month, Myanmar celebrated Union Day, a day that marks the signing of the 1947 Panglong Agreement which aimed to unify the country’s ethnic groups. With ceasefire agreements...