Decoding Regionalism in East of Asia: Sino-Centric Order to Indo-Pacific

Can East Asian nations help develop an Indo-Pacific security architecture? Contesting International Society in East Asia, edited by Barry Buzan and Yongjin Zhang, provides an account of how remnants of colonial thought and the distinct civilizational inheritances of East Asian countries have influenced their way of life and social institutions. Their ability to forge an … Continue reading Decoding Regionalism in East of Asia: Sino-Centric Order to Indo-Pacific

Rise of China and its Implication on East Asian Security Matrix

Introduction Geographically, the East Asian region is composed of China, Japan, Mongolia, Taiwan (Republic of China), South Korea (Republic of Korea) and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea). The region has two economic powers i.e. China and Japan- the former qualifies as a true power, both economically and militarily.  The history of conflicts in … Continue reading Rise of China and its Implication on East Asian Security Matrix

Social Risks in Transnational Supply Chains: Interlinking Migration and Development

©Manishankar Prasad In the past few years, “sustainability”, at least in ethos and rhetoric, has crept into the everyday conversation regarding globalized private sector companies, especially those with fragmented yet structurally tightly-knit supply chains, who source materials and products from across continents.  Meanwhile, social and environmental safeguards have become a critical aspect of lending by … Continue reading Social Risks in Transnational Supply Chains: Interlinking Migration and Development