RCEP and ASEAN: old and new

Author: Jayant Menon, ISEAS–Yusof Ishak InstituteTo understand the interrelationship between ASEAN and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), it is useful to separate the newer and less developed members - Cambodia, Laos,…

Commercial links

Pakistan has been grappling with political and economic instability for decades, unable to chart a course for long-term progress and prosperity for the country and its people. In the face of the current political turmoil, the current…

Improve State/TU Export Readiness

NITI Aayog has launched the second edition of the Export Readiness Index (EPI). The IPS aims to examine the export performance and export readiness of states and union territories.The 2021 IPS includes 4 pillars, 11 sub-pillars and 60…

Meritocracy is a must

There cannot be two opinions on the preference of meritocracy in public life and governance. The decadence of society is due to nepotism and patronage which, over time, fuel unrest, prejudice and incompetence. Thus, Prime Minister Imran…