• Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan will be linked by a railway set to be completed this year.Asia-Pacific,Afghanistan,Central Asia,China,India,Iran,natural gas,Pakistan,pipeline,railway,Russia,Tajikistan,Taliban,Turkmenistan,Michael Lerner

    A train on the recently-opened railway connecting Turkmenistan to Iran and Kazakhstan, Dec. 3, 2014. I SASIN/AFP/Getty Images
  • Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in Bangkok on December 20, 2014. P KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images

    To boost the ailing economy, the military-led government seeks greater FDI, exports.Asia-Pacific,Exports,Hong Kong,Laos,Malaysia,National Council for Peace and Order,Philippines,Prayut Chan-o-cha,SEZs,Singapore,South Korea,special economic zone,Taiwan,Thailand,Vietnam,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 21, 2015, 3:31 PM EST
  • A Royal Bengal Tiger pauses in Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India, December 21, 2014. STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

    Tiger tourism provides much-needed local jobs and revenues, giving conservation a sustainable economic base.Asia-Pacific,Conservation,Endangered species,Environment,India,Kerala,Madhya Pradesh,Periyar Tiger Reserve,Tigers,Wildlife tourism,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 20, 2015, 2:55 PM EST
  • Solar panels at the Welspun Energy Ltd. solar power plant in Neemuch, India. Feb. 26, 2014. Bloomberg via Getty Images

    300 megawatts of new solar power projects is a far cry from adding 100 gigawatts of solar capacity by 2022. Asia-Pacific,canals,China,Gujurat,India,Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission,military,Narendra Modi,Renewable energy,Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet and Expo,solar panels,solar power,Solar power in India,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 14, 2015, 11:22 AM EST
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    President Sirisena promises to rebalance foreign economic ties away from historic dependence on China.Asia-Pacific,Central bank,China,civil war,Colombo,India,Indian Ocean,Investment,Japan,Mahinda Rajapaska,Maithripala Sirisena,Pakistan,presidential election,Sri Lanka,United States,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 09, 2015, 3:57 PM EST
  • Billionaire Indian tycoon Gautam Adani at a luncheon in Tokyo, Sep. 1, 2014. Bloomberg via Getty Images

    The controversial new mine project could jeopardize global attempts to reduce emissions.Asia-Pacific,Australia,climate change,co2,coal,Gautam Adani,India,Narendra Modi,Tony Abbott,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 08, 2015, 4:45 PM EST
  • Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meets Chinese President XI Jinping in Beijing, China. Nov. 8, 2014. Pool/Getty Images

    The port of Gwadar will offer attractive terms for investment but fears of violence and terrorism are very real.Asia-Pacific,Baluchistan,China,China-Pakistan Economic Corridor,CPEC,East Turkestan Islamic Movement,gas,Gwadar Port,Investment,Kashmir,Nawaz Sharif,oil,Pakistan,separatism,special economic zone,terrorism,violence,Xinjiang,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 27, 2015, 10:24 AM EST