Regional Integration

Regional Integration

Social Engineering for Multi-Polar Silk Road (Part-II)

Western Ideologies in Post World War II Era Post World War II So it can be said that as liberalism fell into crisis by early 20th century, communism spread in non-western countries, social democracy rose in western countries victorious in World War I and fascism-national socialism grew in western countries which lost in World War I. After an end of Second...

Social Engineering for Multi-Polar Silk Road (Part-I)

Western Ideologies up to World War II The neo-liberal globalist society that came into being after fall of Soviet Union is now in deep crisis. Its economy is already in shatters and its international geopolitical arrangements are also tearing apart. Election results favoring Brexit and Trump in UK and USA respectively clearly show that neo-liberal order is getting challenges socially...

Financing “Belt & Road” Initiative

Mega projects under belt and road initiative will last decades, most likely taking a half century to reach their full zenith peak of unlimited prosperity for those countries and entrepreneurs prepared to take intelligent well planned strategic risks, with massive financing available for sound projects. The process will include the creation and further development of six major international economic...

Malaysia an ‘Important Node’ in OBOR

Malaysia’s geographical location, status as an influential middle power and its substantial coordination and implementation structures multiplies its importance to the node of Chinese, One Belt One Road. Geographically positioned between Thailand and Singapore, Malaysia is a useful connector in China’s broader infrastructure plans which include a high-speed railway Beijing envisions would eventually run from Kunming, China down to...

Singapore’s Geostrategic Supremacy at Stake!

The island powerhouse will always remain a force to be reckoned with, but it must dramatically reinvent itself in response to China and India-Japan’s competitive connectivity projects which plan to completely bypass it. The success story of the city-state of Singapore is a byproduct both of its founder Lee Kuan Yew’s drive for strategic innovation and his country’s crucial...

Belt-Road Initiative: Three Years On

Since the launch of Belt-Road initiative (BRI) at Bao Forum in October, 2013 up-till now numbers of countries that have embraced BRI have gone up from 60 to 110. As many as 29 countries of Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America sent their heads of states to attend the summit by mid May, 2017. The article to examine to...

Nepal’s Dilly-Dallying on OBOR, Over

The dilly-dally way of Nepal for agreeing on the Chinese proposal on OBOR has finally ended. With Nepal’s Cabinet meeting decision followed by signing ceremony of ‘Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative’ on May 12, 2017 in Kathmandu - clearing out the speculations and confusions of Nepal’s government position. It’s noteworthy that, Nepal had...

Bangladesh’s Breakout Plan

(Please read Part I before this article) http://regionalrapport.com/2017/05/11/indias-regional-integration-plans-hinge-bangladesh/ Bangladesh can break out of India’s hegemonic grasp if its leadership recognizes the true nature of its geostrategic relationship with New Delhi and proactively takes steps to promote its own national interests as a result. Geostrategic Review Part I of the research advanced the argument that Bangladesh is India’s most important neighbor by virtue...

India’s Regional Integration Plans all Hinge on Bangladesh

India doesn’t have a single regional integration plan that excludes Bangladesh, thus making Dhaka the most prized of New Delhi’s neighborhood partners. This analysis will highlight the institutional integration dependency that India has on Bangladesh, while the second part will raise awareness about how Bangladesh can leverage this state of affairs to its benefit against India and reverse the power...

OBOR: An Axis of Regional Trade

President Xi Jinping's vision the 'Silk Road Economic Belt' is going to revive the ancient Silk Road, which was once a trade route runs between china's own borders and Europe but the new economic belt is expended and large comprises on the two new trade corridors – one overland, the other by sea – will connect the country with its neighbours in the...

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