Syed Munir Khasru

Syed Munir Khasru

Professor Syed Munir Khasru is chairman of the international think tank, The Institute for Policy, Advocacy, and Governance (IPAG) with a presence in Dhaka, Delhi, Melbourne, Vienna, and Dubai.

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The View | China’s trade tactics are winning out over US diplomacy and military might in Southeast Asia

As the US seeks to increase its presence in Southeast Asia through diplomacy, China prefers to put its money where its mouth is with investment and trade deals. The creation of the RCEP and rise in China-Asean trade suggest Beijing’s approach is working.

As the US seeks to increase its presence in Southeast Asia through diplomacy, China prefers to put its money where its mouth is with investment and trade deals. The creation of the RCEP and rise in China-Asean trade suggest Beijing’s approach is working.

13 Jan 2022 - 2:30PM
Opinion | Vaccine inequality persists as world enters third year of the Covid-19 pandemic

Despite the many other measures put in place, achieving herd immunity is still essential to ending the pandemic. That job remains only half done as developing countries are struggling to get vaccine doses while the wealthy world hands out booster shots.

Despite the many other measures put in place, achieving herd immunity is still essential to ending the pandemic. That job remains only half done as developing countries are struggling to get vaccine doses while the wealthy world hands out booster shots.

24 Dec 2021 - 3:30AM
Opinion | Moment of truth for Pakistan’s marriage of convenience with Afghan Taliban

Given Pakistan’s close ties with the Taliban, how it chooses to proceed will have a significant bearing on the country’s international standing. By being an honest mediator, Islamabad can rise to the occasion and help establish peace and stability.

Given Pakistan’s close ties with the Taliban, how it chooses to proceed will have a significant bearing on the country’s international standing. By being an honest mediator, Islamabad can rise to the occasion and help establish peace and stability.

26 Sep 2021 - 1:30PM
Opinion | Amid a pandemic, Tokyo Olympics is a disaster waiting to happen

As a growing number of athletes report positive Covid-19 tests, the system of preventive rules set by host Japan and the IOC is already showing cracks before the Games even begin.

As a growing number of athletes report positive Covid-19 tests, the system of preventive rules set by host Japan and the IOC is already showing cracks before the Games even begin.

21 Jul 2021 - 9:15AM
Opinion | The key to Asean’s post-pandemic recovery is digital transformation

The pandemic has accelerated Southeast Asia’s adoption of e-commerce, which holds great economic potential. But, for the region to become a major digital economy, gaps in infrastructure, access, inclusion, skills and policy must be addressed.

The pandemic has accelerated Southeast Asia’s adoption of e-commerce, which holds great economic potential. But, for the region to become a major digital economy, gaps in infrastructure, access, inclusion, skills and policy must be addressed.

4 Jun 2021 - 9:15AM
Opinion | Why Asia is poised to leapfrog the West on its way to a fast pandemic recovery

Asia’s culture, united pandemic response and tech boom have left it better prepared for economic recovery. But geopolitical tensions and challenges in poverty, health care and climate change remain.

Asia’s culture, united pandemic response and tech boom have left it better prepared for economic recovery. But geopolitical tensions and challenges in poverty, health care and climate change remain.

23 Dec 2020 - 6:45AM
Opinion | After four years of Trump’s ‘America first’, Biden must pivot back to Asia

As Asia continues its upwards trajectory to surpass Europe economically and strategically, a key challenge for Joe Biden will be to recover lost ground with the continent and re-establish the US’ leadership role in the region.

As Asia continues its upwards trajectory to surpass Europe economically and strategically, a key challenge for Joe Biden will be to recover lost ground with the continent and re-establish the US’ leadership role in the region.

11 Nov 2020 - 9:48AM
#MeToo momentum shows there’s much more to do for gender equality before #Time’sUp

The #MeToo movement has raised awareness of sexual harassment, but the culture of male entitlement has not abated.

The #MeToo movement has raised awareness of sexual harassment, but the culture of male entitlement has not abated.

25 Apr 2018 - 10:51AM
Pushing Trump’s button: How Mueller’s investigation could prompt North Korea conflict

The messages coming out of Trump and those near him suggest a strong possibility of armed conflict with North Korea, especially as the investigation into collusion with Russia closes in.

The messages coming out of Trump and those near him suggest a strong possibility of armed conflict with North Korea, especially as the investigation into collusion with Russia closes in.

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