The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) embarked on a research and advocacy project on Malaysia’s New Economic Policy (NEP), with the aim to revisit a
The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) is encouraged by the pledges made by both Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Harapan in their respective manifestos for the upcoming Malacca state elections to be held on 20th November, in which both emphasize political stability and equitable economic development. However, IDEAS warns that high promises by all the competing coalitions must be institutionalized in order to become meaningful.
In theory, our ports could be transformed. However, there are many questions that investors will ask before they commit – and those will largely be about control, says Chris Hattingh.
The report, which forms part of our ‘Peru: Pathways to Prosperity’ programme, funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation, explains that, despite the need for political and judicial reforms, this urgency has historically been ignored by a political system that is not in the interests of the majority of citizens. “Widespread corruption in the judiciary has become the engine of the political system,” the report explains.
For years the European Union (EU) has been criticised for its alleged democratic deficit. Typical allegations in this respect are, among other, related to the dispossession of national authorities that is not sufficiently compensated for at the EU level; too much power for the EU’s executive brunch – European Commission (EC) – whose top officers nor the political leadership in the cabinet are elected in democratic elections and are not dependent and accountable to EU’s citizens; as well as inadequate level of parliamentary control over decision-making processes.
Why are states beginning to employ terminology that frames the Indo-Pacific as a region? Where is Canada in this process?
A bold new MLI paper by Senior Fellow Philip Cross urges Canada to focus on the big prize as we recover from the pandemic. We need to set and meet a target for the economic growth that will allow this country to meet all of its other goals and aspirations.
the Fraser Institute’s annual Economic Freedom of the World
China’s growing economic heft in particular, along with its command-and-control economy, give it increasing leverage over the international trading system. Meanwhile, by using its economic weight and access to its market to punish and isolate individual Five Eyes members, it is also threatening the long-term cohesion and coherence of the alliance. Therefore, as we argue in this paper, the Five must develop the capability for analysing and countering China and Russia’s interference and propaganda, and develop practical non-military ways to deter them.
If Industry 4.0 were a subject, Spain would currently obtain a high pass, or perhaps a notable. We are making adequate progress in the modernization of our productive industries.