Articles & Contributions from Members & Partners


Madiha Afzal- Pakistan teeters on the edge of potential disaster with the coronavirus

As of March 26, coronavirus cases in Pakistan — the world’s fifth most populous country — climbed to 1,190; nine people have died. Pakistan currently has the highest number of cases in South Asia, more even than its far larger neighbor, India. In this densely populated country of more than 210 million, with megacities Lahore…

ASI Update – COVID 19

Dear Followers and Supporters of the Asia Scotland Institute, In support of government policy to contain the spread of COVID-19, we are having to modify the way in which we present our speaker programmes. The Institute team is now working remotely away from our base at the ECCI. Over the coming two months we plan…

David J Birrell: Booming Asia is the big prize for Scottish business

During this year it is ­expected that Asia’s GDP will overtake the GDP of the rest of the world ­combined. By 2030, the region is expected to ­contribute roughly 60 per cent of ­global growth, providing endless opportunities for our next generation of leaders and businesses in Scotland.   The challenge is however, whether levels…

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