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The strategic partnership

U.S and India have to overcome traditional modes of thinking in the defence establishments of their respective countries. President Obama’s participation in India’s Republic Day celebrations on January 26 is more than a gesture. It is an...

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Cautious optimism for U.S.-India relations

 It pays to be optimistic about U.S.-India relations, but also realistic. One year ago, the Devyani Khobragade affair plunged the U.S.-India relationship into deep crisis. Then, several months later, Indians elected a new national leader who...

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An epitaph for central banking

The world needs to be prepared for the possibility that from 2015 onwards, global growth disappoints and asset markets become increasingly volatile as a prelude to commencing their long overdue decline.  IMF revises global growth down The International...

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The Turkish conundrum

An important signifier of a liberal democracy is its power to introspect and retain its identity, especially when its politics shifts. A government in a liberal democracy that comes into power with a strong majoritarian mandate needs to pay...

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Diplomatic Warfare?

Warrior Diplomat takes the reader from corridors of power in the White House and the Pentagon to mud brick qalats and bullet-scarred abandoned schoolhouses in Afghanistan and back again.   There is an old and now mostly forgotten American...

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Financing smart cities: key requirements

The “smart cities” project represents an opportunity to experiment with organisational and governance structures of the cities, with a view...

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The strategic partnership

U.S and India have to overcome traditional modes of thinking in the defence establishments of their respective countries. President Obama’s participation in India’s Republic Day celebrations on January 26 is more than a gesture. It is an attempt to advance the idea of a strategic partnership, which Washington has sought off and on since the […]

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Cautious optimism for U.S.-India relations

 It pays to be optimistic about U.S.-India relations, but also realistic. One year ago, the Devyani Khobragade affair plunged the U.S.-India relationship into deep crisis. Then, several months later, Indians elected a new national leader who had effectively been banned from visiting the United States in years past. Given these troubles, the progress in bilateral […]

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An epitaph for central banking

The world needs to be prepared for the possibility that from 2015 onwards, global growth disappoints and asset markets become increasingly volatile as a prelude to commencing their long overdue decline.  IMF revises global growth down The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut the global GDP growth forecast for 2015 by 0.3 percent from 3.8 percent […]

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The Turkish conundrum

An important signifier of a liberal democracy is its power to introspect and retain its identity, especially when its politics shifts. A government in a liberal democracy that comes into power with a strong majoritarian mandate needs to pay attention to two things. One, if it claims to create a bold new policy, it needs […]

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Diplomatic Warfare?

Warrior Diplomat takes the reader from corridors of power in the White House and the Pentagon to mud brick qalats and bullet-scarred abandoned schoolhouses in Afghanistan and back again.   There is an old and now mostly forgotten American tradition in time of war of politicians and government officials abandoning their civilian posts to serve in the military and […]

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Setting the field: Australia-India engagement in Southeast Asia

Enhancing its role in East and Southeast Asia could signal the beginning of India’s transformation into a significant actor across the entire Indo-Pacific region. 2014 proved to be a significant year for Australia-India ties. The year saw Tony Abbott visit India for the first time as Prime Minister, and as the first foreign leader to […]

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The gathering storm

The primary threat to India emanates not from ISIS, but from Pakistan in the form of jihadi groups aided and abetted by that country’s military-security establishment. The dramatic rise of the group referred to as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) presents a new dimension to the challenges that India faces from unrest and extremism […]

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Foreign policy in transition

A review of Arijit Mazumdar’s Indian Foreign Policy in Transition: Relations with South Asia Indian foreign policy was given renewed vigour by newly appointed Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s invitation to South Asia’s heads of government to his inauguration in May 2014. Modi attempted to breathe fresh life into not just South Asian bilateral relations but […]

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From a domestic to an international narrative

India has the wherewithal to be less finicky about complying with international rules when they come in the way of national interests. It now looks like the impasse at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over agricultural subsidies has been resolved, although there are a few more procedural hoops to cross. As Michael Froman, the United […]

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No end to history: The Indian context

On the question of liberal democracy and its future in India.  The 2014 elections in India were remarkable. Noteworthy not only for the majority that it produced for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi but also for the fact that the BJP dominated nearly every social category divide. The […]

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