It is likely that the visit will be overshadowed by Mr Obama’s own political weakening at home.
P M Nair's The Kalam Effect is an insubstantial memoir of President Kalam's term in office
Kashmir concerns us. In the September 2008 issue of Pragati we argue that the idea of India presents the best hope for the well-being and development of all its people. More than old dogmatic mantras, we argue that the crisis in Kashmir calls for implementing genuine liberal policies. Since acquisition of land is as much the issue in places like West Bengal as much as it is in Singur, reforming India's land acquisition laws, and the framework for the rehabilitation of affected people is important. We look at some proposals that are in the pipeline. A special feature in this issue is the third of our series of interviews with experts in strategic affairs: C Raja Mohan shares his perspectives on India's relations with Iran, China, Nepal and Pakistan.