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US-India relations: Need for clear-eyed realism
Rajesh Rajagopalan
26 January 2015
Washington needs to understand that India-US partnership is not about democracy or common values but about common interests. The real strategic glue in the relationship is the common concern in maintaining some sort of balance in the larger Asian region in the context of China's rise.
 
Plumbing over poetry
C. Raja Mohan
23 January 2015
Modi and Obama need to focus less on India's near-term carbon emissions and find ways to boost its use of renewable energy like solar and wind. Such an approach will address Delhi's need to grow its economy and Washington's desire to lessen the weight of coal in India?s energy mix.
 
Economic fusion in South Asia
Geethanjali Nataraj and Richa Sekhani
20 January 2015
South Asia is one of the most populous region in the world, representing about 24 per cent of the world's population. Most countries in the region are in various stages of economic development, and aspire for regional economic integration.
 
The European Union as a security actor: View from India
Samir Saran
15 January 2015
The central division between the EU and India is the tyranny of grammar. Europe and the EU pursue their interests under the grammar of values, which is sought to be achieved through ideological underpinnings. India has sometimes also couched many of its strategic interests in its own grammar of ethics.
 
Grexit and lessons for India
Jayshree Sengupta
15 January 2015
Greece may be far away from India but the lessons to be drawn are many. Bringing down fiscal deficit through harsh austerity measures has brought Greece to the brink. India should also not cut the important social sector spending in order to bridge the fiscal deficit.
 
Global nation
C. Raja Mohan
08 January 2015
PM Narendra Modi's interest in the diaspora is about recognising India's possibilities as a "global nation" that is not defined in narrow territorial terms. Delhi, of course, is not yet ready to give dual citizenship of the kind that some countries do. But short of political rights for the diaspora, Modi has begun to offer much.
 
Sushma Swaraj's visit to South Korea and the way ahead
K.V. Kesavan
08 January 2015
For both India and South Korea, cooperation in the civilian nuclear sphere is a subject of great importance. Both countries had signed an agreement in 2011 and since then, South Korea has been keen to sell its nuclear reactors to India but without success. Now, Seoul's interest has become stronger as it is competing with Japan.
 
RCEP: The best way forward for Modi's 'Act East' Policy
Geethanjali Nataraj & Ittika Takkar
06 January 2015
In the light of the fact that India is not a member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it is important for the country to forge a deal in RCEP. In the current scenario, there have been increasing attempts by Indo-Pacific region members to voice growing concerns regarding Non Tariff barriers hindering trade prospects in the regional bloc.
 
How can BRICS survive amidst TTIP?
Geethanjali Nataraj
05 January 2015
With the US and EU, who together are responsible for the makeup of 46% of the world economy, preparing to enter into the largest trade deal in history, the TTIP, the question of how the BRICS adapt and consolidate their position globally is one that holds considerable relevance. The options available to the BRICS are limited.
 
BCIM: Can India Be a Driving Force?
Manish Vaid and Tridivesh Singh Maini
02 January 2015
The current Indian government has given clear indicators that it is likely to place regional integration high on its economic diplomacy agenda, be it SAARC, ASEAN or BCIM. The last two are especially important to India's Act East Policy.
 
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