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The Economist Who Can Explain The Rise Of Populism In A Single Chart

You may know the name Thomas Piketty. His work launched him to prime time as the “rock star economist”; his sultry French accent and general attractiveness, of course, helped. You may not know the name of his intellectual counterpart: Branko Milanović. Balding and bespectacled, the 63-year-old looks much more like a dismal scientist than a revolutionary.

Read Here – Ozy

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India Should focus On Preserving Good Economic Ties With China, Than On South China Sea

India may want to avoid unnecessary entanglement with China over the South China Sea debate during Wang’s visit if the country wishes to create a good atmosphere for economic cooperation, which would include reducing tariffs on made-in-India products exported to China amid the ongoing free trade talk known as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

Read Here – Global Times

U.S. Is India’s Indispensable Partner, Modi Says Before Congress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the Joint session of U.S. Congress, in Washington DC on June 08, 2016.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the Joint session of the U.S. Congress, in Washington DC on June 08, 2016.

The U.S. is India’s “indispensable partner” as the nations seek to elevate their ties in commerce and defense, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a joint meeting of Congress in Washington.

Read Here – Bloomberg

China’s Myanmar Conundrum

Myanmar’s political transition has spawned debates and deliberations in policymaking circles and strategic communities across the world. The economic and strategic spinoff of the political changes has generated immense attention and interest. Not least in China.

Read Here – The Diplomat

Alternate Diplomacy

Chinese president Xi Jinping has certainly kept China experts busy since he came to power in 2012. Xi has made major changes to Chinese policies, domestic and foreign. These policies have been quite different from those of his predecessors, keeping China scholars occupied explaining their meaning and implications.

Read Here – The Diplomat

World Trade Disorganisation

In history, a hegemon is largely associated with the presence of international economic infrastructure. In the 19th century, the British hegemon underwrote the liberal international order in the form of free trade and gold standard. The liberal order was later re-established by the American hegemon, which has overseen the Bretton Woods system from 1945. By contrast, the absence of a leading power is a recipe for disintegration, as illustrated by the economic disorder during the inter-war period. It follows that a hegemon is required to provide the public good of an open, stable international economic order.

Read Here – The Diplomat

The Coming Together Of Neighbours

China has embraced Russia, as the West cuts off Moscow due to its hatred for Vladimir Putin. The results of this new friendship will impact the world.

Read Here – Businessweek

China And Its Long-Term View Of The World

China essentially follows four partnership models: creative partnership, comprehensive cooperative partnership, strategic partnership (of cooperation) and comprehensive strategic partnership (of cooperation). The difference, according to the newspaper, is that while cooperative partnerships are formed at a fundamental level, are bilateral in nature and focus mainly on politics, economics, science and technology and culture, the strategic partnerships can be both bilateral or multilateral and are based on benefits of national security.

Read Here – Pragati 

Whatever Happened To Modi’s Pro-Market Traits?

A fair assessment of Modi and his government depends in large part on what the public expects of the new team. Does India need only to reduce corruption and become more business-friendly? Or does it require more sweeping reforms? If it is the former, Modi is on track. Effective anti-corruption and pro-business measures are challenging but feasible, and the process has at least started. If one expects the latter, though, the benchmarks for success are considerably higher.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

A Living Legacy

Though (Henry) Kissinger has come under attack from liberal circles—among the more notable assaults are Seymour Hersh’s The Price of Power, Christopher Hitchens’s The Trial of Henry Kissinger and, most recently, Gary J. Bass’s The Blood Telegram—he has also regularly incurred the ire of conservatives. Throughout the 1970s, he was steadily denounced as deaf to human-rights concerns on the one hand, and as an appeaser on the other.

Read Here – National Interest

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