As Obama Years Draw To Close, President And U.S. Seen Favourably In Europe And Asia

As he nears the end of his presidency, Barack Obama continues to enjoy a broad degree of international popularity. A new Pew Research Center survey conducted in 10 European nations, four major Asia-Pacific countries, Canada and the United States finds that half or more of those polled in 15 of 16 countries express confidence in […]

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Modi, One Year On

The election in May 2014 of a new government in India raised expectations around the world of the likelihood of far-reaching changes in India’s economic and foreign policy orientation. This report examines both the promises and the concrete steps taken by Narendra Modi’s government in the areas of: defense, education, energy, healthcare, innovation & IPR, […]

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Man-Made Stagnation

The near-global stagnation witnessed in 2014 is man-made. It is the result of politics and policies in several major economies – politics and policies that choked off demand. In the absence of demand, investment and jobs will fail to materialize. It is that simple. Read Here – Project Syndicate  

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Defining The Red Lines

Critics of the Indian government see inconsistency in its apparently contradictory posture over the WTO agreement and relations with Pakistan, but observers of Indian foreign policy and strategic thinking must pay closer attention to the underlying message emanating from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, writes Sanjaya Baru Read Here – Indian Express

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Why Mr Modi Shouldn’t Puzzle Indians

Mr Modi’s government has proceeded in a manner exactly predictable from his claims and promises on the campaign trail. He will not change the bedrock of economic policy since 2004 — the reliance on private-public partnerships, for example. He will instead work towards quicker execution, lower taxes, and a less intrusive state. Read Here – […]

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No Conflict Means Asian Prosperity

We are seeing a tremendous rise in living standards across Asia, with poverty disappearing everywhere you look. In China, for example, since initiating market reforms, more than 600 million people have been rescued from absolute poverty. We’ll see a far greater improvement in living standards within the region than we have seen in centuries. And, […]

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