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Mumbai Avengers and Other Tales from the Indian Security Establishment

Mumbai Avengers and Other Tales from the Indian Security Establishment

The launch party for a fictional book this past weekend in New Delhi featured several noteworthy assertions about the real-world dimensions of the India-Pakistan rivalry and the inside workings of India’s national security machinery.

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India’s Rise is Shackled by its Neighborhood

India’s Rise is Shackled by its Neighborhood

Self-inflicted wounds – which come in the form of poor domestic governance, decrepit infrastructure, a hostile business climate, and the absence of a unified national market – continue to hobble India’s ambitions in Asia and on the larger world stage.

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Gates Sheds New Light on Obama’s Afghan Dysfunctions

Gates Sheds New Light on Obama’s Afghan Dysfunctions

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Obama Should Take Bob Gates’s Criticism to Heart

Obama Should Take Bob Gates’s Criticism to Heart

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Time for Some Realism in U.S.-India Relations

Time for Some Realism in U.S.-India Relations

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Sorry China – The U.S. is the One Making Space History

Sorry China – The U.S. is the One Making Space History

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The China Hype is now being tested in Asia

The China Hype is now being tested in Asia

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Obama: Can the “Lonely Guy” Be an Effective Foreign Policy Leader?

Obama: Can the “Lonely Guy” Be an Effective Foreign Policy Leader?

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The Conventional Wisdom is Schizoid about U.S. Power

The Conventional Wisdom is Schizoid about U.S. Power

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Common Problems Subverting Obamacare and U.S. Foreign Policy

Common Problems Subverting Obamacare and U.S. Foreign Policy

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U.S. Smart Power is Taking a Beating

U.S. Smart Power is Taking a Beating

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U.S.-India Relations: The Overshadowed Summit

U.S.-India Relations: The Overshadowed Summit

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Missing the Real Story about Miss America

Missing the Real Story about Miss America

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Private Enterprise and the U.S.-China Power Contest

Private Enterprise and the U.S.-China Power Contest

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China and the Dangerous Shoal of Reform

China and the Dangerous Shoal of Reform

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About the Author

David J. Karl
David J. Karl

David J. Karl is president of the Asia Strategy Initiative, an analysis and advisory firm that has a particular focus on South Asia. He serves on the board of counselors of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy and previously on the Executive Committee of the Southern California chapter of TiE (formerly The Indus Entrepreneurs), the world's largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship.

David previously served as director of studies at the Pacific Council on International Policy, in charge of the Council’s think tank focused on foreign policy issues of special resonance to the U.S West Coast, and was project director of the Bi-national Task Force on Enhancing India-U.S. Cooperation in the Global Innovation Economy that was jointly organized by the Pacific Council and the Federation of Indian Chambers & Industry. He received his doctorate in international relations at the University of Southern California, writing his dissertation on the India-Pakistan strategic rivalry, and took his masters degree in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

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