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Technological Prowess and Entrenched Poverty

Technological Prowess and Entrenched Poverty

Two events occurring within hours of each other earlier this week illustrate India’s potential for great power status as well as the vast distance the country still has to travel to fulfill its global ambitions.

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A Shiny New Airport but Infrastructure Challenges Abound (and May Even Be Worsening)

A Shiny New Airport but Infrastructure Challenges Abound (and May Even Be Worsening)

India faces daunting challenges in overcoming its infrastructure deficit.

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Indian-Americans and Bilateral Relations

Indian-Americans and Bilateral Relations

The growing prominence of Indian-Americans has been an important but under-noticed factor in bilateral relations.

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An Interesting Snapshot of Indian Public Opinion

The annual Global Attitudes Survey released last week offers a fascinating snapshot of how Indians presently see their place in the world and their dealings with other leading countries.

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The Outsourcing Issue Returns

India’s rise will generate contradictory pressures on U.S. policymakers. Those in Washington who warily eye the expansion of Chinese power in Asia will welcome the strategic counterweight of a stronger India. But officials will also have to contend with a growing number of Americans who view the country as an economic rival. How Washington handles these cross-currents will be a fascinating balancing act.

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Paradoxical India

India’s ascent up the great-power ladder is one of the signal developments of the 21st century. But as two new reports make plain, the country is making the climb with its hands restrained.

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Great Expectations, But Can They Deliver?

The Obama administration proffered a two-part message at last week’s U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue meeting in Washington.  The first part is that, after more than a year of treading water in bilateral affairs, the administration is re-focusing its attention on New Delhi.  This signal, which was repeated loudly by U.S. officials starting with President Obama, received […]

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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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