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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is off to India to talk of many things, not the least of which is climate change.  In a session at the Council on Foreign Relations earlier in the week, she said “We know that India and China have understandable questions about what role they should be expected to play […]

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Myanmar: Time to untangle Aung San Suu Kyi From Political Reform?

Myanmar:  Time to untangle Aung San Suu Kyi From Political Reform?

Is Aung San Suu Kyi’s star power waning after nearly two decades of political and social isolation under house arrest?  What affect is this having on the countries democracy movement?   These questions are explored in a recent  New York Times article.  There is no way to tell how representative this person is, but… “I […]

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Free Trade in the Shadow of the Dragon

Free Trade in the Shadow of the Dragon

Notwithstanding the paralysis of the World Trade Organization’s Doha Round and the current global economic recession, bilateral and regional trade deals have continued to progress in Southeast Asia. Over the last decade, ASEAN has negotiated free trade agreements (FTA) at breakneck speeds, signing deals with Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. It is also in the […]

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India Budget Reax: Mo Money…

Newly elected and unburdened by clamoring communists and coalition politics, the Congress government will make bold economic reforms. At least that’s what the markets and analysts figured. All last week, the markets in India climbed up the hill in anticipation. Then on Monday came the budget speech. And the markets came tumbling after.  The reactions […]

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Balancer Needed in Asia

Balancer Needed in Asia

Memo to Obama Administration: Now would be a good time to re-hyphenate your India policy, less India-Pakistan more India-China. Rising Sino-Indian tensions are causing people, including this blogger, to wonder whether Obama has a plan to deal with a pivotal security challenge of the 21st Century: the management of Chinese ambitions and Indian anxieties. It […]

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What's India got to do with it?

What's India got to do with it?

A lot. India has come under increased fire by international human rights groups for its lack of action during Sri Lanka’s war against the Tamil Tiger rebels (LTTE).  Some have even called India complicit in the killing of 20,000 Tamil civilians in Sri Lankan due to its provision of arms to the Sri Lankan government, […]

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India's Outsourcing Prowess Continues to Grow

India's Outsourcing Prowess Continues to Grow

This past weekend brought news of a mega business deal in India.  Tech Mahindra was the highest bidder (at $1.2 billion) for Satyam Computer Services, a large and fraud-ridden information technology/outsourcing company that had been taken over by the Indian government after a series of scandals.  Tech Mahindra is set now to become India’s 4th […]

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