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US-India: Take a Breath

US-India: Take a Breath

Like after a good first date, expectations can get a little out of hand when it comes burgeoning alliances between states. In the late 90’s relations between the US and India began to thaw (agreed to date), through the 2000s, as the two sides’ interests began to mold so did their relationship (going steady), and […]

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The Greatest Deficit in New Delhi is Leadership

The Greatest Deficit in New Delhi is Leadership

Criticism about New Delhi’s economic management reaches a crescendo Although he claims to have been misquoted, Kaushik Basu, the chief economic adviser at the Indian finance ministry, has only confirmed what has been readily apparent for quite some time.  In Washington last week for the annual spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the […]

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On the UN, youth and child brides

On the UN, youth and child brides

In New York this week the United Nations is hosting the Commission on Population and Development, an annual weeklong conference. In the face of the planet’s ever-booming population growth, and the fact that 90 percent of the world’s 1.8 billion youth live in developing countries, this year’s focus is on youth and adolescents.   On […]

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Hypocrisy Addendum: WaPo’s Pincus on Washington’s Damagingly Inconsistent Nonpro Positions

Hypocrisy Addendum:  WaPo’s Pincus on Washington’s Damagingly Inconsistent Nonpro Positions

I wrote yesterday about the ridiculous inconsistency of the Administration’s response first, to the DPRK’s failed launch and second, to the non-response to the Indian Agni V launch shortly thereafter. Well, it seems I’m not alone.  Enter Walter Pincus, Columnist for the Washington Post.  Writing yesterday in a piece entitled Washington Double-Talk on Nukes, Pincus […]

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India’s Agni V Test: A Bang or a Whimper?

India’s Agni V Test: A Bang or a Whimper?

  While the ruckus over the failed DPRK missile test cum-satellite launch continues to linger, another non-NPT country recently followed suit with its own test.  But this time, the uproar, well, didn’t happen.  Or at least, that’s what the media wish us to believe. Here is what the NYT reported after Thursday’s test: “The United States, […]

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Africa needs its own BRICS aka KENSA

Africa needs its own BRICS aka KENSA

The recent BRICS summit at the end of March 2012 led to a substantial amount of controversy surrounding South Africa’s membership. Various political analysts were seen on television and in newspapers all answering a similar question to this one: Given its economic, military and population numbers, is South Africa really worthy to be part of […]

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BRICS: The Next Big Global Health Funders?

BRICS: The Next Big Global Health Funders?

A report released last month discussed the rising profile of BRICS countries–Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa–in health and development assistance and called upon the group to further their cooperation for better global health in the developing world.  “Shifting Paradigm: How the BRICS are Shaping Global Health and Development” (PDF), written by the NGO […]

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Delhi Disgraces Itself (Again)

Delhi Disgraces Itself (Again)

India repeatedly undermines the vitality of its democratic example The past week brought fresh evidence of just how deeply India abounds in contradiction.  On the one hand, New Delhi won international plaudits for standing up for democratic norms in Asia by voting at the United Nations Human Rights Council to investigate alleged war crimes in neighboring Sri Lanka. […]

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India Wants In on Control Regimes: The Making of A Faustian Bargain?

India Wants In on Control Regimes:  The Making of A Faustian Bargain?

  After pledging $1 million to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Nuclear Security Fund in Seoul, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made his case for India’s admission into four key export control regimes: the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), the Wassenaar Arrangement, and the Australia Group.  To paraphrase Yogi […]

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Memo to Bryson: Go Big on U.S.-India Trade

Memo to Bryson: Go Big on U.S.-India Trade

Focusing on the high-tech agenda would instill a level of momentum in bilateral ties that has been noticeably missing since George W. Bush left the White House. U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson is in India this week with a high-powered business delegation in tow. Chief among his objectives will be furthering American involvement in India’s […]

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Sour Grapes? IDSA Questions NTI Nuke Materials Security Index

Sour Grapes? IDSA Questions NTI Nuke Materials Security Index

After the Nuclear Threat Initiative released its Nuclear Materials Security Index, the Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis in New Delhi posted a rebuke of sorts by Dr. Ch. Viyyanna Sastry, a Research Fellow, and Rajiv Nayan, a Senior Research Associate, both at the IDSA. In it, Sastry and Nayan allege that the NTI index […]

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Update on “Totally Drug Resistant” Tuberculosis

Update on “Totally Drug Resistant” Tuberculosis

Last week, I discussed the breaking news of an emerging strain of “totally drug resistant” tuberculosis (TDR-TB)* in Mumbai.  This week, the Indian government denied the findings, arguing that the twelve cases were in fact extensively drug resistant (XDR, not “extremely,” as I wrote previously).  The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stated that nine […]

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South Asia in 2011: A Concise Account (I)

South Asia in 2011: A Concise Account (I)

Part 1 – Many Barrels of a Gun South Asia is often described as the most dangerous place on earth and the most promising emerging market – both in the same breath. The year 2011 illustrated in ample measure the implausible irony. The biggest international story of the year, according to The Associated Press’ annual […]

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The Year That Was: India in 2011

The Year That Was: India in 2011

The Hindu Cartoonscope and Amul butter cartoons continue to be a great way to capture news in India with humor and satire.  This Year in Review presents a montage of cartoons from the two sources to present highlights of what happened in India in 2011. Reports of political scams and corruption continued to surface throughout 2011. 2G allocation, hoarding […]

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Australia May Lift Ban on Uranium Sales to India

Australia May Lift Ban on Uranium Sales to India

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced her intention of lifting her country’s ban on sales of uranium to India. Although this will set up a clash within the Labor and Green coalition, she probably doesn’t have to muster the votes to push this through the Australian Parliament; an executive order may well suffice. Even […]

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