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July 2014

Strengthening the U.S.-India Relationship

Richard J. Ellings

Reports

In this report, Richard J. Ellings, President of the National Bureau of Asian Research, examines the economic obstacles to a deeper strategic partnership between the two countries. He argues that if these challenges are addressed in ways that enhance each nation's interests in economic development, the United States and India are positioned to collaborate more effectively on a broader set of international political and security questions.

July 2014

Polar Pursuits: Asia Engages the Arctic

Leiv Lunde, Sanjay Chaturvedi, Young Kil Park, Aki Tonami, Lawson Brigham, Katarzyna Zysk, Kai Sun, Ian Storey, P. Whitney Lackenbauer and James Kraska

Roundtables

The ten essays in this Asia Policy roundtable are intended to illuminate the motivations and objectives of the new Asian observers and the reactions of the Arctic Council member states in an effort to understand the risks of geopolitical competition as well as the prospects of a maritime and energy renaissance in Arctic waters as the ice recedes.

July 2014

India's 2014 Budget: Enduring Challenges and New Responses

Pravakar Sahoo

Policy Q&A

Pravakar Sahoo from India's Institute of Economic Growth, currently Erasmus Mundus Scholar at the University of Antwerp, elaborates on the policies presented in India's 2014 budget and the reforms the Modi government is seeking to implement in the current fiscal year.

July 2014

The U.S.-India Defense Relationship: Strengthening Ties and Overcoming Challenges

Pramit Pal Chaudhuri

Policy Q&A

Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, foreign editor of the Hindustan Times, outlines options for strengthening the U.S.-India defense relationship, including reforms the new Modi government should implement, and explains how enhanced defense ties with the United States align with India’s foreign policy goals.

May 2014

Revitalizing India’s Economic Growth

Ajay Shriram

Policy Q&A

Ajay Shriram (Confederation of Indian Industry) discusses how India’s newly elected government can help revitalize the country’s economy. He argues that the key to boosting India’s economic growth is to implement policies that create more jobs for India’s growing youth population.

May 2014

New Outlooks for Asian Energy Security

Reports

In this workshop report, senior energy and geostrategic experts offer insights into the shifting fulcrum of global energy trade, discuss the United States' and Asia's evolving strategic engagement in the Middle East, and suggest policy recommendations for how to strengthen energy security in the Asia-Pacific.

May 2014

Exporting Coal from the U.S. Pacific Northwest

Paper

This working paper provides a general review of how transportation constraints affect energy markets and then offers a framework for thinking more specifically about the greenhouse gas implications of building new coal ports in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

April 2014

India in the United States: Economic Engagement in the 21st Century

Vinod K. Jain

Policy Q&A

The impact on the U.S. economy of the investments and operations of Indian firms has been growing. Vinod Jain (India-U.S. World Affairs Institute) assesses the current status of Indian economic engagement in the United States, the contributions of the Indian-American and Indian diaspora communities to the U.S. economy, and prospects for future growth.

March 2014

India's Shift to a Sustainable Energy Future

Manish Bapna

Policy Q&A

Manish Bapna (World Resources Institute) examines India’s ambitious steps toward a more sustainable and secure energy future and the opportunities for U.S.-India collaboration.

January 2014

Iran and Afghanistan: The Urgent Need for Inclusive Regional Diplomacy

Sumitha Narayanan Kutty

Roundtables

This is one of nine essays in the roundtable "Afghanistan Beyond 2014: The Search for Security in the Heart of Asia."

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