Modi’s Visit to the United States: A Turning Point for the U.S.-India Relationship?
Ambassador Thomas Pickering examines the strategic context of Modi’s visit, how both sides will seek to approach their objectives for the visit, and opportunities for moving forward. He argues that while the United States and India have disagreed on fundamental issues over the years, there is great potential for closer cooperation in the future.
India in a South Asian Context: Modi's Engagement with India's Neighbors
Nilanthi Samaranayake and Nilanthi Samaranayake
Nilanthi Samaranayake (CNA Corporation) provides insights on the significance of Modi’s outreach to other South Asian leaders, discusses key issues for the new government in this engagement, and explains how India’s regional efforts are viewed by other countries in Asia, particularly China.
Strengthening the U.S.-India Relationship
Richard J. Ellings
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.
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
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.
India's 2014 Budget: Enduring Challenges and New Responses
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.
The U.S.-India Defense Relationship: Strengthening Ties and Overcoming Challenges
Pramit Pal Chaudhuri
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.
Revitalizing India’s Economic Growth
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.
New Outlooks for Asian Energy Security
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.
Exporting Coal from the U.S. Pacific Northwest
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.
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India in the United States: Economic Engagement in the 21st Century
Vinod K. Jain
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.