Tag Archives: Narendra Modi

India–US Investment Treaty Will Not be an Easy Ride

Both the U.S. and India will have to cede considerable ground to conclude a mutually acceptable bilateral investment treaty within a reasonable time. Despite the strong personal rapport between Obama and Modi, the negotiations will not be a smooth affair.

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A Message for Pakistan

Obama’s second visit to India incensed and annoyed many in Pakistan. Obama snubbed us by not visiting Pakistan but our government continues to remain in a subservient mood, or at least this was how a number of observers and politicians interpreted the event. These emotive responses in Pakistan notwithstanding and regardless of the tangibles achieved, Obama’s New Delhi yatra carries several messages for Pakistan.

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Breaking Bangladesh’s Dynastic Conundrum

For the first time in three decades, an opportunity exists in Bangladesh for a new challenger of genuine merit and capacity to step into the ring and stake his or her claim, ending the outsized political presence of Sheikh Hasina Wajid and Khaleda Zia.

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Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Flares Up in India

Are India's anti-Muslim outbursts coming from rogue politicians, or are they directed by the prime minister?

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Of India’s ‘Reagan-style’ Pakistan Strategy and the Elusive Peace

Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks more like India’s Ronald Reagan because of his strategy of “peace through strength” when it comes to Pakistan, says author Daniel Markey and warns New Delhi’s diplomatic disengagement with Islamabad could be dangerous and even counterproductive. Markey’s assessment may give credence to some of the fears in Pakistan which are reflected by Ikram Sehgal in his article down below.

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View from India: Going Beyond Bonhomie

A Modi-Obama summit provides an opportunity for an all-encompassing look at geopolitics and geoeconomics across the region and beyond. This option should not be foreclosed by concentrating on the smaller items, says one Indian analyst.

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China, India, and Sri Lanka’s Change of Guard

Sri Lanka’s surprising election result will have complex effects on the India-China-Sri Lanka strategic triangle.

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The Silent Treatment in South Asia

Private U.S. messages could use occasional public reinforcement, but Washington has been well trained by India and Pakistan to respect their sensitivities.

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Sri Lanka’s President Rajapaksa Defeated in Elections

Maithripala Sirisena, the combined opposition parties candidate in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections, has defeated the two-term President Percy Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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Obama’s Mixed Signals to India and Pakistan

The U.S. is starting 2015 with both a presidential trip to India and the approval of civilian aid for Pakistan.

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