Modi Hits a High Note in the US, Now for Action

As the first Indian Prime Minister ever to visit the Silicon Valley, Narendra Modi has spent the weekend with the biggest names in the tech business. From touring the Tesla headquarters with the maverick CEO Elon Musk to being flanked by India-born tech CEOs including Google’s Sunder Pichai, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and Adobe’s Shantanu Narayan... Continue Reading →

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All’s Not Well For Xi After Visiting Obama

The biggest open secret at the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is that it is not about the UNGA. For world leaders travelling to the event held annually in the United States, this is often about finding photo-opportunities and meetings with senior members of the US administration — with the ones with the American... Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two Visits: Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping in Washington

Even for a city like Washington D.C., that is used to its regular influx of world leaders flying in and out, this week has been breathless. What might come as a surprise to many, most of the excitement is reserved neither for Chinese President Xi Jinping, nor for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but the... Continue Reading →

President Obama’s Visit to India: Beyond Symbolism

Barely four months after Indian prime minister Narendra Modi held a summit meeting with U.S. president Barack Obama during a five-day visit to the United States, the two leaders will meet again, this time in New Delhi. The September 2014 meeting was largely interpreted as a success, with collaborations announced in economic growth, energy and... Continue Reading →

On CNBC Awaaz: Way forward for US-India relations (Hindi)

September 2014: What do India and the United States need to do to rejuvenate their relationship? Analysis during meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Barack Obama in Washington DC. Available here.

On CNN-IBN: Analysis of US-India relations (English)

September 2014: Analysis of India-US relations during meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Barack Obama in Washington DC. Available here.

IISS Regional Security Assessment 2014 – Chapter One: The United States’ rebalance to the Asia-Pacific in 2013

Bonnie Glaser  & Deep PalThe origins of the United States’ ‘pivot’ to Asia – later renamed the ‘rebalance’ – can be traced to the early days of the Obama administration. After he was elected president in late 2008, Barack Obama directed his national-security transition team to conduct a strategic assessment of the international landscape and... Continue Reading →

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