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US leaving Afghanistan? There is plenty of time for script to change
Mar 02, 2013

US leaving Afghanistan? There is plenty of time for script to change

Neither Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel nor John Kerry, the new Secretary of State, will find it easy to sketch a credible exit strategy from the Afghan war which according to Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz has already cost $700 billion. Surely this vast expenditure has to be explained in terms of some gains for Washington.

US makes impressive moves in Asia Pacific
Dec 02, 2011

US makes impressive moves in Asia Pacific

In the Asia-Pacific region, the US has made its return in an effective manner and this is likely to continue without any time limit. By marking his attendance at the Bali conference, President Obama became the first US President to attend a summit of East Asian leaders, a region that China sees as its rightful sphere of influence.

US military base in Bangladesh?
Apr 13, 2012

US military base in Bangladesh?

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni recently declared that no US army base will be allowed in the country. Her assertion came after doubts were expressed about presence of US forces in Bangladesh.

US mistakes: Will Ukraine be the next?
Mar 20, 2014

US mistakes: Will Ukraine be the next?

It is said of the US that it comes to the right course of action after making all the mistakes. Unfortunately, it is others who end up paying the real price. And that includes Pakistan too. Ukraine looks to be the next candidate.

US must reciprocate Indian stand on Internet governance
Jun 25, 2015

US must reciprocate Indian stand on Internet governance

Even as Washington expects India to be a net security provider in the Indo-Pacific region, the country is offering itself as a key partner in managing the cyber oceans. The US must now reciprocate.

US needs to treat India as an exception
Dec 07, 2013

US needs to treat India as an exception

The United States needs to treat India as an exception given the uniqueness of the US-India relationship, argues Dr. Anit Mukherjee of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore.

US on Arunachal
Dec 21, 2012

US on Arunachal

The real challenge for US policy comes in East Asia, where China's growing power is testing American alliances. America's allies that feel bullied by China have no option but to rely on US power.

US pivot and the Indian dilemma
Jul 10, 2012

US pivot and the Indian dilemma

India is still coming to grips with the emerging multi-polar world order and managing great power relations still appears to be a major challenge for Delhi. India is keen on developing stronger partnership with the US. But, on the other hand, it is also concerned about the reaction of China and, increasingly, of Russia.

US Policy options in Pakistan
Oct 13, 2011

US Policy options in Pakistan

Pakistan will face severe consequences if they do not change their policies in dealing with terror networks, said Dr. Lisa Curtis during a talk on "US Policy Options in Pakistan" on October 13, 2011 at Observer Research Foundation.

US policy towards potential flashpoints in Asia Pacific may determine US role
Jan 31, 2014

US policy towards potential flashpoints in Asia Pacific may determine US role

In the face of China's growing assertiveness, the United States' policy toward potential flashpoints is certainly going to play an important role in determining America's role in the Asia-Pacific, according to experts.

US Polls: Explaining Donald Trump's popularity
Oct 05, 2015

US Polls: Explaining Donald Trump's popularity

Donald Trump has become the most familiar face in the line-up of GOP Presidential hopefuls. Despite his lacklustre performance during the second Republican debate in California, he is leading the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls.

US Presidential Election: VP debate doesn’t move the needle
Oct 09, 2020

US Presidential Election: VP debate doesn’t move the needle

The debate was a significant cultural and historic moment.

US proposal on Space Code of Conduct: International Responses
Jan 23, 2012

US proposal on Space Code of Conduct: International Responses

It is in India's interests to institute a code of conduct for guiding certain responsible behavior in order to ensure a cleaner, safer, and less congested outer space, and also bringing in certain restraint on China.

US rapproachment with Iran a tectonic shift in regional balance of power
Jul 24, 2015

US rapproachment with Iran a tectonic shift in regional balance of power

Despite the sanctions, Iran has continued to act as a regional power with huge influence over the internal affairs of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain and Yemen. That's what threatens Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf kingdoms, and America's rapproachment with Iran is the beginning of a tectonic shift in the regional balance of power.

US read the script wrong
Jun 11, 2014

US read the script wrong

America's release of five Taliban leaders recently in exchange for one of its troopers has grave implications for not just Afghan security but also the India-Pakistan détente.

US should empower the rise of China: Economist
Jun 21, 2013

US should empower the rise of China: Economist

Saying that the rise of China and the declining power of the US hint to a new vacuum, Dr. Arvind Subramanian argues that the US should empower the rise of China rather than contain it. By giving China the necessarily positions in existing multilateral institutions, it would force it to behave as a responsible stakeholder, he says.

US swing to Pacific real and enduring
Mar 14, 2012

US swing to Pacific real and enduring

The United States' pivot to Asia is real and enduring, according to Professor Jeffrey W Legro, Professor of Politics and Randolph P. Compton Professor in the Miller Center at the University of Virginia.

US Talk of Convergence with India is Contradictory
Nov 18, 2010

US Talk of Convergence with India is Contradictory

The India-US joint statement speaks of the convergence of interests of the two countries, with President Obama welcoming India's emergence as a major regional and global power and affirming his country's interest in India's rise.

US unlikely to succeed in Afghanistan, India should brace up for the consequences
Dec 29, 2009

US unlikely to succeed in Afghanistan, India should brace up for the consequences

US President Barak Obama's latest "surge" in Af-Pak policy is unlikely to succeed largely because of huge challenges imposed by geography and the seemingly intractable ethnic divisions in Afghanistan makes success

US wrongly prefers authoritarian modernisation in Afghanistan: Scholar
Sep 12, 2013

US wrongly prefers authoritarian modernisation in Afghanistan: Scholar

US did not believe in the view that democracy could accomplish economic growth in Afghanistan. And their preference was authoritarian modernisation rather than through democratic means, according to Stanford University professor Dr. Robert Rakove.

US's China policy is changing, say Japanese scholars
Jun 29, 2012

US's China policy is changing, say Japanese scholars

Prominent Japanese scholars feel that the United States' position is changing vis-à-vis China. They also think that Tokyo was wary of the possibility where the US and China might cut a deal.

US's rebalancing policy in Asia
Oct 05, 2012

US's rebalancing policy in Asia

The strengthening of working relationships with emerging Asian powers like India and Indonesia would form the second element of the United States's rebalancing policy, according to Ms Meera Shankar, former Indian Ambassador to the United States.

US's total power cannot be challenged by China, says Japanese expert
Oct 16, 2014

US's total power cannot be challenged by China, says Japanese expert

The increased interdependence between the various players in the East Asia region is a potential area that needs to be harnessed more effectively to foster the relations and avoid the territorial conflicts and animosity, according to Hitoshi Tanaka of the Japan Research Institute.

US, India and security in the Asia-Pacific
Sep 28, 2015

US, India and security in the Asia-Pacific

That India-US ties are at the nexus of a new beginning shaping the Indo-Pacific is no surprise. PM Modi's second visit to the US at the beginning of his second year in office only reiterates the importance of this relationship.

US, India and the new lack of strategic trust
Jun 25, 2013

US, India and the new lack of strategic trust

It is a reality today that the US-India relationship is on a somewhat arid plateau. It is unable to meet the expectations placed on it and the reason for that is the increasing lack of what can be called "strategic trust" between New Delhi and Washington.

US, India policies can work towards upping regional trade and growth: US envoy
Sep 03, 2015

US, India policies can work towards upping regional trade and growth: US envoy

At a conference on 'Building Pan Asian Connectivity' in Kolkata, US Ambassador to India Richard Verma has said the Asia policy of the United States and India's Act East policy can work in complementary ways to increase regional trade and growth.

US, India should work together on Space Code of Conduct
May 03, 2015

US, India should work together on Space Code of Conduct

India and the United States, as established space-faring nations, should work together to clearly and publicly define what behavior the international community should find both acceptable and unacceptable,

Us, them and a disaster in the making
Dec 21, 2005

Us, them and a disaster in the making

Parliamentarians were supposed to meet in the afternoon of December 13 to honour those who died saving them five years ago. Instead, they woke up to the horror stories of their Eleven accepting bribes for agreeing to do something they were in any case elected to do - raise issues in Parliament. It is ironic that the exposé took place on December 13.

US-Africa Leaders Summit: वॉशिंगटन का अफ्रीका के प्रति नया दृष्टिकोण
Dec 23, 2022

US-Africa Leaders Summit: वॉशिंगटन का अफ्रीका के प्रति नया दृष्टिकोण

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US-Africa Leaders' Summit: Seeking a new relevance
Aug 19, 2014

US-Africa Leaders' Summit: Seeking a new relevance

The US-Africa Leaders' Summit in Washington D.C from August 4 to 6 attracted considerable international media attention for various reasons. To begin with, for the US, it was a first of its kind.

US-China cyber talks
Aug 09, 2013

US-China cyber talks

Cyber security has taken a front seat in the U.S.-China relations, as seen in the last two high level bilateral meetings. The California summit in June 2013 and the recently held U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) V in July 2013 were dominated by cyber issues.

US-China rivalry presages new world order
Aug 06, 2020

US-China rivalry presages new world order

US-China relations have been rocky since 2018 when the two sides started a tariff war and the US began to restrict the export of semiconductors to China. And then came Covid-19 and as the situation in the US deteriorated, rhetoric against China began to rise. It has been opportunistic, driven by the hope that it would make the electorate overlook shoddy handling of the pandemic by the Trump administration.

US-India defence cooperation beyond the legacy of Ash Carter
Oct 29, 2013

US-India defence cooperation beyond the legacy of Ash Carter

The US has done some serious weight-lifting to break down its own barriers to closer defence ties with India, and has taken away the plank that it isn't sincere. Can India do the same? Dr. Carter and his team have left a legacy which can be built upon. It is just the end of the beginning.

US-India Partnership in Drug Discovery and in Generics
Jan 06, 2009

US-India Partnership in Drug Discovery and in Generics

The healthcare industry is undergoing an unprecedented change. The affordability and quality of healthcare are being profoundly affected by increased globalization, competition, cost consciousness, regulations and new technologies. The US is expected to spend up to 20% of GDP on healthcare by 2015.

US-India relations: Move to Space as the next big project
Dec 01, 2012

US-India relations: Move to Space as the next big project

The United States-India relations reached a high point when the two countries signed the Civil Nuclear Agreement in 2005. But since then, relations between the two countries have drifted. Both the countries must move ahead to build trust and cooperation in other areas.

US-India relations: Need for clear-eyed realism
Jan 26, 2015

US-India relations: Need for clear-eyed realism

Washington needs to understand that India-US partnership is not about democracy or common values but about common interests. The real strategic glue in the relationship is the common concern in maintaining some sort of balance in the larger Asian region in the context of China's rise.

US-India Strategic Dialogue: "Sky's No Limit" for Space
Jul 18, 2011

US-India Strategic Dialogue: "Sky's No Limit" for Space

With the nuclear deal over, New Delhi and Washington need another big idea to power the bilateral relationship over the next several years. Space cooperation has the potential for being that next big idea.

US-India Strategic Dialogue: Lack of Vision in Space
Jul 20, 2011

US-India Strategic Dialogue: Lack of Vision in Space

The US-India Strategic Dialogue appears to have produced no big ideas for carrying forward the relationship. Both countries need to be more innovative and visionary, and identify cutting edge areas to cooperate - like space.

US-India ties: 'Yada, yada' way of glossing over
Jul 12, 2013

US-India ties: 'Yada, yada' way of glossing over

It is time for the India-US security partnership to be more than a Voldemort -that whose name shall not be spoken. India is capable enough to secure its interests within such a partnership. The trade relationship will always be contentious, that much is clear.

US-India-Pakistan: The eternal triangle
Dec 27, 2012

US-India-Pakistan: The eternal triangle

The US needs Pakistan to withdraw from Afghanistan and Pakistan needs all the money it can get. Pakistan also dreads that if the US leaves without helping Pakistan get what it wants from the Indians now, which is a concession on Kashmir, they will never have another chance.