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US 2024 presidential elections: A stocktaking
Jan 04, 2024

US 2024 presidential elections: A stocktaking

It seems like the 2024 US election is riding on issue-centric campaigns, given the limited impact of persona from either party

US accuses China of meddling, undermining American democracy
Oct 06, 2018

US accuses China of meddling, undermining American democracy

Whether the American people can withstand the repercussions of a full-fledged trade war with China for long is unclear — but Trump and now Pence are

US Afghan success lies in forcing Pak to act against terrorists
Dec 01, 2017

US Afghan success lies in forcing Pak to act against terrorists

The US knows that the Pakistan government has little to no control over the support to terror groups as it is done by the deep state, comprising the a

US aid to Pakistan: the broader debate
Nov 02, 2010

US aid to Pakistan: the broader debate

There is little doubt that fragile states often need external assistance to survive. In the past decade Pakistan has become one such case. A struggling economy, chronic poverty, poor provisions of public services, internal violence

US Ambassador releases America in the Asian Century
Aug 13, 2013

US Ambassador releases America in the Asian Century

The Ambassador of the United States to India, Ms Nancy J Powell, on Tuesday released ORF's new publication, America in the Asian Century. The book consists of papers by ORF scholars on US's policy and relations with all important Asian countries.

US and China: Decoupling in the era of COVID19
Jun 09, 2020

US and China: Decoupling in the era of COVID19

Questions about the utility of globalisation are not new. Could the COVID-19 outbreak be the final nail on the coffin for an idea that drove the world economy in the past three decades?  In theory, countries would produce what they specialised in, leaving it to the market to ensure everyone got a better price for it. As 2020 began, the pandemic spread from one province of China and soon disrupted production across the world. Countries banned the

US and China: Engagement, strategic competition and beyond
Mar 21, 2020

US and China: Engagement, strategic competition and beyond

A general political and technological decoupling of the US and China is now appearing inevitable. The bitterness in their public discourse is all too

US and India — Balancing the rebalance
Jun 19, 2017

US and India — Balancing the rebalance

Following the ascension of Trump, a swirling ocean of newsfeed has persistently threatened to overwhelm the US rebalance to Asia.

US and the Diamer-Bhasha dam in PoK
Sep 07, 2011

US and the Diamer-Bhasha dam in PoK

The US is in a dilemma over the funding of the Diamer-Bhasha dam in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. While China and Saudi Arabia have made big inroads in public perception by taking up developmental projects, the US, despite lots of assistance, is perceived not to be doing enough in this area.

US apology?
Jul 04, 2012

US apology?

Reports say US and Pakistan have found the formulation that will satisfy Pakistan's political establishment without embarrassing the White House. The language is likely to be flexible enough for Pakistan and the US to interpret it in their own way.

US Capitol attack a turning point for the Internet: Dipayan Ghosh
Jan 13, 2021

US Capitol attack a turning point for the Internet: Dipayan Ghosh

The role of powerful online platforms in the free speech debate is front and centre in the American reckoning. Dipayan Ghosh answers three questions.

US ceases to inspire
Dec 08, 2021

US ceases to inspire

There’s a gap between what it professes abroad and what it practises at home

US churns the South China Sea
Aug 27, 2020

US churns the South China Sea

The new US position has been a shot in the arm for the ASEAN, but they are acutely aware of Beijing’s clout.

US Congress hearing on Kashmir: India falls prey to American political polarisation
Oct 25, 2019

US Congress hearing on Kashmir: India falls prey to American political polarisation

As bipartisanship on US foreign policy fractures, New Delhi risks becoming a partisan sticking point.

US contemplating reversal of its Pakistan policy
Jun 04, 2012

US contemplating reversal of its Pakistan policy

The United States is contemplating a total reversal of its highly ineffective Pakistan policy. This was stated by Prof Christine Fair, Assistant Professor at Georgetown University's Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service while delivering a talk on "The situation in the Af-Pak region" at Observer Research Foundation on June 4, 2012.

US cotton ban against Xinjiang-based XPCC has strategic value for India
Dec 10, 2020

US cotton ban against Xinjiang-based XPCC has strategic value for India

New Delhi must use the opportunity to strengthen its partnership with the US, which in recent years, has made rapid progress.

US COVID aid to India: What lessons can we learn from this crisis?
Apr 27, 2021

US COVID aid to India: What lessons can we learn from this crisis?

After initial fumbles, US clearly planned the path ahead beginning April 2020. India could have learnt from this.

US Debt Crisis: Viable Recovery Plan Still Missing
Aug 04, 2011

US Debt Crisis: Viable Recovery Plan Still Missing

The negotiations leading to the compromise legislation in the US Congress revealed two interesting trends. One, the increasing influence of the Tea Party Caucus in Republican politics and by extension in the American political system. Second, the absence of effective Presidential leadership in the debt-ceiling debate.

US Defense Secretary Austin’s visit to India: A sign of closer India-US security ties
Mar 18, 2021

US Defense Secretary Austin’s visit to India: A sign of closer India-US security ties

Austin is set to land in India on Friday, for a visit that aims to deepen defense cooperation between the United States and India.

US dilemma over Nawaz Sharif's astute moves
May 20, 2011

US dilemma over Nawaz Sharif's astute moves

In Pakistan, there is a sense of disillusionment with the government, and forme Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, an astute politician, obviously sees an opportunity in it for his party PML(N) in the 2013 election. But it is not likely to be an easy road.

US election and the debate war: How consequential?
Oct 26, 2012

US election and the debate war: How consequential?

Even as the Republican camp resurges and stands a chance of putting their man in the White House, they are aware that some of Obam's strengths remain formidable and that the Democratic camp will leave no stone unturned to guard those safe zones.

US elections and the "Russian threat"
Aug 11, 2016

US elections and the "Russian threat"

The “Russian threat” seems to have emerged as one of the principal foreign policy issues in the US elections, though this is not the first time th

US elections — Why some US states like Trump's tantrums
Nov 09, 2016

US elections — Why some US states like Trump's tantrums

US Presidential election has been a very unpredictable one with polls swinging wildly due to Trump and his candidacy that includes his diatribes

US elections: Are Indian foreign policy pundits missing the big picture?
Sep 27, 2016

US elections: Are Indian foreign policy pundits missing the big picture?

The US elections are less than two months away and the campaign is reaching its pinnacle.

US elections: Decoding the role of Indian Diaspora
Oct 23, 2015

US elections: Decoding the role of Indian Diaspora

While India watches the elections with interest, whether it is a Republican or a Democrat who comes to power, US-India ties are set to improve because of bipartisan consensus in the US that the relationship has to grow stronger in view of shared concerns and interests in the Indo Pacific.

US elections: For the cynical, of the cynical
Sep 26, 2016

US elections: For the cynical, of the cynical

The most watched upcoming US elections promises to be an edge of the seat thriller has its first faceoff

US elections: Why India is nonchalant
Nov 09, 2016

US elections: Why India is nonchalant

New Delhi needs the incoming US administration to address the threat of Pakistan based terror in the aftermath of the US election result

US Engagement in the Indo-Pacific: An Assessment of the Trump Era
Oct 28, 2020

US Engagement in the Indo-Pacific: An Assessment of the Trump Era

There is no dearth in analyses that sound the alarm on the current United States (US) administration’s policy in the Indo-Pacific. This paper conducts an evaluation of the US’ engagement in the region, and finds it to be contrary to alarmist predictions. President Donald Trump’s administration has reaffirmed commitments towards traditional allies, built on the predecessor president’s courtship of nascent partners, and encouraged partners

US export of Mahanian thought and India’s alignments in the Indian Ocean
Dec 09, 2019

US export of Mahanian thought and India’s alignments in the Indian Ocean

Seeking to share the burden in the Indian Ocean, Washington is eager for New Delhi to assume the role of a regional goods provider

US faces a renewed Shi'ite challenge
Jan 22, 2024

US faces a renewed Shi'ite challenge

The US today is on the horns of a dilemma in the Middle East.