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Obama 2.0: Who will crash the party?
Dec 01, 2012

Obama 2.0: Who will crash the party?

If the first term of President Obama is any indication, U.S. foreign policy will to continue to develop in a cautious, limited, pragmatic, yet largely reactive manner. There will be few American efforts to order the new multipolar world, or respond proactively to much of anything.

Obama and Muslim anti Americanism
Nov 12, 2012

Obama and Muslim anti Americanism

Hard line Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must know a few things about Andalusia, of which Cordoba was once the capital. His father Professor Benzion Netanyahu specialized in the history of the Jews in Spain!

Obama and the Lama: Shaky prospects for the Tibetan movement
Feb 24, 2014

Obama and the Lama: Shaky prospects for the Tibetan movement

Though Obama does not want the Tibetan question complicate his effort to build a sustainable partnership with Beijing, he does not want to appear abandoning the human rights issues in China and alienate a significant section of domestic elite opinion.

Obama decides to launch limited military strike on Syria
Sep 03, 2013

Obama decides to launch limited military strike on Syria

Alleging the Assad regime's involvement in the last week's chemical attack in the Damascus suburbs, President Barrack Obama said that he has decided to take military action against Syria by launching limited military strike.

Obama likely to continue his balanced approach towards China
Apr 04, 2013

Obama likely to continue his balanced approach towards China

Obama's China policy, motivated by an increasing level of interdependence, will involve constructive engagement with China. However, simultaneously, the US will also seek to ensure that their image of being a great power in Pacific-Asia does not change, according to US scholar Prof. Ronald W. Pruessen.

Obama must win even if America loses
Dec 31, 2009

Obama must win even if America loses

The inadequacy of Barack Obama's Afghanistan and Pakistan strategy stems from the exigencies of the calendar of the next presidential elections in America,

Obama puts the ball in the Congress court
Feb 15, 2013

Obama puts the ball in the Congress court

President Obama is definitely more confident and on a high note, though mindful of the fact that his political capital will not last long into his second term; that he has very little time and leeway in which to enact and achieve some of the priorities he stressed during his address.

Obama Supports India's "Diplomacy by Default"
Nov 12, 2010

Obama Supports India's "Diplomacy by Default"

In search of saliency in the Obama visit, pundits have missed out on "Indo-US" co-operation in Afghanistan, a major shift since the narrative so far has been about US-Pak collaboration in the Af-Pak theatre.

Obama Visit: Realism Without Hype
Oct 30, 2010

Obama Visit: Realism Without Hype

All those, who were until the other day shrugging their shoulders and despairing at no "deliverable" packages during the Obama visit, suddenly have a relaxed pensiveness in their eyes which comes from the dawning of realism. In essence, the visit will be directional, not "destinational".

Obama visit: The economic fallout
Jan 27, 2015

Obama visit: The economic fallout

What India needs badly is FDI with it technology transfer and hopefully that would come after Obama's India visit. The inflows have already raised India's reserves to $322 billion recently. Also, the stock market has been on the roll before and after Obama's visit, though because of reasons other than the visit.

Obama Vs Romney: Bitter Politics over the Economy
Aug 01, 2012

Obama Vs Romney: Bitter Politics over the Economy

By now, even reluctant observers of American politics would have easily discerned that economy will largely decide who will win the November presidential elections.

Obama's 'offence'
Jul 19, 2012

Obama's 'offence'

New Delhi's knee-jerk political protestations against Barack Obama's remarks on the stalled economic reforms in India have missed out on far more important comments from the President of the United States about Jammu and Kashmir.

Obama's 'reset' button with Russia jammed beyond repair?
Mar 18, 2014

Obama's 'reset' button with Russia jammed beyond repair?

In the end, every great power will have to accept the spheres of influence or "special interest zones" of other powers so that there are no clashes in interests. The world will have to adjust to polycentricism and to big powers occasionally rubbing against each other, even if there are no hot conflicts.

Obama's Africa outreach: Too little, too late?
Jul 26, 2013

Obama's Africa outreach: Too little, too late?

The US needs to seriously reconsider its policy of advising African countries about how they go about their foreign policy or risk losing any goodwill it has left in the region. Also, perhaps, Obama's Africa visit has come too late in the day and his promises are too little to entice the Africans.

Obama's Asia pivot
Apr 25, 2014

Obama's Asia pivot

Barack Obama's strategic problem now is to reassure east Asian allies of the strength of American commitment to them without provoking an unwanted conflict between the US and China.

Obama's Asia-Pacific challenge
Nov 14, 2014

Obama's Asia-Pacific challenge

Myanmar hosted US President Barack Obama this week in Nay Pyi Taw for the ASEAN and East Asia Summit. Obama, who visited the former 'paraiah State' for the second time in three years, said that the reforms in Myanmar were real but incomplete.

Obama's confused policies
Dec 17, 2009

Obama's confused policies

Pakistan's cooperation against extremist groups has been selective, targetting those threatening its own stability but avoiding action against the Afghan Taliban seen as strategic assets for controlling Afghanistan once the US withdrew

Obama's last sally for a safer world
Sep 07, 2016

Obama's last sally for a safer world

His 2009 speech electrified the world when he announced "as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon, the US has a moral responsibility to act."

Obama's Middle East policy a boon for China?
Nov 13, 2013

Obama's Middle East policy a boon for China?

As US President Obama reshapes America's relationships in the Middle East, new equations are likely to emerge within the region and more Space will be created for China to win over the old allies of the US.

Obama's priority: Successful Chicago Summit, not Afghan peace
May 05, 2012

Obama's priority: Successful Chicago Summit, not Afghan peace

The basic purpose for Obama to have undertaken the nocturnal visit to Kabul is to show the Republicans as the misguided war mongers who thrust two wars on a nation in recession. True, Afghanistan was a war of choice but now unpopular at home. He would like to appear to be the leader who called back the troops.

Obama's second innings: Reinventing America
Jan 24, 2013

Obama's second innings: Reinventing America

Even as the United States tries to retract from being labelled the global policeman, it still cannot ignore the calls that come from being the sole superpower in the world, notwithstanding debates about its relative decline.

Obama's State of the Union Address: Kicking off re-election campaign?
Jan 31, 2012

Obama's State of the Union Address: Kicking off re-election campaign?

Following President Obama's State of the Union address, polls show Obama leading the Republican Presidential frontrunners Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. The next few months will tell us whether Obama will be able to convert this into another Presidential term.

Obama-Xi talks: Trouble for BASIC?
Jun 13, 2013

Obama-Xi talks: Trouble for BASIC?

At the Obama- Xi talks, there has been some movement forward on the so-far intractable issue of Hydroflurocarbon (HFCs) emissions. Washington and Beijing have agreed to work together to eliminate the use of HFCs and persuade countries like India to join this effort. This could mean trouble for the tenuous alliance of BASIC.

Obama: Lessons on Caste and Babur
Nov 06, 2010

Obama: Lessons on Caste and Babur

It might be an interesting detail for a US President who has come up the Civil Rights ladder. The role caste politics in India has played in boosting Indo-US ties in recent years.

An interaction with Obama's former Campaign Chief
Jan 11, 2010

An interaction with Obama's former Campaign Chief

India should work more closely with the members of the US Congress in order to strengthen the strategic relationship between the two largest democracies in the world.

Can Obama overcome Domestic Opposition to the TPP?
Jun 06, 2015

Can Obama overcome Domestic Opposition to the TPP?

In an ironic situation, President Obama finds his own party, the Democrats, his key opponents while, the Republicans, his greatest allies as he pushes for the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement.

Changing mindsets big challenge before both Obama and Rouhani
Sep 30, 2013

Changing mindsets big challenge before both Obama and Rouhani

It is not only President Obama who feels boxed in by the Lindsay Grahams and John McCains of his country but Rouhani too has formidable set of foes to fight, before either can climb down from his stated position. Not everyone in Iran wants his President to negotiate the country out of its present misery.

Commissions, Omissions in Obama's Speech
May 21, 2011

Commissions, Omissions in Obama's Speech

It is commonly recognised in Jerusalem, and elsewhere that the Likud PM, Mr. Benjamin Netaniyahu, nurses an adversarial chemistry with the US President. He went ahead with Jewish settlements in a most insulting reception to US Vice President, Joe Biden.

Could Iran be Obama's legacy?
Mar 12, 2013

Could Iran be Obama's legacy?

If Richard Nixon sought a breakthrough in China after failure in Vietnam, George Bush had a breakthrough with India after failure in Iraq, Barack Obama could work on a legacy that is a breakthrough with Iran after failure in Afghanistan.

Delhi's obsequious Obamamania
Nov 03, 2010

Delhi's obsequious Obamamania

The relative degree of success of President Barack Obama's visit to India will depend on the extent to which the tough US demands on defence trade be eased to accommodate India's strategic needs without compromising national interests from both sides.

Farce and Facts for Obama
Aug 30, 2010

Farce and Facts for Obama

When I heard that President Barak Obama would address a joint session of Parliament during his November visit, a chill ran down my spine. Images of President Bill Clinton's foray into the Central Hall of Parliament during his visit in March 2000,

How Obama shifted the discourse
May 14, 2014

How Obama shifted the discourse

In the US, the party primaries to elect the candidates for the November election have begun. It is clear from the primaries that the Republican party is seeking to return to the middle ground from the excesses of the past when it was held hostage by the right-wing Tea Party.

Importance of Obama's India visit
Jan 24, 2015

Importance of Obama's India visit

Both President Obama and Prime Minister Modi have seized the moment to reinvigourate the bilateral ties. If Modi has put America at the very centre of his dynamic foreign policy strategy, Obama appears eager to work with what is undoubtedly a more vigorous and action-oriented government in Delhi.

India in Obama's new Asia pivot
Nov 12, 2012

India in Obama's new Asia pivot

If Obama's mandate is any guide, America is about to move to a softer, more socialised capitalist framework in which the people's welfare will be at the centre of policymaking. In a sense, America may be heading the European way in terms of pursuing social market policy.

Majority of Americans disapprove of Obama's foreign policy
Apr 01, 2014

Majority of Americans disapprove of Obama's foreign policy

Talking about Americans' perceptions about the Obama administration's foreign policy, Mr Bruce Stokes, Director for Global Economic Attitudes at Pew Research Center, US, said 53% of Americans disapproved of his handling of foreign policy.

Modi and Obama's war
Oct 01, 2014

Modi and Obama's war

The real issue is not about double standards on terrorism. Nor is hypocrisy a monopoly of either America or India. The problem is different. Although the US and India see terrorism as a great threat to their societies, they have different priorities in the war against it.

Modi has a big hand in Obama’s success on the India front
Jan 21, 2017

Modi has a big hand in Obama’s success on the India front

Silencing both critics and skeptics, Modi had categorically stated that “relations between the two countries cannot be determined or be even remotely influenced by incidents related to individuals.”

Modi's historic Obama coup reveals PM's 'out of the box' vision for India
Nov 24, 2014

Modi's historic Obama coup reveals PM's 'out of the box' vision for India

The decision to invite US President Barack Obama to be the chief guest at the 66th Republic Day is the clearest indicator of the directions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's strategic outlook.

Modi's third date with Obama
Sep 28, 2015

Modi's third date with Obama

New Delhi can't really expect that the Americans can or will solve India's problems with Pakistan. India can better leverage support from the US and other international partners only when it has a strong and sustainable engagement of its own with Pakistan.

New Year Gifts for Obama
Dec 31, 2010

New Year Gifts for Obama

US President Barack Obama's popularity, as well as that of his party, has gone up after his shrewd handling of the lame-duck Congress session. Commentators are now calling him the 'comeback kid' just as they did Clinton in 1994.

President Obama and the Midterm Elections
Oct 22, 2010

President Obama and the Midterm Elections

A few days before President Obama's Indian visit, the US will witness midterm elections. If the opinion polls are anything to go by, the Democratic Party appears to be in trouble. However, Obama can utilize the polls to retool his strategy and win back the voters as Bill Clinton did in 1994.

Presidents Trump and Obama in the making of America’s terrible but perfect storm
Jul 08, 2020

Presidents Trump and Obama in the making of America’s terrible but perfect storm

Today’s uprisings against institutional racism, police brutality and Covid-19 mismanagement tell the tale of a divisive and incompetent president an

Reach out to the US Through Obama
Oct 13, 2010

Reach out to the US Through Obama

As the US President is scheduled to visit India next month, there is a lesson for both sides in the 1972 Nixon-Mao summit in Beijing. While the Americans and the Chinese exchanged views on everything, the focus was firmly on the big strategic picture.