In his State of the Union address President Obama focused on the People, those abandoned by Republican politics. The President's prescriptions for the...
Given the difficulty in achieving a breakthrough in any of the major problem areas, why is Obama going to India? What does he hope to achieve? I think the primary objective is to reinforce the strategic nature of the relationship by finding ways to enlarge the scope for joint action that are not dependent on what happens at the transactional end.
The majority of Japanese citizens are proud of what we have achieved over the last 70 years. No, we will never become expansionists again, never.
A "Power India" initiative would coordinate bilateral support from agencies such as the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), U.S. Export-Import Bank, and USAID, with the goal of unlocking much needed support for clean energy projects and catalyzing the expansion of beyond-the-grid solar markets to help alleviate energy poverty.
In the backdrop of U.S. President Barack Obama's historic visit to India, Samarth Pathak gets you fresh perspectives on bilateral ties in a candid interaction with three of India's leading strategic thinkers.
On a trip to Cuba recently, it was clear to me that change is in the air. It wasn't just that President Obama and Raúl Castro had agreed to see if relations could be normalized, nor was it an admission that communism had failed. Rather, it seems to be an understanding that some form of capitalism is sorely needed to breathe life into the Cuban economy.
"Who here has ever met a fairy godmother?" Each shakes her head sadly back and forth.
Continued and improved assistance to Afghanistan must form a crucial part of Modi's efforts to lead India forward.
President Obama will be in India for a three-day visit starting Sunday, searching for that elusive foreign policy triumph to consolidate his presidential legacy. This is not the first time that New Delhi has come to the rescue of a president who lost his sheen.
If India, also asks to equalize emissions with the US and China, it would mean that it has a long way to go. So, I believe, the India-US deal will also be a convenient compromise.
Since America is not immune to the impact of global economic and political trends, it may not be the case that the current rosy growth projections will ultimately be realized.
It is unfathomable, in this day and age (of reason) to see the sheer number of devotees flocking to catch a glimpse of one human being. But, if we understand the tragedy of bottomless poverty in the Philippines, awe and wonder is easily put to rest.
Pope Francis's championing of anti-poverty measures is encouraging and much needed. Yet it is hard to see how without improving access to family planning and reproductive health services, women can realize their aspirations for a better life.
It is hard to find a major religion or secular ideology that has not been used by some of its adherents to justify violence against others.
Kirk Gillock, a young American expatriate, is trying to save lives by protecting the heads of anyone riding on two wheels. Slowly but surely, he's making some progress. Gillock has donated more than 4,500 helmets to Thai children and adults.
Pope Francis' recent visit -- capturing the hearts and minds of Filipinos from all walks of life, regardless of gender, class, and religion -- to the Philippines couldn't be timelier. The Southeast Asian country, the sole Catholic-majority nation in Asia, was in desperate need of a sacred touch of magical realism.