Following the 2008 mortgage crash, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board implemented a quantitative easing policy – to stabilise the banks, and rejuvenate the economic environment. Although this strategy has brought some respite, it has done so without creating many new jobs for Americans.
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In the recent past, Western nations have intervened in non-Western nations to introduce a Western form of ‘democratic governance.’ However, these Western nations must understand and include local dynamics in the new governing systems, and create institutions to maintain the stable functioning of the new system.
Demography statistics indicate that in the coming decades, there’ll be a population surge in less developed countries, while developed nations will contribute most to the world’s GDP. This trend necessitates the urgency for implementing targeted policies in healthcare, education, etc. to address the imbalances.
In spite of the measures adopted by Israel during the UN bid to grant Palestine 'non member observer state' status, Palestine won the bid with overwhelming support from the international community. However, a peaceful solution to the two-state solution still remains distant.
Ronendra ‘Ronen’ Sen is a former Indian Ambassador to the U.S., Germany, Mexico and Russia, and the former Indian High Commissioner to the UK. He is the only ambassador to have served in four G8 capitals, including those of three Read more
The changing American demography worked in favour of the Democrats, but winning a re-election may be the easy part for U.S. President Barack Obama. He must now craft an agenda adequately bipartisan to pass legislation addressing the country economic issues.
As the United States presidential campaign intensifies, Latin America only arises in discussions on immigration and the drug war. The region is politically important but serious foreign policy engagement is limited.
The Indian and Pacific Oceans are increasingly seen as an interdependent strategic and economic space, and India can play an important role in the region’s security; but does it have the will and resources to become an ‘Indo-Pacific’ power?
The G20 Leaders' declaration at the 2012 Summit in Mexico aims to achieve economic stability; better employment and social protection policies; strengthen and reform the international financial architecture; enhancing food security and address commodity price volatility.
Karen Woodin-Rodriguez interviewed Jaime Nualart, Ambassador of Mexico to India, to discuss Indo-Mexican relations and the rapidly growing bilateral trade and investment between the two countries.