C. Raja Mohan says Indians watching how the U.S. presidential race shapes up shows a growing appreciation of how political developments within the United States can affect Indian interests. He answered questions on a variety of subjects involving India-U.S. relations in this interview with Bernard Gwertzman.
India’s tumultuous politics, weakened capital market, retroactive tax laws, uncertain growth rate, and bleak investment climate are adding up to India’s gloom. We need strong leadership and bold reforms to strengthen our economy.
The emerging BRICS economies agree that the West should hold less sway in the global economy. But their leaders, despite regular summits, have failed to articulate a coherent vision because of divergent interests, says journalist Martin Wolf.
Over the last three decades, public funding for global health organizations has dried up. Private companies are writing checks to fill the gap and are bending the agenda toward their interests. Realigning priorities will mean getting more private firms involved - not less.
India and the United States have grown close very quickly over the last decade. Their commitment towards the war on terror, pursuit of joint energy security, and the prevention of the proliferation of nuclear weaponry are some on a long list of common goals.
While carbon capture fitted coal plants are opening all over the world, the global demand for cheap energy is climbing. The initial investment for carbon capture technologies, though, is high, and green technologies are struggling to have an impact on pollution levels.
The Chinese National People's Congress has formulated a new five year plan that directs Chinese companies to assert themselves globally, proposes government involvement in "certain aspects of the economy related to social stability, such as inflation, public opinion, and the food supply."
The rise in food prices have been a catalyst for unrest throughout the Middle East. Laurie Garrett, CFR's senior fellow for global health, explains the impact of this spike and how governments are attempting to resolve the crisis.
The uprising in Egypt against President Hosni Mubarak and the military-dominated political system he inherited is shaping up to be a seminal event in the region's history.
The Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia has demonstrated that dictatorial regimes in Arab countries can indeed fall. Elliott Abrams, CFR’s Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, determines which of the autocrats from Algeria to Kuwait could be, on their way out.