Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to the US comes at a time when the geopolitical situation in Asia and the Asia-Pacific region is fluid - consequent to the US deciding to re-energise relations with countries in the region - and when Sino-US relations have been under some strain.
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A week after Salman Taseer's murder, US Vice President Joseph Biden flew to Pakistan to "gauge priorities" in the Af-Pak region. India, Ambassador Neelam Deo says, must not allow itself to become a victim of American imperatives and Pakistani maneuvers.
The exodus of talented Chinese, Indians and Europeans to the United States has depleted these countries of their brightest minds. Who can blame them when a bunch of archaic educational guidelines impede the expansion of educational institutions and thus the benefits from opportunity?
There are no easy or cost-free ways to escape the current quagmire in Afghanistan. Although it has problems, a de facto partition of Afghanistan, in which Washington pursues nation building in the north and counter terrorism in the south, offers an acceptable fallback.
Although freeing Aung Suu Kyi may allow Burma’s military leaders to escape scrutiny for now, their budding nuclear ambitions could rejuvenate international interest in placing pressure on their regime.
Over the past decade, emerging markets that have liberalized are far more open to foreign banks in their markets than are developed economies. A Gateway House study of financial services in 11 countries: four BRIC countries, one emerging market, four developed economies and two developing markets.
For a moment, President Obama’s Asia tour served as a diversion from the abysmal results of the US midterm election. By the end of the tour, the Obama administration was swept up in the backlash of currency crisis. Can Barack Obama be the president America needs?
Richard Armitage, a former US deputy Secretary of State, believes that the Obama administration should take its partnership with the Afghan and Pakistani government before it proceeds with its proposed troop withdrwal from Afghanistan in July 2011
An analysis of the issues discussed by US President Barack Obama on his visit to India. Will he keep to his word?
By coming to Mumbai first, President Obama has ushered in a new phase in bilateral relations. Mumbai and all it represents is now firmly a part of Indian foreign policy. This is a game changer for the future, and is arguably the most significant outcome of the Barack Obama visit.