FA_Sept-Oct Courtesy: Foreign Affairs
18 September 2014

Passage to India

Prime Minister Modi's prompt acceptance of President Obama's invitation to meet him in Washington shows his clear intent to jump-start India-U.S. relations which gives Obama a unique opportunity to reciprocate

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20 August 2014

Why markets now use politics to predict economics

Why does politics now exercise so much influence over markets? The answer starts with the breakdown of economic growth models that relied on high commodity prices, low interest rates, and other global windfalls

FA_July_August_2014 Courtesy: Foreign Affairs
22 July 2014

What really happened in Bangladesh

In the book, The Blood Telegram, the author Gary J. Bass puts the spotlight on the “significant complicity” of U.S. President Nixon and his national security adviser, Kissinger, in Bangladesh's "forgotten genocide"

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26 November 2013

The Pacific Alliance: ASEAN’s Bridge to South America

Recent developments indicate that Pacific Alliance member states have their gaze firmly set upon Asian-Pacific and ASEAN economies. Can a Pacific Alliance deal with China or ASEAN serve as a powerful incentive to force the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) through the U.S. Senate?

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14 November 2013

Introduction to China’s Plenary Sessions and the CPC Central Committee

The Third Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is being held in Beijing from November 9-12. What are the Plenary Sessions of the CPC’s Central Committee? What are the general functions of each Plenary Session? Why is the Third Plenum this year so significant?

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22 August 2013

India and China’s Retail Industries Compared

China ranks fourth globally for retail development, while India’s retail development ranking fell nine spots from the 2012 GRDI to 14th overall after experiencing backlash from the global economic slowdown. A comparison of India and China’s retail sectors reveals some lessons for retailers in both markets.