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The Chinese growth story has been in the media limelight for the past few decades. However, in the coming years, India's growing workforce and its consumer economy has the potential to surpass China's growth trajectory.
The fear that a growing India might have to take on responsibilities commensurate with its power has made New Delhi uneasy about the international discourse on India’s rise. How can the West, then, convince India to play a larger international role?
Although China’s one child policy has managed its population over the past three decades, it has reduced the number of available Chinese workers. Will China’s declining workforce enable India’s rise as a manufacturing hub?
As China’s working population ages and becomes more expensive, locations such as Vietnam and India become competitive manufacturing alternatives for export driven businesses. What are the various factors to be considered by foreign investors while investing in India and Vietnam?
Overall, the U.S.-Pakistan alliance hasn't been pleasant. Despite their growing mutual distrust for each other, which has become evident in the past few years, the alliance still continues. Is it worth all the troubles it comes with?
D. P. Satish in his review of Rahul Pandita’s latest book writes that it is a bold attempt at voicing despair about a nation that mouths lofty platitudes but does little to protect its persecuted communities.
There’s been much talk about the “the rise of the rest,” with Brazil, Russia, India, and China leading the charge. However, few countries can sustain unusually fast growth for a decade, and even fewer, for more than that. As the boom years begin to end, the international order won’t change as much as expected.
Since weak demand is at the heart of the recession, governments need to enact stimulus programs along with structural reforms, argues Menzie Chinn. Structural reforms don’t always work out, writes Karl Smith. Raghuram Rajan demurs.
Just a few years ago, India seemed on the brink of becoming the world's next great power. Today, its future appears less certain. Although some have blamed the global economic recession, the real problem is domestic - namely, the centralized, secretive and arbitrary political culture that pervades New Delhi.