A recurring feature of U.S. policy toward South Asia is the invocation that India and Pakistan should resume their diplomatic dialogue. These exhortations are usually pronounced in the aftermath of a crisis, but the purpose of such a dialogue is often unclear.
Top innovators, regulators, and decisionmakers will come together to foster technological innovation and recommend policy measures to the benefit of all.
Despite recent steps taken by the government, the Small and Medium Enterprise sector in India is largely informal and continues to face significant problems.
The Bay of Bengal once represented a major share of world trade. The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) seeks to rediscover this common heritage through its stated goal of regional integration.
There are a number of new avenues for collaboration between the EU and India and practical ways to update the strategic partnership.
By reaching out to Asian powers, especially China, Moscow is trying to replace the West as a source of capital and investment, as well as a major market for Russian exports.
As the U.S. commitment to NATO comes under question and countries grapple with Chinese and Russian assertiveness, there is a heavier burden on regional powers to take on more responsibility in the Middle East and in the Indian Ocean.
With India and Pakistan close to the brink of confrontation, the subcontinent presents an illuminating study in what happens when traditional assumptions about deterrence no longer hold.
In an era defined by “pivots” and “resets,” the United States has maintained a precarious balance at home and abroad.
In the grander scheme of things, President Obama has been generally successful in crafting policy that balanced his own philosophical convictions with the national mood without compromising on the U.S. commitment to the international community.