by Pramit Pal Chaudhuri | February 20, 2015 Narendra Modi has been roaming the planet and has proven to have a real gift for international showmanship. But one part of the world that has, so far, been missing from his itinerary has been Europe. Joao Cravinho, the European Union ambassador, held a press ...
by Pramit Pal Chaudhuri | February 5, 2015 The new US ambassador to India, Rich Verma, speaking at the Vivekananda Foundation, noted how India and the US now even have a joint working group on carrier technology. This is not without geopolitical significance. Carriers are the most potent symbol of US conventional military. ...
by Daniel H. Rosen | January 28, 2015 Earlier this month, China reported 7.4 percent GDP growth for 2014, missing Premier Li Keqiang’s 7.5 percent target but still defying predictions of inevitable deeper slowing. With an additional $800 billion in annual output, China joined the United States as only the second member of the 14-digit club—at $10.4 ...
by Pramit Pal Chaudhuri | January 16, 2015 Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first budget was a disappointment, his first winter session of Parliament was an embarrassment, his passage of a slew of ordinances was touched by a hint of panic, and it’s still unclear if key economic legislation like insurance FDI and the ...
by Pramit Pal Chaudhuri | January 9, 2015 It has not escaped notice that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s many perambulations around the world have, so far, ignored Europe – if refueling stops for his aircraft are ignored. There was at least one abortive attempt to have a summit with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, though that seems to have been somewhat poorly thought through.
by Pramit Pal Chaudhuri | December 19, 2014 As the rouble careens southward in value and, more importantly, capital flees Russia’s bleak economic future, the likelihood of capital controls being re-imposed by the Kremlin increases geometrically. Once that happens, the rouble will have isolated itself in a manner that belies Vladimir Putin’s 2009 ...
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