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4 things the world in 2014 has in common with 1914

There are striking parallels between the world in 1914 and 2014. While we may not see another world war break out, the various challenges confronting the world today and the risks they starkly hint at should serve caution to those seeking to do business in the international arena. June 28th of this year marked the […]

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ISIL in Iraq Series: What the ISIL crisis means for India

India has strengthened its alliance with Iraq over the past year, primarily due to energy dependence. The ISIL crisis in Iraq could have repercussions for India’s energy policy as well as its foreign policy dealings with the Middle East. When the BJP took charge in New Delhi, a fragile Iraq was beginning to face a […]

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Will India’s new PM achieve ‘minimum government, maximum governance?’

India’s new Prime Minister Modi seeks to cut the federal government and make it more efficient. Yet, there are significant challenges to overcome before he can improve the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability of the executive. After assuming office as the 15th Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in line with his campaign mantra of ‘Minimum Government Maximum […]

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Indian PM Modi’s visit puts Bhutan in the spotlight

This June, Narendra Modi, India’s new Prime Minister, has chosen Bhutan as the destination for his first foreign visit. This decision has important consequences for Bhutan and its future economic path. Narendra Modi’s visit to Bhutan has set a tone for his future foreign policy endeavors. Although Bhutan was not the obvious first choice for foreign […]

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3 good investments in Modi’s India

What will be the economic impact of Narenda Modi’s election as prime minister of India? On June 11, 2014, Narendra Modi delivered his first speech as prime minister of India in the Lok. The first member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to hold the post in a decade and with a fairly resounding win […]

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Modi and Rajan face uphill battle with India’s growth and inflation

Given the potential conflict between Narendra Modi’s focus on growth and the Reserve Bank of India President Raghuram Rajan’s goal to curb inflation, both will need to work together to ensure a stable India. In the run up to Narendra Modi’s smashing victory in the Indian elections, rumors spread that the governor of the Reserve […]

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EU-India trade agreement stalled by EU politics

The EU and India have negotiated an ambitious free trade agreement since 2007. Yet, an early conclusion of the agreement is highly unlikely as Brussels is in crisis mode.  India and the European Union agreed in 2004 to elevate their ties to the status of a strategic partnership that promised mutual cooperation on a range of issues. […]

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Bhutan’s economy rests hopes on new prime minister

In the years following Bhutan’s political reform, the country’s economy and infrastructure still lag behind. Heavily dependent on India for aid, Bhutan must attract more foreign investment and strengthen its private sector. After King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck implemented the final phases of his father’s political reforms, Bhutan became one of the global community’s newest […]

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India’s domestic whiskey industry difficult to tap

India remains the world’s largest consumer of whiskey, an industry worth about $10 billion. Foreign whiskey brands, however, have struggled to capture the market due to a complicated federal tax structure, high import duties and policies favoring domestic producers. With more than 550 million votes cast in an election that spanned from April 7th to May 12th, India has finally […]

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Post-election, Modi faces Pakistan trade question

Guest analyst Dr. Kiran Hassan discusses how India’s general election comes at a pivotal time in South Asia. As the largest democracy voted, many wondered what Narendra Modi’s foreign policy might be towards archrival Pakistan once elected as the next prime minister of India. Just days before his winning, Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi was quoted […]

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