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China-India Rivalry Is Helping Nepal Get Back On Track

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia South China Morning Post
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Three years after its last train hit the buffers, Nepal is building a new railway network to boost its ailing economy – helped by the rivalry between its powerful neighbours, China and India.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the West, Dawa, and Islam

interview with Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, August 8, 2017


Political Islam as Ideology and Movement and How to Contain It.

Analysis and Commentary

Life Among India’s Lowly

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, August 6, 2017

The lowest members of the caste system are born into forms of misery and humiliation from which it is nearly impossible to escape. Tunku Varadarajan reviews ‘Ants Among Elephants’ by Sujatha Gidla.


Holy Cows That Weren’t

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Hindu radicals’ beef with India’s bovine butchers is woefully undercooked.


Tunku Varadarajan On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Tunku Varadarajanvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Tunku Varadarajan discusses his Wall Street Journal article "India’s Best-Loved Politician."


Michael Auslin On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses his Foreign Affairs article "Can the Doklam Dispute Be Resolved?"

In the News

Clash Of Giants

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Kathmandu Post
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

If the standoff between China and India at Doklam on the China-India-Bhutan tri-junction is any indication, the chance of the 21st century becoming the Asian Century is slim. In 2006, Harvard historian Niall Ferguson wrote that the bloody 20th century witnessed ‘the descent of the West’ and ‘a reorientation of the world’ toward the East. He foresaw a declining United States and a rapid ascendance of China and the onset of an Asian-centred world order. 

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Four Reasons Why Reserve Bank Of India May Cut Interest Rates By 25bps

mentioning John B. Taylorvia Hindustan Times
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The biggest case for a rate cut, economists say, is in the consistently low inflation that has remained well within the central bank’s targets.

Analysis and Commentary

Can The Doklam Dispute Be Resolved?

by Michael R. Auslinvia Foreign Affairs
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

In recent years, U.S. and East Asian policymakers have been deeply concerned over whether territorial disputes in Asian waters might turn into full-blown conflicts.

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Sushma Swaraj Is ‘India’s Best-Loved Politician’, Says Wall Street Journal Opinion

quoting Tunku Varadarajanvia India
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is among the top 10 most followed politicians with over 8.69 million Twitter followers. Here is why this author opines she's India's best-loved politician.