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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.
Analysis and Commentary

India’s Best-Loved Politician

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, July 24, 2017

Sushma Swaraj wins admirers by helping citizens abroad.


The Surprising Factor For Immigrant Success

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, June 26, 2017
Those born in Algeria do better than those from Israel and Japan. Why? There are fewer of them.
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The Importance Of Ease Of Doing Business

quoting John H. Cochrane via
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Firms in India are smaller and less productive than they should be, and burdensome regulation is one important culprit.


Tunku Varadarajan On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Tunku Varadarajanvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Tunku Varadarajan discusses his Wire article "Assault Africans … And Kiss Goodbye to the UN Security Council."

Analysis and Commentary

Assault Africans ... And Kiss Goodbye To The UN Security Council

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wire
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The racist attacks in Greater Noida are a greater diplomatic fiasco than India yet realises.

Analysis and Commentary

Is The NDA Government's Flagship Initiative Jan Dhan Yojana Bearing Fruit On The Ground?

by Sumit Agarwal, Shashwat Alok, Pulak Ghosh, Soumya Ghosh, Tomasz Piskorski, Amit Seru via Economic Times (India)
Thursday, March 9, 2017

There is a big debate about the activity role of financial markets and products in shaping consumer welfare and real economic. In developed economies, there is an increasing discussion that financial sector may have become inefficiently large and products offered to households may have become excessively complex.