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Raghuram Rajan Says He Differs With RBI Response To Parliament On Note Ban

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Economic Times (India)
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Raghuram Rajan, a former governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has said responses given to the parliamentary committee by RBI about demonetisation were not in accordance with his actual response. 

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Bureaucracy Tries To Erode RBI Governor's Powers: Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Business Standard (India)
Monday, September 4, 2017

Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan has reiterated his concerns over the bureaucracy impinging on the powers of the central bank. He has also said it should be made clear that the RBI chief is not just another bureaucrat.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Preps Afghan War For Sale To India

by Markos Kounalakisvia Herald Sun (NC)
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Fighting his instincts, reneging on campaign promises, and disregarding his anti-globalist advisers, President Trump told America he changed his mind about Afghanistan. It is the kind of reversal he hates because it dilutes his brash brand.

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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?"

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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.