Just days before Barack Obama’s term as US President came to a close, he presented a series of President Medals to honour achievements across various fields. Here we profile the Global Indian winners of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Kaushik Chowdhury, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Northeastern University Associate Professor, Environmental Medicine & Public Health Associate Professor, Dentistry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Associate Professor, Department of [...]
The general mood within the US has changed over the last few years, as reflected in the aggressive ‘US first’ stance of both candidates, argues a senior foreign policy expert. In this ‘India Global Business’ exclusive, he weighs up the steps India can take in the post-Obama landscape. Irrespective of who moves into the White House on November 8, the four key determinants, from the Indian perspective, of establishing robust and mutually beneficial Indo-US relations will remain unchanged. These determinants [...]
In a world where Americans seem split on the advantages of globalisation and liberal trade, we look beyond the wish-list politics of the past to see what a new American regime could mean for India.
What would India want from the next president of the United States? In years and elections gone by, that question would have been answered with a wish list of bilateral agreements and country-specific demands. In 2016, in these troubled and confused times for the global polity and economy, the answer is wider: the new president should renew...
Nisha Desai Biswal as the Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, US Department of State, is at the heart of foreign policy affairs in Washington DC. Despite a hectic schedule in the lead up to the elections, she took time out for ‘India Global Business’ to track the legacy President Obama is likely to leave behind and what lies in store for India-US ties under a new leader. How much of the recent US-India bonhomie [...]
As US President Barack Obama gets set to hand over power to either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in the November 8 elections, ‘India Global Business’ takes a trip to his home city of Chicago. The so-called “Windy City” is not only home to some of the world’s tallest buildings and sky-scrapers but also among the largest Indian American population of around 172,000.
It is one of the many perplexities of modern day politics that a politician who has such extreme views on India and Indians can find favour among the Indian diaspora in the US.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has strong and, often offensive, views on just about anything. From wanting to build a wall to block out Mexicans to denying entry to Muslims into the US, he has gone on record with some of the most outrageous statements from any modern day politician.
As the shine begins to wear off PM Modi’s much-talked-about US visit in June 2016, a foreign policy expert from the Washington DC based Centre for Strategic & International Studies analyses the scenario beyond small but important goals achieved so far.
India’s rising global profile, its increasing integration into the global economy and expanding geo-political interests are changing the profile of ANZ – from a distant outpost somewhere in the southern hemisphere with hard to beat cricketers and harder to understand accents, these countries have suddenly emerged as important economic, strategic and military partners in India’s Act East initiative. Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) have, traditionally, figured in the Indian consciousness only during cricket matches. Most Indians aren’t very clear about [...]