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February 26, 2009

United States
James Lindsay Returns to CFR as Director of Studies; Elliott Abrams, Evan Feigenbaum, Among New Scholars

  The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is pleased to announce a new director of studies and several new scholars. James M. Lindsay, director of the Studies Program from 2003 to 2006 at CFR, w…

April 25, 2012

India
People look at a large screen displaying India's Finance Minister Mukherjee announcing the federal budget on the facade of BSE building in Mumbai (Arko Datta / Courtesy Reuters). Why So Gloomy, India?

Over at “India Ink,” the India blog of The New York Times, there’s a terrific interview with Ajay Banga—the CEO of Mastercard and the new chair of the U.S.-India Business Council. It’s a striking pre…

April 17, 2012

Japan
Asia Unbound - Feigenbaum -- Remembering Remembering Tadashi Yamamoto

I heard this morning the news that Tadashi Yamamoto passed away in Tokyo on Sunday. There will be a flood of tributes from the many people who knew him better than I did, but I wanted to add my modes…

March 22, 2012

India
Leaders of Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Bhutan, Nepal, and Thailand pose for a picture at the second summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) in New Delhi, November 13, 2008. (B Mathur / Courtesy Reuters) Economics and Indian Strategy

South Asia is among the least economically integrated regions of the world, in part because partition cleaved apart various natural economic communities. Regions, such as Bengal, which had been well …

February 27, 2012

China
The Oriental Pearl Tower is pictured through a glass wall as people walking past and the skyline behind are reflected on the wall in the financial district of Pudong. (Aly Song / Courtesy Reuters) Can China Change Its Growth Model?

How many countries with nearly two decades of double-digit growth under their belt would look in the mirror and say, "Hey, it’s just not working anymore?" I daresay, not many. But that is precise…

January 3, 2012

China
What to Expect in Asia in 2012 What to Expect in Asia in 2012

Traders stand near a screen showing the Indonesia Stock Exchange Composite Index during the first day of trading for 2012 in Jakarta January 2, 2012. Courtesy Reuters/Stringer. It’s been a fascinati…

December 14, 2011

China
A Pakistani policeman keeps watch near a Pakistan-China friendship billboard in Islamabad February 3, 2002. (Claro Cortes IV / Courtesy Reuters) China’s Pakistan Conundrum

A Pakistani policeman keeps watch near a Pakistan-China friendship billboard in Islamabad February 3, 2002. (Claro Cortes IV / Courtesy Reuters)  I’ve written a think piece for Foreign Affairs on tw…

November 9, 2011

China
The United States in the New Asia ... Revisited The United States in the New Asia ... Revisited

For the next several days, President Obama is hosting leaders from around the Asia-Pacific region in Hawaii for the annual summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. So this seem…

November 3, 2011

China
Asia’s Landlocked Spaces Asia’s Landlocked Spaces

A Kyrgyz customs officer talks on a radio in front of workers as they reload cargo from a Chinese truck to Kyrgyz one at the Irkeshtam border crossing in southern Kyrgyzstan. Courtesy Reuters/Vladimi…

October 24, 2011

China
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson leaves after making closing statements after the 5th U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue in Beijing, December 5, 2008. (Jason Lee/Courtesy Reuters) “Paulson’s Principles” for the United States and China

U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson leaves after making closing statements after the 5th U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue in Beijing, December 5, 2008. (Jason Lee/Courtesy Reuters) With the …