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What Japan needs now is a fiscal management plan

Even as demographically mature Japan was coping with the aftermath of 2008 global economic crisis, it suffered from triple disasters - a powerful earthquake on March 11 followed by the tsunami and near total loss of one its nuclear energy complexes.

Vyuha | No .xxx please, we are .gov.in

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the body responsible for the management of the top-level domain name space, recently approved the establishment of the top-level domain (TLD) “.xxx” as a sponsored TLD. The domain is currently intended as a (voluntary) option for pornographic sites. The Indian government,...

Exorbitant Smugness

The US’ confidence in the dollar vis-à-vis the yuan is understandable, but given its economic state, also terribly complacent

Rising to the Occasion

The following article appeared in the April 2011 edition of Pragati.The Way Forward for India's Strategic CommunityAt a seminar in New Delhi last December, an influential Indian strategic commentator issued a clarion call to his assembled peers. Whil...

A More Important Final Four Match

My article on the World Cup 2011 semi-final between India and Pakistan appeared on The AfPak Channel on foreignpolicy.com on March 29. An excerpt is included below. The full text is available here. "If you wanted to add to the vast fund of ill-will existing in the world at this...

Balance fiscal discipline with autonomy

The last two decades have witnessed establishment of many regulatory agencies in India.

Quoted in World Politics Review

My blog post on India's UNSC vote on Libya was quoted in an article in World Politics Review on March 28. Dhruva Jaishankar, a fellow at India's Takshashila Institution, argues that there are two major possible outcomes of the coalition war...

Is China’s growth slowing?

The risk in a command economy set-up is that one could be overly loose or overly tight, with much less scope for calibrated interventions

Why Principles – and not Players – Should Determine the Nature of the Emerging International Order

My paper, co-authored with Joshua Walker, was published as part of the Brussels Forum Paper Series in March 2011. The full paper can be downloaded here.Summary: The remarkable global growth story of the past two decades is already beginning to manife...

The risk from New York

The Federal Reserve’s policy meeting last week showed the crisis has had little impact on the US’ financial policymaking
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