Articles and Commentaries

India – USA relations at a Cusp: Will they seize the moment?

~ By Shakti Sinha Most political commentators, on the eve of and immediately after Narendra Modi’s assumption of office as Prime Minister were convinced that India-US ties would suffer. The key assumption was that the US’ denial of visa to Mr Modi in 2005, and refusal to engage with him almost till the last, would weigh…
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India-US Relations: The IPR conundrum

~ By N K Singh Broadly speaking, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) refers to “the general term for the assignment of property rights through patents, copyrights and trademarks. These property rights allow the holder to exercise a monopoly on the use of the item for a specified period” (OECD). There are varied interpretations but the key…
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Challenges to Democracies in the Asia Pacific Region

~ By Ram Madhav We are living in a world which is increasingly turning democratic. Since the end of the Cold War, an unprecedented number of countries have chosen democracy as their preferred form of government. It is a matter of pride that in our immediate neighbourhood two new democracies have taken birth in the last…
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On a Mission to Realise Bapu’s Vision

~ By Ram Madhav Varanasi Prime Minister Modi spoke about corruption-free India in this year’s Independence Day address. He compared it with termites in our homes that require action at multiple levels. We have to give many injections at many places, he said. He was probably suggesting that besides government, people too have to play…
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