- Columnist, Wall Street Journal, 2010-present
- Indonesia Correspondent, 2000-2004; India Bureau Chief, 1999-2000, Far Eastern Economic Review
Islamic radicals have become very sophisticated in their use of online technology and social media to recruit Americans. The US must adopt a more aggressive approach to combating this propaganda.
The Nobel Committee may have awarded this year’s Peace Prize to an Indian and a Pakistani, but the problems in young Malala Yousafzai’s country are all its own.
In America, Bill Clinton is sometimes referred to as the first Black president for his natural affinity toward African-Americans. In a similar vein, Narendra Modi may well be India’s first Indian-American Prime Minister.
The US-India relationship is of great strategic significance to the United States because of their confluence of interests in countering the influence of China and promoting democratic values and a market-based economy.
Modi’s US visit goes beyond symbolism to substance, thereby resetting the mood for US-India relations.
For Mr. Modi, the success or failure of his five-day visit to New York and Washington hinges not so much on confabulations about grand strategy but his ability to convince investors that India is once again open for business.
If Modi does indeed deliver on his promise to make India a far easier place to do business, there will be plenty for both domestic and foreign companies to cheer.
Tune in for this Google Hangout discussion with three leading experts about the implications of the Obama-Modi summit. Tweet your questions and comments to @AEI with #ModiInUS.
Modi has come to office in dramatically different conditions from his predecessor. It should surprise nobody that his window to push through long-awaited reforms is a lot smaller.
Is it our responsibility to make up new names for organizations because the existing one makes some people uncomfortable?