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Testimony before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Committee on Foreign Affairs, United States House of Representatives on March 13, 2013 by Walter Lohman, Director of the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation.

 

Testimony of  Joseph Yun, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Statement Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Washington, DC February 26, 2013
 

Speech of Shri P Chidambaram, Finance Minister at the K Subrahmanyam Memorial Lecture on 6th February, 2013 at Delhi on

India’s National Security – Challenges and Priorities

 

Here is the full text of Aung San Suu Kyi's lecture at Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial in New Delhi on 15 November 2012

 

It is customary on such occasions to say how delighted one is to come to a meeting and how appropriate its subject is. Today, for once, I mean it in full measure. I am truly delighted to be here at the workshop on Kautilya organised by the IDSA. I must congratulate Director General  Arvind Gupta on this initiative.

 

With a view to strengthening regional financial and economic cooperation, Governor Dr. D. Subbarao today announced in the 24th SAARCFINANCE Governors’ Meeting, in Pokhara, Nepal, that the Reserve Bank of India will offer Swap Arrangement of US $ 2 billion both in foreign currency and Indian rupee.

 

Thank you, Dr. Gupta, for inviting me to the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses, and for your leadership of this distinguished organization.  It’s a special honor to have this opportunity on my first visit to India as Secretary of Defense. This trip has taken me from Pacific Command Headquarters in Hawaii, to the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, to Cam Ranh Bay and Hanoi in Vietnam.  It’s appropriate that as I have defined our new defense strategy for the 21st Century....

 
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There is increasing concern in the strategic community and the general public about cyber security and we are in the final stages of preparing a whole-of-government cyber security architecture.

 
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As the United States prepares for a withdrawal from Afghanistan, it is leaving behind a complex cauldron of bilateral and regional relations which will impact the future of not just Afghanistan, but those of its neighbours Iran and Pakistan too.

 
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Since Climate Change issue has already begun to have its negative impact on the world climate and thus it had become all the more urgent to find out agreeable to all logical and viable solutions to lessen the impact of such a change which will only be possible when the countries scattered around the globe cooperate with each other

 


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spotlight image I am honored to be here today for the first U.S. government exchange alumni conference for India and Bhutan.
 
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The European Union and India should work closely to bring peace, stability and development in Afghanistan, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has said.
 
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A pre-dawn  suicide terror attack (fidayeen)  on an army camp in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday (April 27)   resulted in the death of three army personnel including an officer,  while two terrorists were neutralized. Combing operations are in progress to ascertain if any of the attackers have
 
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The dreadful violence and low turnout in a by-election in Kashmir has again raised intense debate in New Delhi.
 
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The brief hand-holding took place in the Gulf of Aden. Despite a history of border dispute, diplomatic clashes and rivalry on various issues, India and China joined forces on April 9 to rescue a merchant vessel from pirates.
 
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sprang a surprise when he registered himself as a candidate in Iran’s presidential election scheduled for May 19. After leaving the office of President in 2013 at the end of two controversial terms, the firebrand populist has been largely inactive in politics. 
 
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Nerves are being frazzled by a rising arc of sabre rattling in northeast Asia. After the US decided to deploy an aircraft carrier strike group to the region to counter North Korea’s nuclear buildup, US President Donald Trump has asserted that a major conflict with Pyongyang was indeed possible.
 
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In last couple of years, India is boasting about its highest economic growth rate in the world, surpassing that of China
 
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The core parts of the controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system have been moved to the site of what had been a golf course in southern South Korea.
 
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Health of the citizens and the economy of the nation they inhabit go hand in hand and every buck spent on former guarantees a manifold increase in the latter,  said noted public health expert K Srikant Reddy. The lecture 'Health and Development: India Must Bridge the Disconnect' was ...
 
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Title: Bollywood Boom; Author: Roopa Swaminathan; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 221

 
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Title: Defeat is an Orphan: How Pakistan Lost the Great South Asian War; Author: Myra Macdonald; Publisher: Penguin Random House India; Pages: 328; Price: Rs 599

 
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  The story of Afghanistan -- of the war against the Soviets and of terrorism that has gripped the landlocked country ever since -- is in many ways also the story of diplomat Masood Khalili, who motivated his people and led them...

 
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Title: The Golden Legend; Author: Nadeem Aslam; Publisher: Penguin Random House; Pages: 376; Price: Rs 599

 
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Over the Years, a collection of 106 short articles, offers us interesting sidelights on the currents and cross- currents in the public life of India during two distinctive periods: (I) 1987 to 1991 and (II ) 2010 to the present.

 
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