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Spirit of football infects UN

The angry rhetoric and the blame-throwing gave way to the thump of a  bouncing soccer ball  and deft dribbling as the spirit of sportsmanship from the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament overwhelmed the Security Council on Thursday.  

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A scream against Washington

With his stunning victory, Donald Trump is not only about to become America’s 45th president – a statement scarcely believable in itself – but has set off an earthquake that will transform US politics and plunge the existing global order into uncertainty. 

With his stunning victory, Donald Trump is not only about to become America’s 45th president – a statement scarcely believable in itself – but has set off an earthquake that will transform US politics and plunge the existing global order into uncertainty. 

The short arc that led to Donald Trump

My father came to America from India in 1967, and my mother came soon after in 1972. America was different then. These were the early days of American immigration, as President Lyndon B. Johnson had opened the America’s “gates” to foreigners in 1965.

Stunning election of Trump

Many in the US and around the world will have some difficulty in getting used to President Donald Trump. Yet his stunning victory over the favourite Hillary Clinton proved the polls wrong yet again.  

The end begins now

At some level, we still believed in the American dream, that the US could be “a city upon a hill” watched by the world as an example. For sure, we raged against its hypocrisies, foreign wars and domestic and international boorishness. But we never looked to China, to Russia or for that matter to Europe for our vision of the future. We looked to America, and we hoped its people might make a more perfect nation, a greater experiment in human living. Today, that dream is over. We are all riding the Trump train, and it may be taking us to disasters yet unknown.

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Three new projects in U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative

The U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative, led by the CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies and the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, has announced three new projects with the state government of Maharashtra

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India-Australia free trade agreement soon?

 

The long-pending free trade agreement with Australia is expected to be cleared with Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu's visit to the country on June 26. T...

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