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    Hagel’s Distorted Views on India

    Former Senator Chuck Hagel’s (R–NE) unfounded comments on India’s role in Afghanistan during a speech in 2011 provide yet another indication that he is poorly qualified to lead the U.S. Department of Defense. In a video recording of an unreleased speech by Hagel at Cameron University in Oklahoma, the nominee … More

    Declining Economic Freedom and Growing Statism: The BRICs Are Hitting the Wall

    Economist Nouriel Roubini warned late last month at the World Economic Forum that economic growth in the so-called BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) is at risk: Their past successes were “hyped up,” and the futures of the BRICs are at risk due to rising statism. This rising risk … More

    Threat of Terrorism Still Lurking in Asia

    Three individuals are currently under arrest in Malaysia for their alleged involvement in terrorist recruitment. Two of the individuals were charged with planning acts of terrorism that would have affected Syria. One of the suspects, Yazid Sufaat, was previously a high-profile individual arrested for his purported involvement in chemical and … More

    Financial Freedom: The Solution to Ailing India Economy

    India’s consumers might have been jealous of King Midas’s touch. The country’s historical affinity for gold has reached new extremes thanks to a weak economy, a falling rupee, and poor financial alternatives. In the past year, India’s economy has been beleaguered by poor performance. Corruption, a lack of competitiveness, and … More

    Unleash the Market: U.S.–India Economic Relations

    The U.S.–India economic relationship is undeniably expanding. The question is how to maximize it. A recent report published by The Heritage Foundation, “Unleashing the Market in the U.S.–India Economic Relationship, Part I,” begins to answer that very question. The publication sheds light on what could happen if the largest economy … More

    India's Execution of Mumbai Attacker Is Reminder of Pakistani Foot Dragging

    Nearly four years after the horrific Mumbai attacks that left more than 160 dead, including six Americans, India put to death the lone surviving gunman, Pakistani citizen Ajmal Kasab. The Indian government conducted the execution quietly at a facility in Pune—a city in Western India about 90 miles from Mumbai. … More

    India Helps U.S. Join Asian Maritime Grouping

    Last week, India assisted the U.S. in securing dialogue-partner status in the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC), a 20-member grouping of littoral nations of the Indian Ocean. India and the U.S.—as well as other Indo-Pacific nations such as Australia, Japan, Singapore, and Malaysia—share an interest in maintaining … More

    Is India Embracing Market Reform?

    Was it something the entire rest of the planet said? Late last Friday, the much-criticized government of India went from devaluing market-based economic reform at seemingly every turn to embracing it—in the space of one press conference. While India still faces a mountain of challenges, it finally may be moving … More

    The Silent Genocide You Aren’t Hearing About

      “It’s a girl!” Usually, this phrase is heard as a declaration of joy—but in some parts of the world, it can be a literal death sentence for the unborn. Gendercide—the practice of aborting or killing female babies in favor of boys—has plagued China and India for some time, but … More

    India Blackouts Are a Reminder of the EMP Threat

    The recent blackouts in India offer many lessons for the United States regarding the threat of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. The power failures plunged more than 600 million people into darkness, making it the world’s largest power failure event and affecting more than twice the total population of the … More