Pointing to the Future in May 2017
Pointing to the Future
The Right Way to Nurture India’s Digital Economy. The Indian digital economy offers tremendous potential for growth if appropriate policies are put in place, Carnegie India reports.
Modi Diplomacy, Part II. Few would disagree with the proposition that Prime Minister Modi has had a great run with foreign policy over the last three years, but to sustain India’s rise Delhi must shift its engagement to another level
Can the U.S. Pivot Back to Asia? How Trump should respond to China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Adrift in the South China Sea. The potentially high cost of stopping US freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea
China’s Soft Power Offensive and its Limitations. A three part post from the Council on Foreign Relations (subsequent posts here and here) on China’s attempts to bolster its soft power and its prospects for success.
A New Model for Chinese Overseas Investment. China has overtaken Japan as the world’s second largest overseas investor, but to be successful its companies will need to both align with China’s national priorities as well as invest wisely and sustainably
A Vision of Trump at War. The Council on Foreign Relations warns that Trump’s erratic style and confrontational policies could destroy an already fragile world order and lead to open conflict
Xi Jinping’s Economic Policy: The Gift from Donald Trump. Xi Jinping’s key narratives in the run-up to the 19th Party Congress this fall, that the Chinese economy is growing stably, economic reform is moving forward, and that a rising China is playing a more important role on the global scene, is being aided by Trump’s foreign policy
China’s Imperial Overreach. In a sense, OBOR seems to represent the dawn of a new colonial era – the twenty-first-century equivalent of the East India Company, which paved the way for British imperialism in the East. But, if China is building an empire, it seems already to have succumbed to what the historian Paul Kennedy famously called “imperial overstretch.”