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Modi Throws Down Gauntlet to Pakistan and China

Harsh V. Pant YaleGlobal, 25 August 2016
Modi no longer holds back criticism on Pakistan’s troubles in Balochistan – which also stings China
LONDON : Since India won its independence from Britain in August of 1947, the ramparts of the majestic Red Fort in Delhi have served as a backdrop to an annual address by the prime minister. Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked India’s 70th Independence Day anniversary by announcing a major change in foreign policy. Well into an address lasting nearly 90 minutes, he slipped in a few innocuous words that made diplomats sit up. “The people of Balochistan, the people of Gilgit, the people of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir have thanked me in such a manner, from places that I have never been and never had a chance to meet, they have sent wishes to the people of India and thanked us,” he said. “I am grateful to them.” More >

Claiming Dominance, China Sheds Pretense of Peaceful Rise

Frank Ching YaleGlobal, 23 August 2016
Most of Asia stays mum as a confident China gets its own way while avoiding conflict

Among All Uncertainties After Brexit Vote, Low Growth Is Sure

David Dapice YaleGlobal, 18 August 2016
Britain moves slowly on EU exit – every new freedom negotiated will decrease access to the common market

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