Washington Report, November 2010

by U.S. Asia Pacific Council

Washington Report, No. 5

Publisher: Washington, DC: East-West Center in Washington, U.S. Asia Pacific Center
Publication Date: November 2010
Binding: electronic
Pages: 10
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President Obama's visit to India November 6-9 was aimed at boosting economic and commercial ties as well as deepening a bond with a democratic ally that is of growing strategic importance in Asia. On balance, most observers say the U.S. leader laid the groundwork toward accomplishing these broad objectives. However, the two nations will continue to face domestic and regional challenges as they endeavor to forge closer ties on a wide range of economic, diplomatic, security, and environmental issues. Amb. Karl F. Inderfurth of The George Washington University, who previously served as Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs, explores the backdrop for U.S.-India relations at this important juncture in their development and considers how thornier matters might be tackled moving forward.


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