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Pittsburgh’s Past Holds the Key to Bangalore’s Future
Charles Landow and Courtney Lobel trace the evolving similarities between Pittsburg and Bangalore's economic development.
Will China extend its influence in the Indian Ocean by building a naval base in Gwadar, Pakistan?
To date, Chinese officials have asserted that their interest in Gwadar is strictly a commercial effort to provide another energy corridor for Middle East oil, and Pakistani government officials stridently affirm this position. New Delhi, on the other hand, has expressed "concern" about the true motivations in developing Gwadar, suspecting that it is a Sino-Pak effort at encirclement.
India's Feeble Foreign Policy
The world may expect great things from India, but as extensive reporting reveals, Indians themselves turn out to be deeply skeptical about their country's potential. That attitude, plus New Delhi's dysfunctional foreign-policy bureaucracy, prevent long-term planning of the sort China has mastered -- and are holding India back.
Why Chemotherapy That Costs $70,000 in the U.S. Costs $2,500 in India
Thomas Bollyky writes about how national patent laws are affecting pharmaceutical cost differentials around the world.
Ten Questions for the New BRICS Bank
The recent announcement of a BRICS development bank raised many questions. Isobel Coleman writes about the potential structure and purpose of the BRICS development bank and its implications for international development and the global economy.
The Hillary Doctrine: Women's Rights Are a National Security Issue
After former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's speech on April 5, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon observes, "the Clinton megaphone no longer requires a Washington translator."
Enter the Dragon and the Elephant: China’s and India’s Participation in Global Health Governance
Both China and India have been increasingly active participants in global health governance, but their contributions thus far fall short of international expectations and also fail to offer a viable, sustainable alternative to the existing governance paradigm.
Governance in India: Women's Rights
Several high-profile sexual assault cases in India have sparked a national debate over women's rights and the need for social reform in a rapidly modernizing country, explains this Backgrounder.
How to Help Feminism
Gender inequality remains widespread in India. Women could combat it by asserting their rights, says Jagdish N. Bhagwati.
Malala, Others on Front Lines in Fight for Women
Despite the fact that Malala Yousafzai, the fourteen-year-old Pakistani women's rights activist, survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, similar attacks against women, like the one in India, are on the rise. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon says that these attacks are efforts to stamp out women's progress and the potential of women worldwide will not be realized if this type of violence is tolerated.
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