“APEC membership is a low-risk, high-reward pathway for India to participate more fully in the Asia-Pacific and global trading system,” write Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd and MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga in the Wall Street Journal Asia.
Indrani Bagchi, Senior Diplomatic Editor with the Times of India, says India’s prime minister “has not been shy of boldly asserting India’s interests,” in a break with the country’s diplomatic tradition.
The incoming Asia Society Policy Institute president said he believes U.S. and Chinese leaders have established “the beginnings of a framework” to manage difficult elements of the U.S.-China relationship while advancing shared interests.
At Asia Society New York, Caroline Atkinson, President Obama’s leading advisor on international economics, described the need for the United States and Asian countries to collaborate on policies that will power global economic growth.
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