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India is a critical player in the future of the Asia-Pacific region and stands at the center of what many consider a continuous Indo-Pacific region. Over the last quarter century, it has transformed itself into a rising global power. As one of the fastest growing major economies in the world and the third largest economy in Asia, it is a vital market and economic center of gravity. Even as it continues to face tremendous development challenges, it is buoyed by it democratic politics and an ambitious and entrepreneurial population. In recent years, India has also expanded and deepened its diplomatic engagement, especially with the United States and with countries in East Asia, and shown greater willingness to lead on global issues.

Working with Asia Society’s center in Mumbai, ASPI convenes major policy dialogues and public discussions, and contributes analysis and expert commentary designed to enhance India’s cooperation with the United States and its growing role and engagement with the region beyond South Asia.

Reports

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Report by ASPI, AidData, and CSIS on China's public diplomacy efforts in South and Central Asia.
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ASPI report on how to strengthen regional institutions in the Asia-Pacific to manage peace and security in increasingly turbulent times.
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In this ASPI paper, Marshall Bouton argues that the Trump administration should move rapidly to secure closer cooperation with India.
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On December 13, 2016 ASPI released a briefing book with recommendations from Asia-Pacific experts for the next U.S. administration.
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This ASPI report examines the benefits of and obstacles to India's membership of APEC and outlines steps that would help build support for India's inclusion in the forum.
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An Asia Society Policy Institute issue brief makes the case for India joining the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.

Videos

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
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In a conversation with Kevin Rudd, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar also discussed India's recent policy shift toward Kashmir.
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar at Asia Society New York.
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The external minister discussed India's relations with Pakistan, China, and the U.S. with Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd.
A discussion of the Quad vs. FOIP at Asia Society
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Experts discuss new ideas for regional security involving Australia, Japan, India, and the U.S.
Raheel Khursheed speaking at Asia Society Policy Institute’s “AsiaX” series in Washington, D.C.
Current Affairs
Snap's Raheel Khursheed discusses the opportunities and challenges that social media holds for democracy and government transparency in Asia.
Power Dynamics in the Asia-Pacific
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A panel discussion on power in the region marked the launch of the Asia Power Index.
Ravi Agrawal of CNN on India's Smartphone Revolution (Complete)
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The CNN correspondent explains how low-cost smartphones have changed India's political, economic, and social environment.

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