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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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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.
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An Asia Society task force recommends a practical strategy for how G-20 states can do more to foster economic growth and counter economic nationalism, based on the ideas of experts across Asia.

Videos

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A panel discussion on power in the region marked the launch of the Asia Power Index.
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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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Kevin Rudd explains why India joining the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation would be a win-win for all parties.
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Silicon Valley entrepreneurs discuss commerce between India and the U.S.
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Executive directors from India weigh in on what the manufacturing industry in India looks like today.
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Aerospace and defense experts discuss the current state of U.S.-India security relations.

Featured Initiatives

  • This ASPI initiative aims to accelerate India’s entry into the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.
  • An ASPI initiative to strengthen regional security institutions in Asia, led by a high-level Policy Commission whose members are from China, Japan, North- and South Korea, India, Indonesia, and the U.S.

Commentary