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Ambassador David Saperstein talks TPP, ISIL, and the Next Administration

| Nov. 28, 2016

David Saperstein, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom, spoke on Monday, November 14th at the Harvard Kennedy School on “U.S. Efforts to Promote Religious Freedom Abroad.” In a wide-ranging discussion moderated by Future of Diplomacy Project Executive Director Cathryn Clüver, the diplomat and rabbi explained the importance of religion and human rights as part of an integrated approach to foreign policy.

Prime Minister Modi and President Barack Obama

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Analysis & Opinions - The Hill

The real significance of Prime Minister Modi's address to Congress

| May 12, 2016

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced earlier this month that he has invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of Congress on June 8. This will be the Indian leader’s fourth trip to the United States in two years. Although the invitation is a potent reminder of the robust ties between the Washington and New Delhi, its real significance lies elsewhere: it is the final step in Prime Minister Modi’s political rehabilitation in the United States.

Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin, Permanent Representative of India to the UN

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SOUTH ASIA WEEK: "India's Increasing Role in Multilateral Relations and Its Global Interests"

May 09, 2016

On April 28, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin, examined India’s evolving role in multilateral institutions in a public speech that concluded the Future of Diplomacy Project’s annual 2016 South Asia Week titled “India’s Increasing Role in Multilateral Relations and its Global Interests.” Executive Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and the India and South Asia Program, Cathryn Clüver, moderated the event at the Center for Government and International Studies.

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Analysis & Opinions - Forbes

Bollywood's Affair with the Indian Mafia

| March 3, 2016

The link between Bollywood and Indian organized crime is as old as India itself, writes author Ronak Desai. The film industry’s intimate relationship with the Indian underworld is considered one of the country’s worst kept secrets whose origins can be traced to a government regulation that rendered the cinema industry ineligible for legitimate forms of financing.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sits with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi before a bilateral meeting after both addressed the opening plenary session of the 7th Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Gandhinagar, India, January 11, 2014.

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Analysis & Opinions - The Korea Times

Great Democracies' New Harmony

| August 17, 2015

"It would be a mistake to cast the prospects for an improved US-India relationship solely in terms of China's rising power. Indian economic success is an American interest on its own. So is the open approach taken by India and Brazil on issues such as governance of the Internet, at a time when Russia and China are seeking more authoritarian control."