Bob Carr and I met such a long time ago that the first time he heard me speak, at a conference in Queensland, was also the first time he heard anyone use the term “blogger.” I remember him more for his description of being part of the Chester A. Arthur Club. Who is that you may ask? Read more

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India is a state-nation rather than a nation-state. Discuss.

Which is what Professor Ashutosh Varshney did during a discussion organized by the Asia Society Mumbai on Thursday, with me as a moderator. Read more

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There is, rightfully, a lot of anger in India over the recent incursion by Pakistani troops across the Line of Control. Much of the anger is less about the incursion, as LoC skirmishes are an almost weekly incident, as much as the beheading of at least one of the Indian soldiers after he was killed. Read more

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Fiscal cliffs and walls are all the rage these days. One of the more curious financial facts about the United States is that it has a student debt bomb. Outstanding red ink collected by students for their education is over one trillion dollars. Read more

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