Pragati November 2007: While the window is still open

The Indian National Interest Review

It’s an honour for Pragati and INI to have K Subrahmanyam to write the opening perspective piece in this month’s issue. Arguing that it is premature to dismiss the deal as dead, he writes:

The discussions between UPA and the Left are only a device to buy time for both sides before they reach the inevitable conclusion that they must part company and face the electorate…Since the most significant outcome of the deal not going through is the national and international humiliation of the UPA, Mrs Sonia Gandhi and Dr Manmohan Singh, it is not likely to happen. There may be delays but not an abrogation of the deal. [Pragati]


Issue 8 - Nov 2007
Issue Contents


Life after the delay K Subrahmanyam
It is premature to write off the India-US nuclear deal as dead

Towards the endgame Sushant K Singh
Jammu & Kashmir needs an economic revival and revitalised civil institutions

The tragedy of climate change geopolitics Nitin Pai
Why we can’t expect meaningful international co-operation on tackling climate change

The rising Naxalite rage Shlok Vaidya
The looming threat to India’s economic future


Examining Indian policy on Burma; Energizer Bunny; Let’s trade; Terrorism arrives in the Maldives; On taking Tawang


Non-alignment 2.0 Zorawar Daulet Singh
Regrounding India’s foreign policy


The second step forward Gulzar Natarajan
Rethinking the design of poverty eradication programmes

What ails the Hindi heartland? Rohit Pradhan
And why prescribing more government will make it worse

The coming mutinies Raj Cherubal
India will evolve into a confederation of city-states


Engaging Africa Mukul G Asher
A review of Africa’s Silk Road: China and India’s New Economic Frontier

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3 thoughts on “Pragati November 2007: While the window is still open”

  1. Congratulations Nitin for bringing Sri K. Subrahmanyam to Pragati! I hope he’s right. Then again maybe humiliation is the price to pay to stay in power. Also we’re not alone – others needs to be at the other end and their time is running out.

  2. Chandra,


    Subrahmanyam’s point is that this deal is a baseline as far as US administrations are concerned. So while the next president may go on a different route temporarily, geopolitical realities will bring her (him?) back on track.

  3. India and America are like two teenagers, shipwrecked on a deserted island. Eventually they will procreate. What else are they going to do?

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