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October 26, 2017
Vice Chairman Richard Verma joins US-India Strategic Partnership Forum Board

Washington, D.C. | October 26, 2017: The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) is pleased to announce the addition of Richard Verma, former U.S. Ambassador to India and current Vice Chairman of The Asia Group, to its Board today. The USISPF Board continues to attract high-caliber members who serve as both prominent business leaders and global influencers with an ability to impact international relations and corporate affairs worldwide.

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October 17, 2017
Vice Chairman Ambassador Rich Verma Keynotes Pan-Asia Regional Council Conference

The Pan-Asia Regional Council (PARC) Security Conference is an annual forum organized in partnership with the Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC). The two-day program – Examining Asia’s Challenges and Implications for Security – convened security experts representing government, business, non-government organizations, and academic institutions with advanced security perspectives in the region. In the keynote address, Ambassador Verma discussed key dynamics and regional trends shaping the Indo-Pacific’s geopolitical and business landscape.

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September 27, 2017
Both in India and the US, the Real Work and Innovation Will Take Place in the Private Sector

One of the great honours of having served as US Ambassador to India was visiting all 29 states and engaging with dynamic students, business and civil society leaders, and government officials.

Across the incredible diversity of landscapes and cultures, the enthusiasm for the promise of India’s future was palpable. Young people, in particular, brimmed with excitement about the opportunities available to them in a rising India. Experts say we are living in an ‘Asian century’. But my own view is that the 21st century will be defined by the rise and promise of India.

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September 27, 2017
India Took Responsible Role in Respecting Boundaries Richard Verma

India has taken a very responsible role in respecting the international boundaries in the wake of the standoff with China in the Doklam area of the Sikkim section, a former top US diplomat has said. “Look, India is a critical Himalayan power and who has played by the rule of law, respects the rule of law…I think they (Indians) are setting an important example for other countries. I hope other countries, including China, can resolve any disputes they might have with India through dialogue,” Richard Verma, the former US Ambassador to India, told PTI.

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September 27, 2017
Tokyo and Washington Face Critical Alliance Challenge

Nikkei Asian Review

The Asia-Pacific region is being confronted by large-scale geopolitical change and immediate security threats. The U.S.-Japan alliance is the cornerstone of American strategic engagement in Asia and will be critical to maintain peace, prosperity and stability in the region. As Tokyo and Washington jointly confront acute and long-term challenges — North Korea’s weapons programs, China’s increasing assertiveness, escalating maritime disputes and the unraveling of long-held views on international economics and institutions — cooperation between the two nations will be even more critical.

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Insights from the Region

Our elite team of in-country Senior Advisors share their take on the latest developments in the dynamic Indo-Pacific region.

In terms of Japan’s national security, how to face and engage China is the most important strategic problem for Tokyo. China has changed its course, and President Xi seems to be turning away from the West.

Nobukatsu Kanehara

December 23, 2020
TAG Senior Advisor; Former Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary, Government of Japan
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