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April 24, 2018
Vice Chairman Ambassador Richard Verma on How India and the United States Cannot be Fights on Trade Issue, but Cooperating on Defense

DNA India

India and the US cannot be “fighting everyday on trade issues while cooperating on defence, former US Ambassador to India Richard Verma has said, highlighting the need to “fire on all cylinders” to move ahead their strategic relations.

Verma said Washington and New Delhi want an “ambitious relationship” and to become natural allies for that they need to be “firing on all cylinders”, including economic and military.

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April 18, 2018
Director of Research Siddharth Mohandas on U.S.-China Relations and North Korea (Video)

Bloomberg TV

The Asia Group’s Director of Research Siddharth Mohandas spoke at Bloomberg’s Invest Asia conference on April 11, 2018 in Hong Kong. Mohandas discussed the geopolitical risks affecting markets including upcoming diplomatic efforts on the Korean Peninsula and trade tension between China and the United States.

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April 5, 2018
President Nirav Patel and Abraham Denmark on When President Trump Meets North Korea Leader Kim Jong-un

The Wilson Center

The long-simmering crisis between North Korea and the United States has reached a new, consequential phase. President Trump’s decision to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be a decisive moment in a struggle that has lasted since the United States rst suspected North Korea of harboring nuclear ambitions in the 1980s. Regardless of how the summit may transpire, one thing is clear: this challenge, and the geopolitics of East Asia, will never be the same again.

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April 5, 2018
Director of Research Siddharth Mohandas on Trade Tensions Between the United States and China


The leaders of the world’s two biggest economies are waiting to see who backs down after firing the opening shots in a trade war.

U.S. President Donald Trump took aim at China’s plans to dominate strategic technologies Tuesday by slapping tariffs on 1,333 of the country’s products — from semiconductors to lithium batteries. Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping’s government hit back with proposed levies on key American imports including soybeans and Boeing Co. jets, a tougher response than many expected.

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March 23, 2018
Chairman & CEO Dr. Kurt M. Campbell on How the Trump-Kim Summit Outcome Hinges on South Korea

The Korea Herald

WASHINGTON — South Korea will have a large role in determining the success of a planned summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a former senior US diplomat said Monday.

Kurt Campbell, who served as the top US diplomat for East Asia during the Barack Obama administration, said the recent flurry of diplomacy with North Korea could set the stage for South Korea’s rise.

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