India Acts East

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Washington’s Asia rebalance, first articulated by President Barack Obama in a 2011 speech to Australia’s parliament, has received ample attention. India’s envisioned pivot to Asia has garnered far less. Nonetheless, India’s planned pivot is freighted with significance for the country’s economic prospects, and for its relationship with the United States.
India’s rebalance is the subject of the Wilson Center’s new India in Asia initiative, set to launch on May 18. Its inaugural event will feature a discussion with distinguished Indian diplomat Nirupama Rao on how she envisions India’s role on the continent.