Harvard National Security Journal | March 25, 2013 | By Gerard Kennedy, Innokenty Pyetranker, and Manik Suri
American courtrooms are now one of the hottest battlefields in the ongoing Global War on Terrorism. In recent months, U.S. federal courts have issued several opinions that offer insights into one particularly significant area of terrorism-related jurisprudence: civil suits against financial institutions that allegedly support terrorist groups. Two such opinions issued by the Second Circuit, Linde v. Arab Bank, PLC and Rothstein v. UBS AG, merit special attention because of their far-reaching implications. Read the full piece here.
The Diplomat | October 11, 2012 | By Manik Suri
President Obama’s engagement with India rests on the twin pillars of common values and converging interests. Our liberal democracies face common challenges across Asia – from combating fundamentalist violence in the west to preventing authoritarian power plays in the east. Obama’s foresighted India policy has advanced democracy, boosted our economy, and left America stronger. Governor Romney, meanwhile, has hardly mentioned India, reflecting a deeper failure to formulate a strategic vision for U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century – yet another sign that he is dangerously out-of-touch with present day realities. Read the full piece here.
Harvard National Security Journal | September 3, 2012 | By Manik Suri
Over the past decade, national security policymakers have encouraged greater use of numbers, probabilities and estimative language to enhance intelligence and improve decision-making. Such efforts should be praised, yet they suffer from serious shortcomings that still need to be addressed. Read the full piece here.
RealClearMarkets | August 30, 2012 | By Manik Suri
The United States urgently needs an ambitious trade strategy for the world’s fastest growing region: Asia. An obvious place to begin would be India — one of its largest emerging markets. While newly launched talks on an investment agreement with New Delhi couldn’t be more propitious, the Obama administration must commit serious political capital to overcome protectionist opposition and build on considerable bipartisan consensus in favor of deeper U.S.-India economic ties. Read the full piece here.
The U.S. Studies Center at the University of Sydney | August 21, 2012 | By Devesh Kapur and Manik Suri
Asia is witnessing a growing divergence between “geoeconomics” and “geopolitics,” centered around China. While China offers unparalleled near-term economic opportunities, cumulative decisions taken by thousands of American, Japanese, Taiwanese, and Korean firms are ironically helping to build these countries’ most formidable strategic competitor. Beijing’s growing competitiveness – and assertiveness – are forcing Asian nations to hedge against the risks created by deepening economic networks binding the region together. Read the full piece here. (Forthcoming as a chapter in the Oxford Handbook of the Economics of the Pacific Rim)
Harvard National Security Journal | August 16, 2012 | By LT Elan Ghazal and Manik Suri
The Pentagon’s growing use of civilian manpower to augment force projection — including the deployment of civilian mariners aboard U.S. warships during contingency operations against Libya in 2011 — raises serious questions at the intersection of law and war. Read the full piece here.
The Hindu: Business Line | August 15, 2012 | By Manik Suri
India’s efforts at strategic autonomy — being part of both Chinese and American plans in Afghanistan — may not prove workable. Read the full piece here.
India in Transition | August 13, 2012 | By Manik Suri
The United States and India face an opportunity to expand their strategic partnership in Afghanistan — but only if New Delhi accepts that maintaining its “strategy autonomy” will likely prove increasingly costly. Read the full piece here.
Harvard National Security Journal | November 13, 2011 | By Manik Suri
While the United States has built one of the most sophisticated export control regimes in the world, its Cold War era architecture must be transformed to reflect today’s realities and meet tomorrow’s challenges. In 2010, President Obama launched a comprehensive Export Control Reform Initiative that, once implemented, will mark a vital step toward promoting U.S. national security and economic competitiveness in the 21st century. Read the full piece here.
Foreign Policy | November 24, 2009 | By Manik Suri
The anniversary of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks serves as a reminder that the front lines in the “war on terror” lie not only in New York and Washington, DC, but as far afield as Karachi and Mumbai. The attacks were planned and directed by LeT militants within Pakistan — a clarion call for the United States to take a stronger stance toward Islamabad and promote closer counter-terrorism cooperation with India. Read the full piece here.