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US-India trade initiative

This working group will take a political-economic approach in its examination of US-India trade relations. It will begin by developing a shared understanding of existing formal and informal governmental relationships that drive current trade positions and negotiation, and will critically examine the political and economic incentives. It will then identify and consider potential agreements with mutual benefit and limited areas of disagreement that may be pursued to facilitate trust, as well as policy tools available to the United States and India.

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The South Asia Center serves as the Atlantic Council’s focal point for work on greater South Asia as well as its relations between these countries, the neighboring regions, Europe, and the United States.



Mon, Jul 26, 2021

Chhibber on Business Standard: Ease vs cost of doing business in India

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Fri, Jul 23, 2021

It’s Time for a Difficult Conversation with Delhi

The U.S.-India relationship presently presents the U.S. foreign policy establishment with a paradox. The degradation of India’s democracy challenges the logic underlying the relationship.

SouthAsiaSource by Yelena Biberman

Economy & Business India

Wed, Jul 21, 2021

Can we distribute the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic more equitably?

This piece follows three business owners in India whose livelihoods have been crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic. All of them are participants of the REVIVE initiative by Samhita.

SouthAsiaSource by Iti Bhargava and Ojas

Coronavirus Inclusive Growth

Mon, Jul 19, 2021

Event recap: “Report Launch: Reimagining the US-India trade relationship”

On July 7, 2021, the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center hosted Ambassador Robert Holleyman, partner at Crowell & Moring LLP, and Ambassador Jeffrey Gerrish, partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and Affiliates to launch the newly released report, Reimagining the US-India trade relationship, curated by Atlantic Council's South Asia Center's non-resident senior fellows Ridhika Batra, Mark Linscott, Harsha Vardhana Singh, and non-resident fellow Anand Raghuraman.

Event Recap by Ayra Khan

Economy & Business India

Mon, Jul 19, 2021

Batra on Outlook: Think tank recommends India set up new trade negotiating body

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business India

Wed, Jul 14, 2021

Event recap: “REVIVING India’s informal workforce and entrepreneurs”

Overall, the pandemic transformed how we look at the needs of micro-entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurs, and those within the informal sector. It amplified the need to address the inequality within communities while also pushing various sectors, including commercial and non-profit, to push the boundaries on what recovery means. COVID-19 gave businesses opportunities to stand up for the most vulnerable. In doing so, the REVIVE alliance has helped set the stage for a new, resilient normal.

Event Recap by Ayra Khan

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Thu, Jul 8, 2021

Former USTR officials: U.S. needs ‘bite-sized’ approach to trade with India

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Future of Work

Tue, Jul 6, 2021

Raghuraman quoted in AlJazeera on how the US and India have a lot of work to do on digital cooperation

In the News by Atlantic Council

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Sun, Jul 4, 2021

Manning in The National Interest: The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue is consolidating its power against China

On July 4, Robert Manning and James Przystup published an article in The National Interest detailing the Biden administration’s new approach the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (also known as the Quad), which they say puts the institution at the forefront of its Indo-Pacific strategy. “In a region of staid, ritualized, bureaucratically inert multilateral institutions, this shift […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Australia China

Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Shahid joins Clubhouse to discuss family planning and politics in India

In the News by Atlantic Council

India Politics & Diplomacy