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“Arise and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time.” Winston Churchill
“Proclaim Liberty throughout All the land unto All the Inhabitants Thereof.” Inscription on the Liberty Bell
Renewable energy, along with unicorn flop sweat, Al Gore’s organic gasses, and moonbeams always get the ink for the “future of energy.” And don’t forget how Tom Friedman and others like to remind us that China is going to overtake the U.S. as a “clean energy leader” because Trump dumped the Paris Climate Accord (thereby causing Hurricane Harvey in the process). Turns out if you look close you find out »
A few days ago I noted that India has suggested it might go along with the UN’s climate nonsense—if the developed world will cough up $2.4 trillion in foreign aid. (Previously the climate community had spoken of aid in the range of $200—$300 billion for all of the developing world.) Well, the first draft of a prospective climate treaty agreement was released earlier this week, and there’s nothing specific in »
The latest potentially damning “Clinton cash” allegation involves a 2008 nuclear agreement between India and the United States. According to Politico, Peter Schweizer says that Hillary Clinton changed her position on the agreement after Indian business and government interests flooded various Clinton enterprises with cash. The newly obtained chapter, titled “Indian Nukes: How to Win a Medal by Changing Hillary’s Mind,” details a series of donations and overtures from Indians »
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is typically called “controversial” or “divisive,” which means the liberal establishment of India and internationally doesn’t like him. I don’t know if he deserves the accolade as the “Ronald Reagan of India,” but I hear he has some reformist instincts about opening up India’s economy and fighting corruption. One thing his government has done is tell Obama and the UN to go stuff it on »
The media are downplaying the fact that Obama left India empty-handed on the chief object of his state visit: he wanted India to reach some kind of climate agreement like the phony one Obama made with China a few months ago. India refused. The Hindustan Times reports: India’s resistance to accept a peak year for emissions was a prime reason why US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi »
We have been remiss in not noting the most important event of the last week: India’s election, which resulted in a landslide victory for Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party. Bharatiya Janata won an absolute majority in India’s Parliament, so Modi will not only be installed as India’s new Prime Minister, he will be able to implement many of the policies on which he campaigned. While India’s circumstances are unique, to »
The Times of India reports that Pakistani intelligence services were planning a terrorist attack against the Israeli mission in Bengaluru (also known as Bangalore) and the American consulate in Chennai (both are cities in Southern India). The reported plot was thwarted when Indian security officials interrogated a Sri Lankan national who allegedly was hired by a Pakistani agent to conduct reconnaissance of the two diplomatic missions. The Sri Lankan, Sakir »
So while we wait for the fallout from the massive bailout of Spanish banks that has unfolded over the last 72 hours, and ponder the prospect of a breakdown in China’s economy discussed here yesterday, let’s not overlook the other tiger of Asian economic growth—India. The Economist warns this week (“Farewell to Incredible India”) that its economy may be on the wane, too: IN A world economy as troubled as »
During a two-day stay in India, Secretary of Defense Panetta urged India to: (1) take a larger role in Afghanistan and (2) support the Obama administration’s new policy that purports to counterbalance China’s growing influence and military power. This shouldn’t have been a hard sell. India has an interest in as much stability as can be achieved in Afghanistan because instability there might well benefit Pakistan. And India has an »