|Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations is a foreign policy think tank in Mumbai. It was established to engage India’s leading corporations and individuals in debates and scholarships on India’s foreign policy and the nation’s role in global affairs. It is a membership-based, independent, non-partisan and not-for-profit organization. One of our main endeavours is to create an ecosystem for discussion and debate on issues relevant to India and the world. Thus, partnering with Oxford University Press to publish Nish Acharya’s ideas on the economic potential of an India-US partnership fits well in this goal. Through this partnership, Gateway House’s scholarly literature on geopolitics and geoeconomics will be available as a source of knowledge to a global audience.
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The India – US partnership by Nish Acharya is the first book in the series. The story of USA India relations is one of unfulfilled potential. Despite their common commitment to democracy, diversity, and free markets, their short- and long-term objectives do not align in a way that would create a robust economic and political partnership. These two nations, which will soon be the second and the third largest economies in the world, must find ways to increase their economic integration over the next 15 years a through building institutional capacity, creating a startup culture, and using India’s talent pool to resolve complex problems.
Engaging the question of bilateral partnership from the perspectives of investment, public policy, and philanthropy, Acharya delves into ways in which India can approach the goal of $1 trillion worth of economic ties with the US by 2030. Backed by 62 interviews of leaders from business, government, civil society, and the academia and 16 case studies on the growing impact of American organizations on the Indian economy, this study highlights organizations that are inspirational models for their sectors and are aiming at realizing a trillion-dollar, long-term economic partnership between India and America.
Nish Acharya, Senior Fellow with the Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C. and the Indian Council on Global Relations, Mumbai. Nish Acharya leads a social enterprise investment fund for the Calvert Foundation, USA. He is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C. and the Indian Council on Global Relations, Mumbai, India. He is also a columnist for Forbes.
“Oxford University Press is delighted to associate with Gateway House in nurturing relevant and accessible scholarship on India’s current strategic interests. Together, our commitment lies in bringing forward the most authoritative debates and discussions around India’s foreign policy and its role in international affairs. We aspire to build a corpus of scholarship, both local and global, that will play a reinvigorating role in Indian diplomacy and are happy to release the recently published book by Nish Acharya, India US Partnership: $ 1 Trillion by 2030, as a part of this initiative.”
Sugata Ghosh Ph.D, Director – Global Academic Publishing, Oxford University Press; India
“Gateway House and Oxford University Press have partnered to offer to the public, a resource of ideas and thought leadership on India’s strategic interests in business, technology, security and economics. Through serious scholarship and accessible writing, we intend for this partnership to explain how India’s growing global engagement can be a positive and transformative force.”
-Manjeet Kripalani, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Affairs, Mumbai.
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