Tag Archives: Barack Obama

‘Zombie ideas that caused the near-meltdown of financial markets are still driving policy’

(This interview, with John Quiggin, professor of economics at the University of Queensland in St Lucia and author of Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us, was published in DNA edition dated January 3, 2011.) The arresting cover … Continue reading

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Stephen Roach takes the ‘baseball bat’ to Paul Krugman

(This article was published in DNA edition dated December 10, 2010.) Venky Vembu The intellectual war of words between economists Stephen Roach and Paul Krugman is the stuff of legends. They disagree – vehemently – on the fundamentals underlying the … Continue reading

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Think Asia is out of the woods? Think again

(This article was published in DNA edition dated December 10, 2010.) Venky Vembu Ever since Stephen Roach, arguably one of the world’s most influential economists, moved back to the US in July after “three fantastic years” in Hong Kong as … Continue reading

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5 reasons why Obama’s visit was a colossal flop

(This column, intended entirely in jest, was published in DNA edition dated November 19, 2010.) Venky Vembu Reading media narratives of US President Barack Obama’s visit to India last week leaves me wondering if these commentators and I are on the … Continue reading

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The Power Club

Venky Vembu (This article, which addresses five fundamental questions arising from US President Barack Obama’s announcement of US support for India’s candidacy for permanent membership of the UN Security Council, was published in DNA edition dated November 14, 2010 as … Continue reading

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‘Even determined US leadership may not be enough to get India in’

Venky Vembu (This is a longer version of an interview with Dr Stewart M. Patrick, global governance expert at the Council on Foreign Relations, that was published in DNA edition dated November 14, 2010 as part of a package of … Continue reading

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The US has coddled many dictators; we’re no less virtuous: Shashi Tharoor

(This interview with former Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor, in the context of US President Barack Obama’s recent articulation of US support for India’s candidacy for permanent membership of the UN Security Council, was published in DNA … Continue reading

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