Eagle Eye by Chintamani Mahapatra
India-US: Significance of the Second Modi-Obama Meet
Chintamani Mahapatra · 11 Dec, 2014 · 4770
In less than four months, the new Prime Minister of India and US President Barack Obama will meet for their second summit in New Delhi. The first summit was the outcome of Obama’s initiative when he called the newly elected Prime Mi ...
Has President Obama Turned Lame Duck?
Chintamani Mahapatra · 10 Nov, 2014 · 4733
The US’ mid-term Congressional election result was, in the perception of the Republican Party – that came to control the US Congress for the first time in last eight years – a referendum on incumbent President Barack Oba ...
Modi-Obama Summit: Criticism for Criticism’s Sake?
Chintamani Mahapatra · 13 Oct, 2014 · 4691
India’s hyperactive Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now widely known for his magic - the Modi Magic. His charisma made him popular ever since he began his tour of India to campaign for the parliamentary election and his charm became m ...
Changing Global Balance of Power: Obama’s Response
Chintamani Mahapatra · 08 Sep, 2014 · 4649
The term ‘unipolar world order’ has slowly been erased from the lexicon of current debates on world affairs. While the Obama Administration appears determined to keep the flag of Pax Americana flying around the world, events i ...
Obama Administration: Re-engaging India
Chintamani Mahapatra · 11 Aug, 2014 · 4601
After months of downgrading its engagement with the Indian government, US President Barack Obama’s administration has woken up to the new reality of a transformed political profile in New Delhi, and has managed to alter its diplomat ...
US in South Asia: Declining Influence
Chintamani Mahapatra · 14 Jul, 2014 · 4555
The US’ influence in South Asia is fast diminishing and this trend is likely to continue deep into the future. In the aftermath of World War II, South Asia was considered a strategic backwater by the US policymakers. Additionally, S ...
US Foreign Policy: Rehashing Old Stances
Chintamani Mahapatra · 09 Jun, 2014 · 4501
The foreign policy community’s anxious wait to hear US President Barack Obama make his foreign policy speech at the West Point Military Academy finally came to an end on 28 May, 2014. In his commencement address to the graduating mi ...
US’ Frantic Effort to Make the Rebalancing Strategy Work
Chintamani Mahapatra · 12 May, 2014 · 4430
Since late 2011, the Obama administration has been repeatedly trumpeting a new strategy to sustain and strengthen the US’s interests in the Asia-Pacific.
First, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton published an artic ...
US, Ukraine and the End of Unipolarity
Chintamani Mahapatra · 14 Apr, 2014 · 4387
When Ukraine became a sovereign independent republic following the Soviet disintegration, a unipolar world order was born. Now with Crimea’s secession from Ukraine and the annexation to Russia, the death of the unipolar world seems ...
US-China Cold Confrontation: New Paradigm of Asian Security
Chintamani Mahapatra · 10 Mar, 2014 · 4333
The US Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent visit to China exemplified a complex dynamics of relations between the existing superpower and an aspiring one.
The US’ “Manifest Destiny” and China’s “Middl ...