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Seven Ways Trump Can Improve Ties with India

How might Indo-U.S. ties develop under the incoming Trump administration? In a recent column published in The New Indian Express, John C. Bersia, Special Assistant to the President for Global Perspectives and Co-Chair of The India Center at UCF, sought expert opinions on several ways President-elect Donald Trump might improve Indo-U.S. relations, and discussed the role […]

Khaled Almaeena: Trump should be an honest broker of peace

Khaled Almaeena, a managing partner of Quartz, is a veteran Saudi journalist, commentator and businessman specialising in Saudi Arabia, Indo-Arab relations and U.S.-Arab relations. He currently serves as editor-at-large of the Saudi Gazette, and is a co-founder and board member of NAAM Association, which promotes cultural dialogue and supports civil-society organisations. He has held a broad […]

Indo-U.S. Ties in the Trump Administration: What to Expect

Now that American voters have selected a new president, Donald Trump, what’s next? In a recent article published in The New Indian Express, the India Center Staff look to the future and discuss the trajectory of Indo-U.S. relations under a Trump Presidency. This article is one in a series of pieces stemming from a collaboration […]

Indian-Americans in the Gubernatorial and Congressional Arenas

Today, there are only two Indian-American governors and one Indian-American member of Congress in the United States. In a recent article published in The New Indian Express, Senior Program Assistant Shannon Payne explored some of the ways Indian Americans – who, at some 3.5 million, constitute a growing political force within the U.S. population – are […]

Indian-American UCF Students on the 2016 Presidential Election

On a campus as active as the University of Central Florida, there are a wide variety of opinions to be found on the upcoming U.S. presidential elections. In a recent article published in The New Indian Express, India Fellow Pratyush Goberdhan and Senior Program Assistant Shannon Payne collected the thoughts of several Indian-American students at UCF […]

Clinton, Trump and the U.S.-India Relationship

Which of the U.S. presidential candidates – Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump – would be better to boost ties between the United States and India? John C. Bersia, Special Assistant to the President for Global Perspectives and Co-Chair of The India Center at UCF, explores the potential answers to this question in a recent […]

Indo-U.S. Ties and the 2016 Presidential Election

John C. Bersia, Special Assistant to the President for Global Perspectives and Co-Chair of The India Center at UCF, recently published a column in The New Indian Express on the significance of ties between India and the United States. In this column, Bersia describes the absence of substantive discussion about U.S. foreign policy and international […]

The India Center Welcomes a New Fellow

Senior business journalist Sunitha Natti has been selected as a non-resident Fellow for The India Center in the College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida. Natti, who had worked as a special correspondent – and, later, as a senior assistant editor – for The New Indian Express from 2008-2016, is currently an independent writer and researcher on multiple projects. […]

Prime Minister Modi Condemns Religious Violence in India

After a series of attacks on churches in Delhi, India’s Prime Minister Modi addressed the nation on Tuesday in the capital to condemn religious violence in India (NY Times). He expressed that his government will not tolerate any violence against any religions and prosecutions will be in effect for these crimes. Church officials have prompted […]

Vogue Empower – Feminism Sells in India

While the male-dominant ideologies linked to the traditional Indian woman take over the majority of India, Vogue India’s Vogue Empower movement has initiated for more modern, gender equal and female-friendly media through advertisements (Vogue India). The movement has spread through social media outlets through #VogueEmpower in efforts to raise awareness about the oppression of women […]