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North America


The North American Centre is dedicated to study and research mainly the domestic and foreign policies of the United States. The Centre primarily focuses on studying and analysing the India-US Strategic Partnership and US foreign policy towards Asia. It also studies India-US bilateral economic relations. The Centre closely follows the developments in the United States and analyses its major implications for its domestic and foreign policy. Through its regular activities the Centre constantly engages in understanding the emerging trends in US’ domestic and foreign policies in contemporary times and its major implications for the world, with prime focus on India.

The broad focus areas of focus for study are:

  • India-United States Strategic Partnership
  • US Domestic Politics
  • India-United States Economic Ties
  • US foreign policy towards Asia (China, Korea, Japan etc.)
  • US foreign policy towards South Asia
  • Emerging trends in US domestic and foreign policies
  • Emerging opportunities and challenges for US foreign policy


Distinguesed Fellow

Prospects of US–German Relations under Trump

March 15, 2017

In respect of trade and commerce, some uncertainties are looming over both US-German relations and US-EU relations.

Trump and Israeli Settlements Expansion

February 22, 2017

It is in the US interest not to encourage Israeli policies that could possibly lead to further radicalisation of Palestinians.

Between Hope and Despair: Trump and the Future of the United Nations

February 10, 2017

Guterres has to forcefully convey to the new US administration that the US-UN relationship is a two-way street, where both parties need each other to safeguard their respective interests.

President Trump and the Mexican Border Wall

February 03, 2017

The reaction to President Trump’s utterances and avowed policies on the Mexican border wall and tariff has attracted strong criticism. It is surprising that Trump, who is known to view developments and decide on policies in transactional terms, appears short-sighted and unwilling to view the implications of his policies in a long-term perspective.

US Security Strategy of Asian Rebalance: India’s Role and Concerns

January 2017

China’s aggressive rise and strained relations with its Asia-Pacific neighbours—a region with immense economic and strategic potential—have forced the US to forge a strategy of Asian rebalance. Besides making China suspicious, this strategy has aroused the possibility of a new cold war. In contrast, though India’s relations with China have improved considerably since the 1962 War, the unresolved border issue and the threatening Chinese attitude do not allow India to trust China.