Archive | October 7, 2014

Dynamics in Indo-US relations

Indo-US relations

Dynamics of Indo-US relations

President Obama declared in 2010, India-US relations to be the defining partnership of the 21st century. India’s foreign policy goals today include creating a facilitating environment for India’s continuing transformation; securing access to markets, investments, technology, energy sources and strategic minerals; coping with the challenges of climate change; securing the global commons- outer space, oceans, transportation and communication networks; and reforming the UNO and bretton woods institutions. Many of these goals put India and US in different compartments. Read More…


In the 18th century, Germany was divided into a number of states. By the end of the Napoleonic wars, many states ceased to exist, but still, some 38 independent states remained in Germany. Prussia, Wurttemberg, Bavaria and Saxony were the larger states. The politically divided Germany was an obstacle for its economic development. The social and economic system was also backward.
German unification

Unification of Germany

Prussia was the most powerful state. It was reactionary, and dominated by a class of big landlords, called Junkers. Prussia was also an important leader of the Holy Alliance. Read More…