Anja Manuel

During Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the U.S., the Indian Prime Minister urged closer ties between the two democracies to anchor global “peace, prosperity and stability.” Author and former state department official Anja Manuel makes a similar point in her book, “This Brave New World.” Manuel posits that the U.S. forsakes its relationship with India and instead fixates on China. She’ll join us to discuss her book and why it’s vital that the U.S. work to keep both major powers as allies.

Anja Manuel Explores India’s Role as a Force for Democracy in ‘This Brave New World’ 13 June,2016Michael Krasny

Anja Manuel, author of "This Brave New World: India, China, and the United States"; partner with Rice Hadley Gates LLC

  • geraldfnord

    What sort of advertisement for democracy is it in the Muslim world for the world’s largest such to have elected a man who shewed at best indifference but what were more reasonably construed as active hostility to the lives of Muslims…and for the world’s most powerful democracy at times seeming to be poised to elect a man who seems quite willing tto lump all Muslums together as one hostile mass?

  • Chris OConnell

    Michael Krasny said our interest is in fostering good relations between India and China. That would be nice but actually our Establishment is concerned with the growth of China and its potential emergence as a regional hegemon. Therefore, our interest is to work with India and many other nations in Asia to contain China.

  • Robert Thomas

    What does Ms Manuel think about the efforts of the 5th Pillar and its promulgation of the “Zero Rupee Note” proffered as payment of the $5B in bribery annually demanded in India?

  • Observer World

    Modi was complicit in the violence that cost 1000 muslms thr lives in 2002. Much like Trump, he is bigoted and has fuelled animosity and violence toward Muslims.Michael has little knowledge about India and dwells too much on it’s slums. There is a large middle class and several billionaires there. Modi actually comes in the way of better relations between the US and India.

  • Sarah Katherine Williams

    Michael Krasny has been using Orlando as a transition to speak about Daesh without any context. This is ridiculously offensive. The Orlando shooting is about homophobic terrorism, and expressing it as primarily connected to Daesh is minimizing the plight of the LGBTQ community.


Michael Krasny

Michael Krasny, PhD, has been in broadcast journalism since 1983. He was with ABC in both radio and television and migrated to public broadcasting in 1993. He has been Professor of English at San Francisco State University and also taught at Stanford, the University of San Francisco and the University of California, as well as in the Fulbright International Institutes. A veteran interviewer for the nationally broadcast City Arts and Lectures, he is the author of a number of books, including “Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life” (Stanford University Press) “Spiritual Envy” (New World); “Sound Ideas” (with M.E. Sokolik/ McGraw-Hill); “Let There Be Laughter” (Harper-Collins) as well as the twenty-four lecture series in DVD, audio and book, “Short Story Masterpieces” (The Teaching Company). He has interviewed many of the world’s leading political, cultural, literary, science and technology figures, as well as major figures from the world of entertainment. He is the recipient of many awards and honors including the S.Y. Agnon Medal for Intellectual Achievement; The Eugene Block Award for Human Rights Journalism; the James Madison Freedom of Information Award; the Excellence in Journalism Award from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association; Career Achievement Award from the Society of Professional Journalists and an award from the Radio and Television News Directors Association. He holds a B.A. (cum laude) and M.A. from Ohio University and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin.

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