“Trade works. Tariffs don’t. It’s as simple as that.” John Murphy (MSFS’92), senior vice president for international policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, penned an op-ed arguing that tariffs are hurting American families and workers.
This article, published by Peak Magazine, discusses Parag Khanna’s latest book, “The Future is Asian.” According to the article, “[Khanna’s] sixth book takes a deep dive into the premise that all of Asia, from Saudi Arabia to Japan and Russia to Australia, is set to be the world’s most important region, following centuries of European and American dominance.”
CreditEnable, founded by CEO, Nadia Sood (SFS’97), and Varun Sahni, is partnering with the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), “to help its members raise finance to be competitive at a global level.” The partnership will help 70 million Indian businesses (small and medium-sized businesses, “SMEs”), and if they are successful, SMEs would be able to expand and modernize, which would lead to an increase in jobs and wealth.
Congressman Mike Gallagher (SSP’12) was published in the National Review, arguing in defense of NATO. NATO in terms of U.S. alliances really started with President Eisenhower; his commitment “became a baseline for successful Republican foreign-policy presidencies after his, including Ronald Reagan’s.” Today, there are more debates for and against NATO; however, Congressman Gallagher claims that the conservative case for NATO is that it “bolsters American National Interests.”
The city of Montgomery, New Jersey recently swore in the first female South Asian mayor in the United States’ east coast.
Sadaf Jaffer (SFS’05) has dedicated herself to social justice and education, and says her background as the child of immigrants inspired her to learn about other cultures.
In this op-ed published on Thomson Reuters Foundation News, Olivia Enos (MASIA’17) discusses why businesses should care about the use of forced labor in Xinjiang. Specifically, Enos notes that importing goods from Xinjiang “not only poses reputational risks but may have tangible, legal consequences.” Further, “the events transpiring in Xinjiang add additional weight to China’s designation in the TIP report and up the ante for businesses with suppliers in China to more closely monitor their supply chain for forced labor.”