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By Kaushik Basu

Appointed because the leader fiscal adviser (CEA) to the govt of India in 2009, Basu—a theorist, with exact curiosity in improvement economics, and a professor of economics at Cornell University—discovered the complexity of employing monetary types to the genuine global. powerful policymaking, Basu discovered, integrates technical wisdom with political understanding. during this booklet, he describes the artwork of financial policymaking, seen during the lens of his and a part years as CEA.

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Pakistan and Iran are currently seeking to become full members. While Chinese motives in SCO are many and diverse, it is likely that the principal reason for the Chinese initiative was its concern to wean the central Asian states from their economic and political reliance on Russia. Beyond that, the development of stable political relations with the potentially major oil and gas suppliers in the region has been high on the list (Boekestein and Henderson 2005). Although the physical logistics of supply from the various former Soviet republics are potentially problematic (though, for instance, China is currently constructing a pipeline to supply gas from a non-SCO member, Turkmenistan), intergovernmental relations via SCO should help to secure supplies, should problems arise in the ‘bottlenecks’ of China’s oil supply lines from the Persian Gulf: the Straits of Hormuz and Melaka (see below).

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