Over the last two decades, India has taken unprecedented steps to engage with its diaspora. What lessons can it draw from the experiences of other entities in legislative advocacy, coalition building, and public diplomacy? To discuss this issue, Brookings India will host a conversation featuring Jason Isaacson, Director of Government and International Affairs at the American Jewish Committee and Arun Kumar Singh, India’s former Ambassador to the United States and Israel.
The discussion will be private, off-the-record and under the Chatham House Rule. RSVP Shruti Godbole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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[The resignation of assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs Wess Mitchell] is surprising news, which seems to have caught everyone off guard. He doesn’t appear to have shared this news with his ambassadors, who were in Washington last week for a global chiefs of mission conference. His deputy is also slated to retire soon, which raises question of near term leadership on European policy at a time of challenges there.
[Wess] Mitchell was a strong supporter of NATO, particularly in Eastern Europe where he will be sorely missed. His departure comes follows the resignation of senior Pentagon officials – Robert Karem and Tom Goffus – working on NATO along with Secretary Mattis. Without this pro-alliance caucus, NATO is now more vulnerable than at any time since the beginning of the Trump administration.