India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi walks past Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (left) and China’s Premier Li Keqiang (right) during the 14th East Asia Summit in Bangkok on November 4, on the sidelines of the 35th Asean Summit. Photo: AFP India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi walks past Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (left) and China’s Premier Li Keqiang (right) during the 14th East Asia Summit in Bangkok on November 4, on the sidelines of the 35th Asean Summit. Photo: AFP
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi walks past Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (left) and China’s Premier Li Keqiang (right) during the 14th East Asia Summit in Bangkok on November 4, on the sidelines of the 35th Asean Summit. Photo: AFP
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Brian P. Klein

India’s shock RCEP exit makes domestic economic reforms more urgent

  • India’s economy needs reviving but after exiting the RCEP and with no US trade deal in sight, Modi’s few options revolve around economic reform – which threaten to be overshadowed by his focus on Hindu nationalism

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi walks past Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (left) and China’s Premier Li Keqiang (right) during the 14th East Asia Summit in Bangkok on November 4, on the sidelines of the 35th Asean Summit. Photo: AFP India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi walks past Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (left) and China’s Premier Li Keqiang (right) during the 14th East Asia Summit in Bangkok on November 4, on the sidelines of the 35th Asean Summit. Photo: AFP
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi walks past Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (left) and China’s Premier Li Keqiang (right) during the 14th East Asia Summit in Bangkok on November 4, on the sidelines of the 35th Asean Summit. Photo: AFP
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Brian P. Klein

Brian P. Klein

Brian P. Klein (@brianpklein) is a geopolitical and economic strategist and former US diplomat.