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Advice to Obama in India: Don’t Forget the Economy

President Obama attended India’s Republic Day Celebrations as its chief guest—the first time a U.S. head of state has been given this honor. Bilateral discussions, however, were the main order of business for this trip, cut short by the death of Saudi King Abdullah. Talks likely focused, in their limited form, on a range of important defense and foreign policy issues; the economy should take a prominent place among them.