Obama's Second Wind
Chicago Council President Marshall M. Bouton authored "Obama's Second Wind
," an opinion piece published in The Indian Express
on November 17, 2012.
The opinion article proposes how President Obama's next four years in office will lead to changes and breakthroughs in U.S.-India relations. Also, the India-U.S. relationship will be central to the majority of Obama’s five overriding foreign policy objectives –renewing economic growth at home and globally, preventing the Iranian nuclear programme from further destabilising the Middle East, stabilising Afghanistan post-2014, strengthening U.S. presence and the regional balance of power in Asia, restarting global efforts to deal with the threats of climate change and food insecurity.
Marshall M. Bouton
has been president of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs since 2001. Prior to that, he served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Asia Society. His previous positions included director for policy analysis for Near East, Africa and South Asia in the Department of Defense, special assistant to the U.S. ambassador to India, and executive secretary for the Indo-U.S. Subcommission on Education and Culture. He is an author or editor of several books, articles and opeds on India, Asia and U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Bouton earned a B.A. in history at Harvard, an M.A. in South Asian studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in political science at the University of Chicago.