May 14, 2018
Dr. Alyssa Ayres first arrived in India in 1990 when the country’s political and economic future appeared uncertain – since then, she has closely followed Delhi’s growing confidence on the world’s stage and the international community’s expanding interest in India. Capturing this transformation in her newest book, “Our Time Has Come,” Dr. Ayres joins Tea Leaves to highlight the opportunities and also the persistent challenges that India faces in the decade ahead. With an eye to the future, she places particular emphasis on how China’s explosive emergence has simultaneously shaped India’s own aspirations and presented unprecedented challenges through its increased presence in the Indian Ocean. With this in the backdrop, Dr. Ayres and the Tea Leaves hosts engage in an exciting discussion on what all this means for India’s status in the world, its relationship with Pakistan and Bangladesh, and its ties with the United States.