[Rescheduled] A Matter Of Trust: India-U.S. Relations from Truman to Trump

Online only. This event was rescheduled from May 30 to June 5.
A Matter of Trust book cover
Better World Books

India, the world’s largest democracy, is holding general elections, which will wrap up in June. How will the election shape U.S.-India relations at a time when growing global tensions have put a spotlight on how India will navigate its international relationships and concerns about authoritarian trends in India have simultaneously grown. In her book A Matter of Trust: India-US Relations from Truman to Trump, Meenakshi Ahamed draws on a unique trove of presidential papers, newly declassified documents, memoirs and interviews with officials directly involved in events on both sides to put together an illuminating account of the U.S.-India relationship, and how it has been closely shaped by the personalities of key leaders. With India once again going to the polls, understanding the history of the U.S.-India relationship is essential for understanding how the elections will shape the future.

Join New America's Future Security Program on May 30 (online) as they welcome Meenakshi Ahamed to discuss her book A Matter of Trust: India-US Relations From Truman to Trump and the U.S.-India relationship. The conversation will be moderated by New America Vice President and Arizona State University Professor of Practice Peter Bergen.

Join the conversation online using #MatterofTrust #NewAmericaEvents and following @NewAmericaISP.      

Meenakshi Ahamed is a freelance journalist and has written on American foreign policy for publications such as The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Seminar. She was the London correspondent for NDTV from 1989-1996, and holds a post-graduate degree from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, in development economics and public health. She is based in Washington, DC and New York City. 


Meenakshi Ahamed
Author, A Matter of Trust


Peter Bergen
Vice President, New America
Co-Director, Future Security
Professor of Practice, Arizona State University