Future historians might consider Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision last week to settle a festering border dispute with Bangladesh as a statesman-like act of great significance, disproportionate to mere 37 square miles of land that it involves.
Nayan Chanda is the founding editor-in-chief of <a href="http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/" rel="nofollow">YaleGlobal Online</a> published since 2002 and is a Contributing Editor of The WorldPost. <br> <br> For nearly thirty years before he joined Yale University Chanda was with the Hong Kong-based magazine the Far Eastern Economic Review as its editor, editor-at-large and correspondent. In 1989-90 Chanda was a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington. From 1990-1992 Chanda was editor of the Asian Wall Street Journal Weekly, published from New York. <br> <br> He is the author of <u>Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers and Warriors Shaped Globalization</u> (Yale University Press, 2007) Chinese, French, Korean, Japanese, Italian, and Turkish translations of the book have been published. Portuguese translations will be published in 2011. He is also the author of Brother Enemy: The War After the War and co-author of over a dozen books on Asian politics, security and foreign policy including Soldiers and Stability in Southeast Asia and The Political Economy of Foreign Policy In Southeast Asia and The International Relations of Asia. He co-edited with Strobe Talbott The Age of Terror: America and the World After September 11. <br> <br> Chanda writes a fortnightly column 'Bound Together' in India's BusinessWorld magazine and Singapore Straits Times. He is an occasional contributor to the opinion page of the International Herald Tribune and is a member of the editorial board of GlobalAsia , New Global Studies journal. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. <br> <br> He is the recipient of the Shorenstein Award for 2005. The Award honors a journalist not only for a distinguished body of work, but also for the particular way it has helped an American audience understand the complexities of Asia. It is presented jointly by the Shorenstein Forum at Stanford and the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University.
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