This project will involve library research and analysis of primary sources on Indian economy and foreign policy, as well as US and Soviet diplomacy and aid programs. Specific projects will depend on the interests and skills of the research partner. Strong analytical skills and interest in at least one of the three key countries (India, US, Russia) is a must; language abilities in Russian and/or German would be a bonus. Alternatively, a student with basic skills in economics analysis (with or without language skills) would also be helpful.
Having a research partner will allow a co-analyst to work with sources and both expand and enrich research possibilities. The research partner would get a chance to both observe and participate in historical research that covers a wide geographic and methodological range.