Relevant Reading:The World Cup Will Not Change the Status of American Soccer
Michael MandelbaumThe Meaning of Sports: Why Americans Watch Baseball, Football, and Basketball and What They See When They Do
Michael MandelbaumNarendra Modi’s Path Forward
C. Raja Mohan
Good afternoon, TAI podcast listeners! We’ve got nearly 40 minutes of informative, entertaining content for you this week.First, Michael Mandelbaum, TAI board member and Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, returns the show to reflect on the recent ascendancy of soccer in America’s consciousness, and shares his reservations for the future of the sport in the US.Then, distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation in Delhi, foreign affairs columnist for the Indian Express, and TAI board member C. Raja Mohan discusses India’s new prime minister Narendra Modi, and what his election means for the Indian economy, job creation, and Asian geopolitics.Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, and follow Richard Aldous (@RJAldous) and C. Raja Mohan (@MohanCRaja) on Twitter.