We sat down to speak with Silicon Valley-based Anja Manuel, who is co-founder and partner at RiceGatesHadley, LLC, a strategic consulting company about her new book This Brave New World: India, China and the United States. This is the first book that Manuel has written on a subject that she is very familiar and has travelled in India and China quite a bit.

Manuel argues that India, China are the 2 largest and rising nations in this century. She underscores that India, China and the US stand to gain a lot through partnership and collaboration. She explains why and how the 3 countries can work together.  She also examines the challenges and wrinkles that exist in the relationship between and among these countries.

Manuel worked in the State Department from 2005 to 2007. She served as Special Assistant to Under-Secretary for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns. She was part of the US negotiating team for the US-India civilian nuclear deal.

Manuel is a lawyer and studied at Stanford and Harvard.