How to get India back on track
A playbook for how Indian policymakers can return the country to a path of high and sustained economic growth.
It is too difficult to reach a deal on the settlement of the crisis in Ukraine, but the absence of any deal deemed minimally acceptable to all sides would steer Europe toward an abyss.
Asian investors present both a challenge to and an opportunity for local industries, and southeast African countries need a clear vision and tailored policies to make the most of the opportunities.
Egypt and its Gulf backers need to end their harmful meddling in Libya’s affairs under the guise of counterterrorism. It is destabilizing both Libya and Egypt.
The Syrian and Iraqi crises revealed that Turkey cannot guarantee its own security without solid cooperation from its western allies. As Erdogan transitions from prime minster to president, he must recognize this reality.
The setting of a minimum and maximum wage for Egypt’s civil service will help the system become more transparent and equal. But comprehensive reform is still needed.
It is unusual for a U.S. ally to launch airstrikes without informing the United States.
Unless and until Iran prioritizes national and economic interests before revolutionary ideology, it will continue to remain a country with enormous but squandered potential.
If Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi plays his cards well, he can mobilize China and Japan in accelerating India’s development.
A talk with former U.S. Special Envoy Martin Indyk on Israel’s new allies, the Gaza blowup, and why Washington shrugged when the peace process collapsed.
Nuclear deterrence has served the world well for many decades. Stability could be maintained if arsenals approached—but did not reach—zero.
Russia’s efforts to find an acceptable place for itself in the U.S.-led Western system have ended in a bitter disappointment. The changing trading patterns point to a new era in Moscow’s foreign relations, in which Sino-Russian relations will be taking center stage.
Germany will continue its international commitment, from EU enlargement to the Western Balkans to violent conflicts in the world more broadly.
The difficulties with definitions and verification provide further evidence that minimum deterrence cannot be a workable long-term solution to the problem of nuclear weapons.
The Arab states are at a tipping point. Some have already gone past it, while others must make hard choices if they are to avoid it.
If one goes by the media coverage of Imran Khan’s Azadi March from Lahore to Islamabad, one may conclude that Imran has become the leader of the Pakistani opposition. But it remains to be seen if he can overcome the obvious weaknesses of his strategy.
The Sisi government’s policies of repression and exclusion are alienating Egypt’s restive population and threatening to push Egyptians into the arms of extremist groups.
Amid the turns for the worse in the Middle East, there are signs of hope.
Two decades after the debate about NATO enlargement pitted “NATO-firsters” against “Russia-firsters,” both sides have had reasons to say, “I told you so.” And they did.
Fundamental disagreements over Ukraine must not jeopardize U.S.-Russian cooperation on important issues of mutual interest, such as counterterrorism and nonproliferation.
With the whole region in a period of change, a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has proven more elusive than in previous times of conflict.
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