Corruption in the Pakistani military has been coming to light in recent months. It is still an extremely popular institution, but the balance of power in the country depends on the military maintaining a clean image.
India claims it will “look east” in its foreign policy, but it continues to be distracted by the West. Meanwhile, China is becoming a more attractive partner for others in the region.
By seeking more space with China and Pakistan at the same time, some believe Prime Minster Modi could be creating a strategic nightmare for India. Others suggest the two fronts are no longer separate.
Despite uncertainty in terms of future leadership, relations with Russia and China, and domestic opinion on global trade, the U.S.-India relationship is in an extraordinary place.
As one of the world’s largest economies with an expeditionary military tradition and deep resources of soft power, Britain can be a productive and long-term partner for a rising India.
In his speech for India’s Independence Day, Prime Minister Modi criticized Pakistan, while reaffirming his commitment to promoting regional cooperation and developing a joint struggle against terrorism.
India passed a historic tax bill which will simplify inter-state commerce. Ratification is a daunting next step.
India might think of itself as equal to China, but the realists point to the power shift that has begun to express itself in Beijing’s ties with New Delhi.
India seeks a “non-obligated” relationship with the United States to promote economic development and secure global status. This creates a constantly shifting equilibrium between the United States, India, and China.
Arguments about the diplomatic process in South Asia demonstrate how dysfunctional the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation has become. India must be patient with Pakistan, while remaining engaged with others in the region.