The first comprehensive study of the nexus between crime and democracy in India.
The fact that a small military contingent from the United Arab Emirates will join the military march on Republic Day is a powerful reminder of India’s historic role as a security provider in the region and the opportunity today for reclaiming that role.
In his inauguration speech, Donald Trump described a new, protectionist America. India must prepare for a United States that does not plan to mess around with other people’s affairs.
Trump’s efforts to change America’s trajectory will have huge economic and political consequences for India. Prime Minister Modi must engage in intensive bargaining to close potential deals.
Trump’s “America First” strategy has the potential to damage the U.S.-India relationship. Trump should instead strengthen the India alliance to cope with the challenges posed by China.
As one of the world’s oldest civilizations whose comprehensive national power has rapidly risen, China has the right to play a leading role in shaping the global order. Beijing’s current unilateralism, however, is likely to limit China’s global possibilities.
Failures in governance in India have given criminal politicians currency with the masses. Political finance reform and improvements in governance are needed to stop the influence of money and muscle.
In India, criminal politicians are fielded because their wealth appeals to political parties, and elected because voters see criminality as as sign of their credibility to “get things done.”
Pakistan’s 2013 general election marked the country’s first civilian transfer of power following the completion of an elected government’s full term. However, questions linger over the country’s democratic durability as next year’s election will occur against a challenging backdrop.
New Delhi must be prepared for a major discontinuity in the way America and Russia deal with each other and Eurasia.