An analytical overview of the institutional foundations of the world’s largest democracy.
Although the United States and India have had shared interests in Afghanistan since the ouster of the Taliban at the end of 2001, Washington, in deference to Pakistan, has generally discouraged New Delhi from an activist role there.
Today, by welcoming a large number of ex-Congressmen, the BJP is adopting the party-building pattern that was the main weakness of the Congress in the 1950's.
Sharing facilities and information can vastly improve the naval reach of India and Australia as well as contribute to the construction of a stable maritime order in the Bay of Bengal and the eastern Indian Ocean.
While corrupt politicians in India undoubtedly used some level of coercion, they were also popular because they were seen as getting things done for their community.
Bangladesh, which now has settled land and maritime borders with India, is well positioned to play a larger regional and international role that is commensurate with its growing economic weight.
President Trump and Xi Jinping must focus on building personal chemistry and having an honest discussion of their world views.
India and China need a lot of wisdom to limit their differences and carefully manage them.
The first diplomatic encounter between Trump and Xi is bound to set the tone for Asian geopolitics in the near term.
There is a dramatic mismatch between what ails political finance in India and the government’s “reform” measures. The budget presentation and its new amendments have made political funding less transparent.