Reducing emissions through innovation is technically feasible, and despite a regulatory focus on other fossil fuels, oil will increasingly offer ways to mitigate climate change.
The small bizarro worlds on both sides of the Caspian shore are laboratories for economic and social transformation in an unstable but critically important region of the world.
The European Union and India have developed a mature strategic partnership over the years, but the relationship now faces several challenges as Brussels begins to looks inwards and New Delhi to the United States and also eastwards.
The time is ripe for Indonesia, India, and Japan to shed their inhibitions and redouble their efforts to strengthen the foundations of Myanmar’s democracy.
The rapid rise of Beijing relative to New Delhi has begun to have a powerful impact on India’s regional environment in the subcontinent and beyond.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a necessary condition for the United States to establish a market-oriented and open regional economic order in the Asia-Pacific.
BRICS may have passed the moment of peak solidarity. The challenge now is to manage the growing differences among them.
The recent verdict of the Delhi High Court in Chancellor, University of Oxford v. Rameshwari Photocopy Services has spurred extreme conclusions.
For the Assad regime, the strategic aim of continued violence is to secure the economic and financial assets it will need in order to survive the transition from war to peace.
Arguments for “purification” through “nationalization” are redundant in the case of Indian Muslims. They have always looked to local sites and the land of their saints as their holy land.
China and South Korea should delve deeper into the technical and operational aspects of THAAD to find a cooperative solution.
Even though the Clean Power Plan’s opponents will present the battle against climate change as one we cannot afford to fight, in reality it is one we cannot afford to lose.
If the collapse of the SAARC summit in Islamabad has made the consideration of alternatives an immediate imperative, the enthusiasm of Sri Lanka’s prime minister for Bay of Bengal regionalism may provide a way forward.
The “turn to the East” has dramatically changed Russia’s strategy towards China and many underlying assumptions. It has also dramatically influenced the mainstream analysis of Chinese security intentions in Northeast Asia. The influence of this major shift in national policy, as well as policymakers’ and scholars’ perceptions of China, was felt throughout 2015.
U.S. policy toward Pakistan has cost the lives of soldiers and undermined the reconstruction of Afghanistan. Unfortunately, it will most likely take a major terrorist attack to change this policy.
With Europe weakened and divided over a debt crisis, a refugee crisis, and the rise of populist movements, it is hard to imagine EU member states agreeing on a European army.
Russia's recent military exercises with Pakistan showed that Moscow still views many international issues through the prism of its relations with the U.S. Such a position might put Russia-India relations at risk.
India’s states traditionally haven’t played any significant role in the formulation of foreign policy, but this may be changing.
The collapse of U.S.-Russian diplomacy and the escalating violence in Aleppo have once again opened the floodgates for ideas on how to intervene in Syria.
Before India and Pakistan enter the SCO, Russia and China should make an effort to help them prevent future conflicts. Failing to help manage the relationship now carries a serious risk for the entire SCO project started by Beijing and Moscow 15 years ago. So, China and Russia owe it to themselves to begin defusing tensions between their partners.