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.
In coming years, Indonesia is likely to witness a gradual ascent in the powers and effectiveness of the Indonesian president relative to that of the legislature.
As Tunisia prepares to enter a new phase in its process of democratization, two key challenges face the country’s government: the economy and security.
Washington and its allies should strategically continue patient diplomacy unless Iran resumes provocative nuclear activities.
Hagel’s ouster had little to do with his handling of the major foreign policy issues. Instead, it stemmed from conflicts with National Security Advisor Susan Rice and a lack of confidence in his management skills at the Pentagon.
If President Obama is unwilling to ask himself how he must change in order to avoid and undo mistakes like those of the past two years, it doesn't matter how many cabinet secretaries come or go.
If Obama thinks that pushing out Hagel will be seen as the housecleaning that many have recommended for his spluttering national security process, he is likely to be very disappointed.
The Iranian nuclear program can at best provide only two percent of Iran’s energy needs. It is an economic catastrophe when compared to the lost foreign investment, oil revenue, and sanctions.
A big challenge for the Iranian nuclear negotiations is finding a technical resolution to what is really a political conflict.
The intent of U.S. policy should be to deter Iran’s nuclear advancement, not provoke it.
The tactics of decay and infiltration, used by the Algerian authorities when confronted with the Armed Islamic Group in the 1990s, could prove useful in countering the Islamic State’s threat in Syria and Iraq.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision not to travel to three important religious places in Nepal and to limit his visit to Kathmandu, which is hosting the South Asian summit, has disappointed many on either side of the border.
Modi’s decision to invite Obama to India, and the American president’s acceptance, reveal the mutual understanding level between two leaders.
Through his visit across the eastern seas, Modi affirmed that India under the NDA government has entered a new era of economic development, industrialization, and trade.
Modi’s decision to visit Fiji underlines the new commitment in New Delhi to bridging the gap between the potential and reality of Delhi’s reach in the Indo-Pacific.
Beijing must allow domestic and foreign private interests to play a larger role in the reform of state-owned enterprises in areas such as finance, education, health, and telecommunications for maximum reform impact.
Congressional sanctions should be conceived in order to deter Iran’s nuclear ambitions, not provoke them.
Modi’s foreign policy seems to highlight two priorities: India’s economic interests and its immediate neighborhood.
Media groups in Pakistan are family-owned and make all decisions unilaterally, advancing their personal agendas through the influential mainstream outlets at their disposal.
Without cooperation on oil, China’s transition to a sustainable energy future is hardly guaranteed.
The EU’s approach to Iran has emerged as one of the few successes of European foreign policy. Now, the EU needs to develop a comprehensive strategy beyond the nuclear issue.
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