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.
The development community faces a struggle between the push to make country ownership a fundamental tenet of foreign aid, and movement toward viewing societies as the true partners of such assistance.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s attempt to put some meat on the bones of a proclaimed Indo-German strategic partnership is part of a story that goes back to the early years of the twentieth century.
Both President Xi and President Obama recognize the importance of a good Sino-U.S. relationship and the need to cooperate despite differences.
Despite the growing scale and scope of reform activity and increasing support for it, the overall effort appears to be suffering from a lack of strategic direction.
Democratic renewal is urgently needed everywhere, and in that process all societies can learn from each other.
Moscow is likely to come to grips with the idea that a political solution for the Syrian conflict would include a post-Assad Syria. But the real question may be whether outside players can join diplomatic forces with Moscow to finally end the crisis.
In the discussion on TTIP, not only the trade and economic aspects of the partnership should be stressed, but also its geopolitical and security implications.
It is difficult to see how Washington and Moscow can arrive at a solution on Syria but it is nearly impossible to imagine a solution without such cooperation.
Russia may be using the pretense of combating the self-proclaimed Islamic State to justify its air strikes in Syria, but its true objectives are up for debate.
Turkey cannot be the solution for the European Union’s inability to act collectively to address the refugee crisis and develop policies to share the burden.
Contention about the pros and cons of the Oslo Accords is unlikely to end anytime soon.
The rise of General Khalifa Hifter, Libya’s most powerful and polarizing force, raises doubts about the future of democracy in Libya.
The refugee crisis is impacting political stability in the Middle East and Europe. How should leaders respond to the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II?
The Catholic and Chinese leaders face the same question: How to lead a billion people in today’s world?
Russia’s involvement in Syria helps Vladimir Putin distract Russians from their country’s economic woes. However, Russian power seems to lack any long-term vision.
The political and economic dysfunction known as the “oil curse” is a complex, structural phenomenon, caused largely by poor management or investment of oil revenues by the governments of oil-producing countries.
The 2015 election in the Indian state of Bihar is a major test for the Modi government. The results will have ramifications far beyond Bihar’s borders.
All cases of acute corruption exemplify three traits: whole governments structured around the objective of maximizing corrupt profits, enormous sums of money, and clear victims of such abuse.
Russian military activities in Syria could create a recruitment boon for the global jihadist movement, and highlight Russia as a target for that movement, as opposed to the United States or other Western partners.
As Islam expands in the Ural Federal District, religious and political life there is evolving. Much of this expansion is due to the arrival of Muslim migrants from Central Asia and the Caucasus, and some migrants bring with them religious radicalism—a challenge that requires a more effective official response.
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