Without pluralism, none of the Arab uprisings can succeed
Only through the painstaking process of constructing an Arab world defined by pluralism and tolerance can the dream of freedom and opportunity for the region be realized.
A playbook for how Indian policymakers can return the country to a path of high and sustained economic growth.
The international community’s approach to building the rule of law in extremely violent situations can be improved. And a program implemented in Afghanistan can help.
Violence and tensions between Sunnis, Shias, and Kurds continue to threaten Iraq’s stability and fragile democracy. Iraq needs a political compact based less on sectarian identities and more on individual citizens.
Many people living in the northern hemisphere might be surprised to learn that Brazilians don’t agree about what the world had been told decades ago was an open and shut case: that Brazil had a secret nuclear weapons program.
Heightened tensions in the Asia-Pacific, coupled with China’s adjustment of its regional security policy, has meant that the results of the U.S. rebalance to Asia are not as good now as they were two years ago.
Four factors help explain how Tunisia was able to reach a landmark political compromise and put its democratic transition back on track.
To revive Indian manufacturing, industry and the government must implement a reform agenda together—to increase competition, reduce dualism, make the regulatory process more transparent, and cut the compliance burden.
The combination of lower energy prices, innovative information technologies, and advances in robotics and materials science are powering a manufacturing revolution that will reinvigorate the U.S. economy and make many of its industrial sectors the most competitive in the world.
The European Union continues to be in the back seat of a process that threatens Ukraine and which fundamentally affects the EU’s relations with Moscow.
The list of Putin’s recent triumphs is a long one and more accomplishments are likely to come.
The Syrian National Coalition is living on borrowed time. Unless it can develop credible political leadership and effective administration inside Syria, the outlook for those trying to make it succeed looks bleak.
Russia’s actions in Ukraine are forcing Europeans to reconsider long-held assumptions about their relations with Russia. It is time for the EU to get tough with the Kremlin.
Economic growth, jobs and development, and inflation and corruption are three of the key issues concerning Indian voters as they go to the polls to vote in the general election.
The enormous influence that Cuba has gained in Venezuela is one of the most underreported geopolitical developments of recent times.
The Ukraine crisis has reached a new phase that could lead to outright conflict between Ukraine and Russia. However, it is not clear what Russia’s strategy is in Ukraine and what it hopes to achieve.
The United States must weigh a series of complicating factors in deciding whether and how to proceed with democracy support activities in antagonistic contexts like Cuba.
Progress in India requires a deep commitment to restoring the centrality of markets in economic decisionmaking.
Both India and the United States are to blame for their partnership’s slowdown, and they share the responsibility to rebuild it.
Syria’s civil war is helping destabilize the city of Tripoli and threatening other parts of Lebanon. But today’s challenges have plagued Lebanon since long before the Syrian uprising.
If Ukraine is allowed to break up, or made to do so, Russia and the West will spin into a confrontation from which both will emerge the losers. Both sides need to keep Ukraine whole.
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