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.
A communiqué issued by Pyongyang and Seoul to de-escalate tensions could pave the way for improved inter-Korean relations. But the real negotiations are just beginning.
If Congress prevents the United States from implementing its part of the deal, it would undercut not only Obama in attempting to a secure a better deal with Iran, but also any future president seeking to prevent proliferation through diplomacy.
What would a United States under President Trump look like?
Pakistan’s military leadership can choose to accept success in achieving a “strategic” deterrent against India, or it can choose to continue to compete with India in the pursuit of “full spectrum” deterrence.
Congress’ possible disapproval of the deal will have repercussions beyond Washington that ought to be factored in.
The newest Russian territorial claim in the Arctic is not so much an attempt at further expansionism as it is a theatrical means of distracting from growing economic and social problems at home.
Gujarat, the first state to fight caste-based reservations, may also be the first to reinvent the system in response to the mass mobilization of the Patidars.
Pakistan’s path to join the mainstream of the international nuclear order faces many obstacles.
Despite ongoing geopolitical tensions between the West and Russia, cooperation is still possible—and necessary—on long-term issues critical to the Arctic region.
It is too early to tell whether or not the recently signed Iran deal will have a drastic effect on Iran’s domestic political climate.
Internationalizing the renminbi would make sense as the outcome of a long-term process of opening up capital markets and liberalizing exchange and interest rates, but it should not be driving near-term policy choices that must respond to cyclical market shifts.
While a rapprochement between the United States and Iran is unlikely, a warming of relations between Europe and Iran is at least as promising.
India and Pakistan cannot afford to stay away from each other for too long. But they cannot stay with each other either.
The Saudi proliferation threat is a bluff designed to put pressure on Washington. Saudi Arabia does not have the nuclear capabilities today to quickly follow through on Prince al-Faisal’s pledge.
It remains to be seen how much oil and gas Iran will bring to the markets, but the uncertainty will not stop zealous investors from chasing potential opportunities.
Three organizing principles to guide the use of American power in a fragmented world.
The brutal reaction to the ‘You Stink’ protest shows the Lebanese government knows citizens’ frustration goes far beyond an inadequate garbage-disposal system.
Legacies are not made during presidencies. They are made afterward, when the actions a president has taken are weighed against their historical consequences.
Four years after closing, the United Kingdom is reopening its embassy in Tehran.
The Pakistani government’s room to maneuver is clearly limited by the irresistible rise of the Pakistani army.
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