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.
Deeper economic and political cooperation between China, the UK, and the EU appears likely if diplomatic pitfalls can be avoided.
Chaos in China’s financial markets could have dire implications for the Kremlin’s plans.
The Bajrang Dal has enlarged its agenda in such a way that the rule of law is at stake in India.
The Middle East is in a period of protracted crisis and instability, and the collateral damage and knock-on effects grow worse.
While Washington’s reliance on existing aid systems and structures is administratively and politically convenient, it reduces strategic effectiveness and undercuts long-term development efforts.
It is unrealistic to expect all NATO allies to spend 2 percent of GDP on defense. Yet the metric persists—and it has assumed a significance beyond its face value.
While it is difficult to predict the nature and timing of the shocks buffeting China’s economy, China’s difficult economic situation makes such crises inevitable.
Purposeful engagement with religious communities around the world can increase the efficacy of India’s international relations, but only when handled with great care and diplomatic competence.
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.
In response to the slowing growth of China’s GDP, Beijing should make reforms that would spur more production.
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.
If Germany gets too strong, it will be isolated. But if it is not strong enough, it can’t lead.
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.
The International Atomic Energy Agency has signed a deal with Kazakhstan, a former member of the Soviet Union. It will open the first internationally-run bank for low-enriched uranium, the fuel for nuclear power plants.
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.
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