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 military threat posed by Chinese gliders, should they be deployed, will depend on their range and payload. While regional gliders and nuclear-armed gliders would reinforce the status quo, conventionally armed intercontinental gliders would create a qualitatively new threat.
The dramatic turn of events in Yemen with “Operation Decisive Storm” is more than a battle against the Houthis. It is about the Saudi comeback in regional politics in the Middle East.
China recognizes the complex historical dimensions of the situation in Crimea and remains committed to a diplomatic solution that considers the interests of all parties involved.
The ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran face significant obstacles, including domestic politics in Iran and the opposition of the hardliners.
Islamabad is under pressure from Saudi Arabia to join military operations against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, but there is little popular support in Pakistan for jumping into a sectarian war.
Lebanon should design an energy production strategy that allows it to achieve its wider objectives while taking into consideration its own specific conditions, such as geology, availability of infrastructure, and the domestic market.
From Russia to your local gas station, the consequences of low fuel prices are clear. But the consequences of those consequences are less apparent.
The French are worried that the P5+1 negotiations have transformed into a U.S.-Iran rapprochement and that traditional American allies, both in Middle East and Europe, are being sacrificed to this goal.
Judging the new bilateral nuclear cooperation agreement between Korea and the United States solely on single issues obscures the very broad benefits it delivers to both Korea and the United States.
China’s new leadership appears to be cautious on economic reforms but hard hitting on corruption. The campaign has the strong support of the public but its immediate economic implications are more mixed.
The solution to Iraq’s woes must involve strong political leadership.
The short-term China risk must be watched,but the likelihood of a major economic crisis in China spilling over onto the rest of the world and derailing the global recovery is low.
Washington has made a mistake in approaching the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as a competition between the United States and China.
Russia’s “pivot to Asia” is meeting with a number of challenges, such as bureaucratic inertia, lack of workable ideas, and high levels of corruption. However, there are ways of dealing with all of them.
Saudi Arabia is using the war against the Houthis to consolidate Saudi influence and control over Yemen, including the Port of Aden.
Saudi Arabia is saying that Gulf security is the Arab region’s security and, from now on, Arab states should look to Riyadh for direction to deal with the region’s political and security challenges.
Singapore’s first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew played an important role in keeping the United States anchored in Asia.
Iran appears to be increasing its military presence in the Middle East, raising a lot of questions about just what its ambitions are.
The Western approach to Russia is predicated on the supposition that continued pressure on the country will cause Vladimir Putin’s regime to make concessions or even crumble. However, this is far from the truth.
India can’t secure its multiple interests in the Middle East without a much greater political engagement with all of the contending forces in the region.
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