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.
Having suspended talks with Islamabad last August, the Indian government needed a diplomatic device to renew the engagement with Pakistan.
The big unknown at this point in the negotiations is how much Iran is willing to concede in its enrichment program in order to get sanctions relief. While Iran wishes to remove all sanctions immediately, the United States and its allies would like to see the sanctions removed gradually.
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has not had a long-lasting impact on Malaysia-China relations.
Obama needs to refocus the discussion on America’s larger Middle East strategy.
Xi Jinping’s speech before the Central Conference on Work Relating to Foreign Affairs marks the most comprehensive expression yet of the current Chinese leadership’s more activist and security-oriented approach to diplomacy.
Ambassador William Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment, discusses his diplomatic career and the issues currently impacting today’s world.
Effective reform efforts require planning for and measuring change that is nonlinear and nonincremental. Complexity, or systems, theory offers insights for improving program design and evaluation.
Seven years after the outbreak of the financial crisis, bad policies, deficient institutional arrangements, and the mistakes of the past are still tying some of the world’s largest economies down.
The new budget is clearly pro-growth in its orientation and is a marked improvement from the government’s first provisional budget issued last July.
Perceptions of public safety in India are not driven by urbanisation per se; rather, these are likely driven by the infrastructure and amenities associated with the largest cities in India.
Almost from the beginning of its history, America has struggled to find a balance in its foreign policy between narrowly promoting its own security and idealistically serving the interests of others.
There seems to be no obvious exit scenario from the current turmoil in Bangladesh.
A Greater Asia, stretching from Shanghai to St. Petersburg, could transform the entire continent of Eurasia and have a significant impact on the global balance of power.
The most immediately pressing objective of U.S. policy should be to apply vigorous, creative diplomatic and political energy to prevent another crisis between India and Pakistan, and if one cannot be prevented, to manage it with minimal escalation.
The nuclear weapon programs in China, India, and Pakistan are worthy of attention because they are active, expanding, and diversifying at a time when the overall global trend remains a continuing contraction of nuclear inventories.
The biggest constraint to the EU’s survival is debt. Europe will not grow and unemployment will not drop until the costs of the excessive debt burdens are addressed.
The Ukraine conflict is much more dangerous than any of the other conflicts in the post-Soviet space because it could become a proxy war.
As the Indian government presents the rail budget, it is worth reflecting on the growing gap between the Indian railway system and that of its Asian peer, China.
Ukraine’s best hope for peace is to wind down the war with Russia and to use the breathing space for much-needed reform.
At a time when the EU’s defense and security policy is largely absent, the UK has announced it will send troops to Ukraine. But will this unilateral move pay off?
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