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 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 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.
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.
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.
Xi Jinping’s anticorruption campaign will only succeed if more is done to address the structural factors making corruption possible.
Although many lament that the Arab Spring has turned into an Arab Winter, the conflicts emerging across the Middle East are largely the result of the political, economic, and social ills of dictatorships.
The entire Middle East is at war right now, and the Obama administration’s strategic incoherence is aiding and abetting the chaos.
The Russian president helped build his country’s aspirational middle class. It may ultimately be his undoing.
The Ukraine crisis has revealed both the strengths of German foreign policy—diplomatic skill and economic power—and its weakness—a lack of military muscle.
Saudi warplanes bombed a military airbase at Sanaa’s civilian airport and struck at other strategic locations in an air campaign to halt the advance of Houthi rebels.
The Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, is gaining in strength and popularity, and it could become an ally in the fight against the Islamic State.
China is believed to be developing the missile technology to independently engage multiple targets, a capability that must be carefully managed to maintain stability.
Turkey is a rising economic and political force with the ability to affect dynamics in the greater Middle East, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. To meet its rising energy needs, the country—already an important actor in the international nuclear order—plans to establish nuclear power plants on its territory.
The Obama administration’s focus on negotiations to stop Tehran’s nuke program overlooks the real problems in the Middle East.
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