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.
Pakistan’s ambivalence towards economic integration and the minimal gains from the South Asian summit in Kathmandu need not necessarily be a setback to India’s agenda for regionalism.
Perhaps worst among the consequences of the dumbing down of America is the hyper-politicization of discourse.
While recognizing a Palestinian state could play a modest role in unblocking peace negotiations, it can only offer a partial solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
A strategy of positive unilateralism would allow Modi to push South Asia a little faster toward long overdue regional integration.
China has enjoyed decades of rapid growth, but remains a developing country where urban and rural citizens have vastly different economic opportunities and income levels.
In coming years, Indonesia is likely to witness a gradual ascent in the powers and effectiveness of the Indonesian president relative to that of the legislature.
As Tunisia prepares to enter a new phase in its process of democratization, two key challenges face the country’s government: the economy and security.
China faces challenges in achieving the ambitious carbon emissions targets announced during APEC, yet the country’s progress on clean energy technology could also benefit other developing countries.
Washington and its allies should strategically continue patient diplomacy unless Iran resumes provocative nuclear activities.
Hagel’s ouster had little to do with his handling of the major foreign policy issues. Instead, it stemmed from conflicts with National Security Advisor Susan Rice and a lack of confidence in his management skills at the Pentagon.
If President Obama is unwilling to ask himself how he must change in order to avoid and undo mistakes like those of the past two years, it doesn't matter how many cabinet secretaries come or go.
If Obama thinks that pushing out Hagel will be seen as the housecleaning that many have recommended for his spluttering national security process, he is likely to be very disappointed.
The Iranian nuclear program can at best provide only two percent of Iran’s energy needs. It is an economic catastrophe when compared to the lost foreign investment, oil revenue, and sanctions.
A big challenge for the Iranian nuclear negotiations is finding a technical resolution to what is really a political conflict.
The intent of U.S. policy should be to deter Iran’s nuclear advancement, not provoke it.
The tactics of decay and infiltration, used by the Algerian authorities when confronted with the Armed Islamic Group in the 1990s, could prove useful in countering the Islamic State’s threat in Syria and Iraq.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision not to travel to three important religious places in Nepal and to limit his visit to Kathmandu, which is hosting the South Asian summit, has disappointed many on either side of the border.
Modi’s decision to invite Obama to India, and the American president’s acceptance, reveal the mutual understanding level between two leaders.
Since 2012 Russia has become more assertive in questioning the IAEA’s safeguards concept.
Through his visit across the eastern seas, Modi affirmed that India under the NDA government has entered a new era of economic development, industrialization, and trade.
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