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.
Both the Islamic State and Ebola have the same root cause: failed governance. Western aid at times serves as support and patronage for ill-governing regimes that do not develop their own countries for the good of their people.
Despite the hype, the Modi-Obama meet may not show results in the short term. There may be an opportunity for the two countries to cooperate on defense technology, though.
The Afghan government is lacking the type of legitimacy that is required of a government confronting a robust insurgency.
The U.S.-led air strikes threaten to alienate more moderate groups in Syria.
The EU made a mistake when it compromised with Russia and delayed the implementation of its free trade agreement with Ukraine.
Israel argues that all forms of terrorism are different sides of the same coin and have civilization as their target. But lumping Hamas and the Islamic State together may be counterproductive for Israel in the long run.
Kazakhstan’s advanced nuclear industry and active foreign nuclear policy make it a significant player on the global nuclear scene.
The future of U.S.-India relations will ultimately depend on India’s capacity to reform itself, and therefore on the prime minister’s ability to deliver on his campaign promises to fix the structural weaknesses of his country’s economy.
By turning Russia into a war state, President Putin has unleashed a process he cannot stop and made himself hostage to suicidal statecraft.
A growing number of countries are joining the U.S.-led fight against ISIS, one of the world’s most well-funded terrorist groups.
The trade connection between the United States and China, if dealt with well, will lay a strong foundation to build a dynamic energy and climate partnership.
Even though tensions over Ukraine will inevitably cast a shadow over the bilateral relationship, Russia and Turkey—a NATO member—continue to share a range of important interests.
The next few years could see a break-up of the current monetary and trading regime and a U.S. turn inward toward isolation.
Washington is in a mood to strike up new deals with India and is eager to seize the window of opportunity with a new government.
There is consensus amongst the Arab news media, regardless of their country of origin or ideological leaning, that the Islamic State is a terrorist organization.
China doesn’t fit the stereotype of a nation set to undergo a Western-style financial crisis as the indebted companies and banks are all state-owned.
Recent jurisprudence, which has whittled down the definition of corruption to encompass only a contractual exchange between briber and public official, represents nothing less than “a revolution in political theory.”
When Prime Minister Modi visits the United States, it is important that both sides have an honest conversation about the kind of relationship they seek.
Azerbaijan now deems itself powerful enough to chart a third way, in which it adopts a Russia-style authoritarian model, while positioning itself as a so-called “strategic partner” with the West on energy issues and security.
Indian Premier Narendra Modi has embarked on a five-day visit to the United States aimed at improving ties and showing an American audience that India is once again “open for business.”
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