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.
If current hostilities endure and sanctions grow more painful, it is possible that the next Russian leader could be even more anti-Western and recalcitrant than Putin is.
The biggest challenge facing the United States in taking on the Islamic State will be going beyond degrading and attacking its military capabilities.
While countries like Jordan will not participate militarily in the U.S. strategy against ISIS, it will provide much needed logistical and intelligence support and connections with the Sunni tribes of Iraq.
The Japanese prime minister has grown concerned that his country’s influence in the world is shrinking due to China, and so Abe is making it a point to be very active in foreign diplomacy.
Stop cozying up to the Middle Eastern regimes that spawned the very discontent feeding the extremism the U.S. now wants them to fight.
An effective strategy for defeating IS depends on an objective that can be achieved with the resources and allies at hand.
The president's four-pronged strategy of airstrikes, support to local proxies, defending against ISIS attacks through intelligence and counter-terrorism, and humanitarian assistance leaves many unanswered questions.
Lebanon’s official policy of disassociation with the war in neighboring Syria hasn’t kept the conflict at bay.
If Obama’s strategy to defeat the Islamic State is to work, the Saudis and Iranians must cooperate.
Qatar wants to increase its influence and break free from Saudi Arabia’s orbit. But its miscalculations and domestic and international challenges make that difficult.
Digital media is already affecting foreign policy, by providing quick, inside information from the ground. While this is a largely positive development, there are dangers too.
The well-intentioned instincts of Barack Obama have run up against the harsh, complex realities of a Middle East in which no conflict has only two sides or a good outcome that doesn’t create new risks.
After U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech on dealing with the Islamic State, questions remain on whether he will live up to expectations and lead the West out of international security threats.
Indian jihadists have operated for decades, with and without support from Pakistan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has much greater political space at home than his predecessor Manmohan Singh in making more confident moves towards China.
The historic political and economic transition under way in Myanmar is a strategic opportunity for the United States and Japan that requires closer alliance coordination.
In seeking to sidestep the pitfalls that plagued Bush, Obama has inadvertently created his own.
In Asia, leaders are gathering at a number of multilateral meetings. India has joined some of these groups and can make meaningful contributions if it focuses on shared interests and capabilities.
With respect to Iran, the United States has three basic choices: a war option, a deal option, and a “muddling through” option.
The questions decisionmakers need to ask to truly understand countries where corruption pervades the political system.
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