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 escalating sanctions have served as a warning shot to Moscow. But sanctions can only become meaningful if they are part of a wider strategy.
Negotiations on an environmental goods trade agreement between more than a dozen of the world’s leading economies could prove a significant step toward addressing climate change.
China will study U.S. strategy toward Russia and draw its own conclusions. Its interests are in keeping Russia as its stable strategic hinterland and a natural-resource base.
During a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on nuclear diplomacy with Iran, speakers made several references to South Africa’s nuclear past and what it means for the six powers trying to negotiate a verification agreement with the Islamic Republic.
The Ukraine talks being held in Belarus, which will focus on access to the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash site, are unlikely to result in any serious breakthroughs or resolutions.
Defense-industrial cooperation between Ukraine and Russia is in jeopardy. Washington and Moscow need to act now to help Kyiv secure its most sensitive defense resources.
India and the United States need to develop need new lines of coordination that reflect the emerging institutional and political set-up in New Delhi.
A reshuffled EU leadership and a new Turkish presidency could provide a much-needed opportunity for a revamped EU-Turkey relationship.
The Ukraine crisis has ended the period in Russian-Western relations that began with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and has opened a new period of heightened rivalry, even confrontation, between former Cold War adversaries.
The United States has accused Russia of violating a 1987 missile treaty.
Russia is learning to live in a new harsh environment of U.S.-led economic sanctions and political confrontation with the United States.
The primary purpose of Kerry’s trip to India is symbolic, but that does not make it unimportant. The Obama administration is looking to reset its relationship with India as a whole as well as with Modi the individual.
India can improve its Nepal engagement by simply helping itself through the development of frontier regions in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, modernising border infrastructure, and upgrading transborder connectivity.
Reform initiatives that were pursued by previous Indian governments often failed due to inadequate attention to state capacity. This government has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to translate ideas into institutional change.
It remains to be seen how Beijing will reconcile the contradictory policy imperatives of deepening positive relations with neighboring countries while more firmly advancing China’s territorial and resource interests and claims.
With intensifying international pressure to end hostilities, a brief lull in fighting currently prevails in Gaza. But a formal ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has proven elusive.
The real story of Libya is that there is no one faction that can really compel or coerce the others.
Libya is clearly entering a dangerous new phase, but conventional readings of its politics misdiagnose the problem and offer solutions that will fail or even make things worse.
The word “genocide” has long been abused in Eastern Europe. In the current Ukraine crisis, such fiery rhetoric is fueling a dangerous conflict and hindering reconciliation.
The MH17 crisis within the larger Ukraine crisis is likely to lead to the politicization of the conflict.
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