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 risk of a failure to reach a comprehensive deal with Iran is growing. However, a gradualist approach is the most realistic option for solving the nuclear issue.
The Sangh Parivar has traditionally been hostile to caste-based reservations, but the BJP has been less categorically hostile to quota politics because it could not risk alienating voters who valued reservations.
As India and Pakistan develop their naval nuclear forces, they will enter increasingly murky waters. By further institutionalizing relations between their navies, both countries may succeed in adding a greater degree of stability to a dangerously volatile maritime environment.
In the past year, Beijing has become more diplomatically engaged with Afghanistan, raising the potential for China to play a helpful role in Afghanistan’s future economic and security prospects.
There is little chance of moving U.S.-Russian relations out of the current crisis, due to fundamental differences in how both nations view the world. The best people can hope for is that the more dangerous path will not be taken.
Moisés Naím discusses the international news stories of the week.
Netanyahu’s address to Congress is just the latest sign of foreign leaders showing that they see America’s president as weak.
In 2014, the environment in the EU’s surroundings took a turn for the worse. It is high time to reevaluate the strategic thinking behind the European Neighborhood Policy.
Egypt’s leaders hope that foreign investors, led by the Gulf states, will provide much-needed capital. But the fall in oil prices may make it difficult for them to help.
Squeezed between the Sunni extremism of the Islamic State on the one hand and the rising political clout of the Shia Iran on the other, the Saudis are apparently eager to cash in their many IOUs in Pakistan.
Decomposition of “Russia” into many players provides clues to some aspects of the relationship between Moscow and Beijing. While the most important decisions are made by Putin himself, the views and interests of other players may influence the final policy.
Egypt’s current foreign policy activism is more show than substance. The temptation to expand this approach by intervening in Libya will only reveal Egypt’s vulnerabilities and deepen them further.
It’s easy to forget just how remarkable the nuclear talks with Iran are and that there is no better alternative to the current approach.
Four years after the start of the Arab revolutions, fundamental issues like polarization identities and economic inequities continue to destabilize the region.
If the Modi government can change the external dimension to Jammu and Kashmir for the better, it could create a conducive environment for the ambitious internal agenda for development articulated by the BJP and PDP.
People enduring life under the rule of the Islamic State are desperate to be saved, but they cannot rise up against the organization because they do not have the means to do so.
While the United States remains one of the Asia-Pacific’s key security providers, it will have to tailor its economic diplomacy if it wants to compete in the new Pan-Asian architecture of the region.
Netanyahu’s speech to the Congress makes it harder for the administration to sell a nuclear deal in the United States.
Having suspended talks with Islamabad last August, the Indian government needed a diplomatic device to renew the engagement with Pakistan.
Many North Caucasus natives have joined the Islamic State, and some are returning home. If the socioeconomic and political situation in the region deteriorates and popular discontent increases, this may lead former Islamic State fighters to join the armed struggle.
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