The 2019 elections will be an important moment to see whether India can remain a civilisational state cultivating coalition politics as a way to perpetuate “unity in diversity” or it will continue its recent march towards a unitary, ethno-religious state.
While the hopes for a durable peace might be premature, the conflicts in Kashmir and Afghanistan might be entering a new phase in their long and depressing history.
For coalitions to be effective, they need leaders who know how to decentralise power. This is important as the 2019 election is likely to be a choice between two kinds of coalitions.
Securing the eastern Indian Ocean in partnership with Southeast Asian littorals like Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand could be one of the important near-term Indian contributions to peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific.
After four years, Modi and the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) remain the favorite in most of the large states of India, contributing to great opposition coordination for the 2019 election. But if Modi loses popularity, the BJP could be in trouble.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Singapore focuses on three increasingly interconnected themes—the strategic, economic, and technological.
The first in-depth investigation of the role money plays in the world’s largest democracy.
Following a year marked by mounting tensions between China and India, President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in Wuhan for an informal summit in April to reset the relationship, a momentous event in China-India relations.
Indian Prime Minister Modi’s informal summits in Wuhan with Chinese President Xi and Sochi with Russian President Putin are part of the new nimble footed Indian diplomacy toward major powers.
Indian democracy is arguably the biggest loser of the recent drama-filled elections in Karnataka, which are likely to erode trust in the system and cause lasting damage to norms and institutions.