Countering traditional notions of balance-of-power theory, smaller states have not joined together militarily to oppose the United States' rising power at the end of the Cold War, Chinese aggression in the South China Sea, or Russian offensives along its Western border.
One political party dominates the world’s largest democracy. Why has India’s BJP become so powerful?
The Congress must stem its electoral bleeding, and also rejuvenate its atrophied party organization.
The BJP’s emerging hegemony should not be conflated with electoral invincibility. As recent elections have demonstrated in states such as Bihar, Delhi, and Karnataka, the party is fallible.
What conservative civic activism portends for global civil society.
India’s Supreme Court correctly ruled that only Parliament can disqualify candidates facing criminal charges. But both Parliament and the Court have a responsibility to address the criminalization of Indian politics.
As India bids to become a leading global power, its foreign policy is more complex than ever, carrying consequences far beyond the region.
As the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi approaches the end of its term, India is preparing for nationwide general elections in the spring of 2019.
Why Prime Minister Modi’s demonetization gamble is unlikely to hurt his popularity ahead of the 2019 elections.
What creates the room for some bold thinking about the next steps in the bilateral relationship is the fit between U.S. President Trump’s effort to recalibrate America's international relations and India’s ambitions to play a larger global role.