• The Importance of Being Middle Class in India

      • Devesh Kapur, Neelanjan Sircar, Milan Vaishnav
      • November 03, 2017
      • Academic Foundation

      In the midst of debates on the definition of the middle class in India, self-identification could offer a simple, yet promising, solution.

      • Op-Ed

      Raja Mandala: New Equations in Indo-Pacific

      As New Delhi scrambles to cope with China’s rapid naval advances in the Indian Ocean, it needs to bring its bilateral cooperation with individual European countries into a comprehensive strategic framework.

      • Article

      India’s Rohingya Realpolitik

      • Niranjan Sahoo
      • October 31, 2017

      India’s muted reaction to the Rohingya crisis is worthy of note, as there had been high expectations that it would help diffuse this state-orchestrated humanitarian crisis.

      • Op-Ed

      What the Return of Quadrilateral Says About India and Emerging Asian Geopolitics

      India’s issue with quadrilateral cooperation among India, Japan, Australia and the United States is no longer about the principle. New Delhi will sit down with anyone in any kind of forum if that serves India’s national interest.

      • Event

      India’s Post-Demonetization Policy Agenda

      On November 8, 2016, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shocked the nation—and the world—by announcing his decision to “demonetize” 86 percent of India’s cash in circulation in an effort to address the scourge of black money in the country.

      • Op-Ed

      The Confluence of Two Seas

      The Indian, Japanese, and U.S. effort to connect the Pacific and Indian Oceans could be an alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative and enhance the bargaining power of small countries vis-a-vis Beijing.

      • Op-Ed

      Alienation of the Patels

      The upcoming elections in Gujarat will be an important test for the Modi government. Many Patels in Gujurat feel alienated and betrayed, but there remain many ardent partisans of the BJP, especially among the elite fractions of the caste.

      • Op-Ed

      Doing Business in India: Myths and Realities

      When the Doing Business report comes out this month, the nuances inherent in the data will likely be neglected by commentators looking to score points for one side or the other. Calmer heads should keep certain points in mind.

      • Event

      The Impact of Affirmative Action in India

      For seventy years, India’s democracy has relied on ethnic quotas to redress historical disadvantages faced by marginalized communities.

      • Op-Ed

      Raja Mandala: The Road to Partnership

      In demanding that Pakistan suspend cross-border terrorism and asking that India play a larger role in the region, Trump and Tillerson have begun to clear the path for strategic regional coordination between India and the United States.

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