India Decides 2014

 
  • Op-Ed
    Revisiting Manufacturing Policy
    Rajiv Kumar April 22, 2014 Mint

    To revive Indian manufacturing, industry and the government must implement a reform agenda together—to increase competition, reduce dualism, make the regulatory process more transparent, and cut the compliance burden.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Getting India Back On Track
    Ashley J. Tellis April 15, 2014 Mint

    Progress in India requires a deep commitment to restoring the centrality of markets in economic decisionmaking.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Getting U.S.-India Ties Back on Track
    Ashley J. Tellis April 15, 2014 India Today

    Both India and the United States are to blame for their partnership’s slowdown, and they share the responsibility to rebuild it.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Modi's World
    C. Raja Mohan April 11, 2014 Eurasia Review

    Foreign policy is rarely central to elections anywhere in the world. It is no surprise, then, that the foreign policy sections in the manifestos put out by some Indian parties seem an afterthought.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Odds of Congress Party Maintaining Power are Slim
    Milan Vaishnav April 7, 2014 Deutsche Welle

    India’s ruling Congress Party is expected to take a beating at the polls, as the world’s biggest election gets underway. The opposition BJP is set to do well, despite its polarizing candidate.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Rural/Urban Divide Dies Out
    Milan Vaishnav, Neelanjan Sircar April 3, 2014 Financial Times

    Even if the rural/urban divide did once provide an accurate description of the country, there is good reason to doubt it as India heads to the polls in 2014.

     
  • Article
    Can Arvind Kejriwal Rescue Indian Democracy?
    Christophe Jaffrelot March 28, 2014

    If anticorruption fighter Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party could force Indian officials to mend their ways, the country would be making real progress toward what it claims to be.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Modi of the Middle Class
    Christophe Jaffrelot March 24, 2014 Indian Express

    If the middle class wants Modi, a super-CEO, at the helm of India, it is because it does not idealize parliamentary democracy as much as it used to, compared to a more managerial decision-making process.

     
  • Op-Ed
    46 Percent of Indians Have No Problems Supporting Dynastic Candidates
    Milan Vaishnav, Devesh Kapur, Neelanjan Sircar March 23, 2014 Times of India

    Political parties in India, virtually across the spectrum, have a demonstrated preference for perpetuating political dynasties.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Growth Is No. 1 Poll Issue for Voters, Survey Shows
    Milan Vaishnav, Devesh Kapur, Neelanjan Sircar March 17, 2014 Times of India

    For voters across India, economic growth and corruption unambiguously dominate all other concerns, and inflation follows closely behind.

     
  • Book
    Getting India Back on Track: An Action Agenda for Reform
    Bibek Debroy, Ashley J. Tellis, Reece Trevor June 9, 2014 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace video

    A playbook for how Indian policymakers can return the country to a path of high and sustained economic growth.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Revisiting Manufacturing Policy
    Rajiv Kumar April 22, 2014 Mint

    To revive Indian manufacturing, industry and the government must implement a reform agenda together—to increase competition, reduce dualism, make the regulatory process more transparent, and cut the compliance burden.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    India’s 2014 General Election: A Primer
    Milan Vaishnav April 16, 2014 Diplomat

    Economic growth, jobs and development, and inflation and corruption are three of the key issues concerning Indian voters as they go to the polls to vote in the general election.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Getting India Back On Track
    Ashley J. Tellis April 15, 2014 Mint

    Progress in India requires a deep commitment to restoring the centrality of markets in economic decisionmaking.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Getting U.S.-India Ties Back on Track
    Ashley J. Tellis April 15, 2014 India Today

    Both India and the United States are to blame for their partnership’s slowdown, and they share the responsibility to rebuild it.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Modi's World
    C. Raja Mohan April 11, 2014 Eurasia Review

    Foreign policy is rarely central to elections anywhere in the world. It is no surprise, then, that the foreign policy sections in the manifestos put out by some Indian parties seem an afterthought.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Odds of Congress Party Maintaining Power are Slim
    Milan Vaishnav April 7, 2014 Deutsche Welle

    India’s ruling Congress Party is expected to take a beating at the polls, as the world’s biggest election gets underway. The opposition BJP is set to do well, despite its polarizing candidate.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Foreign Desk: India’s Elections
    Milan Vaishnav April 5, 2014 Monocle’s Foreign Desk

    What matters to India’s 800 million voters and how will these desires manifest in the 2014 parliamentary elections?

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Rural/Urban Divide Dies Out
    Milan Vaishnav, Neelanjan Sircar April 3, 2014 Financial Times

    Even if the rural/urban divide did once provide an accurate description of the country, there is good reason to doubt it as India heads to the polls in 2014.

     
  • Event
    India’s Improbable Democracy: Resilience and Inadequacies
    Ashley J. Tellis, Ashutosh Varshney April 2, 2014 Washington, DC

    Since 1947, India has forged and consolidated the world’s largest democracy—an endeavor that is far from complete. India continues to wrestle with such diverse challenges as ethnic conflict, governance deficits, and stunning economic disparities among regions and peoples.

     

India Decides 2014 provides timely analysis on India’s national elections and their impact on the country’s economy, domestic policy, and foreign relations. It brings together insights from Carnegie’s experts in Washington, New Delhi, and around the world.

Carnegie Experts on India Decides 2014

  • Frederic Grare
    Director and Senior Associate
    South Asia Program

    Grare is senior associate and director of Carnegie’s South Asia Program. His research focuses on security issues and democratization in India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Previously, he led the Asia bureau at the Directorate for Strategic Affairs in the French Ministry of Defense.

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  • Christophe Jaffrelot
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program

    Jaffrelot’s core research focuses on theories of nationalism and democracy, mobilization of the lower castes and untouchables in India, the Hindu nationalist movement, and ethnic conflicts in Pakistan.

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  • C. Raja Mohan
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    South Asia Program

    Mohan is a nonresident senior associate in Carnegie’s South Asia Program, where his research focuses on international security, defense, and Asian strategic issues.

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  • Ila Patnaik
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    South Asia Program

    Patnaik, an expert on India’s economy, is a nonresident senior associate in Carnegie’s South Asia Program.

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  • Ashley J. Tellis
    Senior Associate
    South Asia Program

    Tellis is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace specializing in international security, defense, and Asian strategic issues.

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  • Milan Vaishnav
    Associate
    South Asia Program

    Vaishnav’s primary research focus is the political economy of India, and he examines issues such as corruption, ethnic politics, governance and state capacity, election finance, and distributive politics.

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