This summer’s standoff between the Chinese and Indian militaries at Doklam has revived the troubled but fascinating history of relations between the world’s two most populous nations.
The world needs permanent organizations that earn political power and govern, that are forced to articulate disparate interests and viewpoints, that can recruit and develop future government leaders and that monitor those already in power.
Conventional wisdom about China’s economic problems, such as debt, growth, and trade, can often be wrong due to the lack of an appropriate framework for analysis.
There are a number of common contradictions in mainstream understanding of China’s economy.
The United States needs a proactive and smart strategy to address the imbalances and asymmetries in its economic and trade relationships with China.
The original conception of BRICS, to bring together the world’s most important emerging markets, may have become obsolete, destined to be replaced by ChIPs: China and India Plus.
The influence of U.S. sanctions derives from America’s central position in international finance—particularly its control over the invisible plumbing that allows money to move around the world.
A positive relationship between the United States and China is crucial for promoting global growth and development, but it is increasingly fraught by disagreements over what a fair economic relationship looks like.
Seventy years ago, independent India was born. Having shaken off the yoke of the British Empire, the country embarked on what was—and remains—the world’s most radical democratic experiment.
The tragedy of partition was compounded by the economic division of South Asia, an outcome that did not need to accompany the political separation. India’s efforts at regional economic integration will have implications for both peace and development.