One political party dominates the world’s largest democracy. Why has India’s BJP has become so powerful?
The Congress must stem its electoral bleeding, and also rejuvenate its atrophied party organization.
Major waterways in South Asia are at risk of overuse, but India and its neighbors face an uphill battle to broaden multilateral cooperation in response.
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.
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.
Whatever might be the civilian rhetoric, Pakistan’s army leadership is quite conscious that making the United States an enemy and putting all the eggs in the China basket is not a smart strategy.
India’s impending purchase of the Russian S-400 missile system may be the thorniest problem currently bedeviling the U.S.-India strategic partnership. But with a little creativity, it can be overcome.