In democracies stretching from Brazil to Nigeria, criminals routinely thrive at the ballot box. In India, the world’s largest democracy, as many as a third of elected politicians are under criminal indictment.
Pakistan’s 2013 general election marked the country’s first civilian transfer of power following the completion of an elected government’s full term. However, questions linger over the country’s democratic durability as next year’s election will occur against a challenging backdrop.
With exclusive access to Rao’s never-before-seen personal papers, Vinay Sitapati’s definitive biography provides new revelations on the Indian economy, nuclear program, foreign policy, and domestic politics.
Authors Devesh Kapur and Sanjoy Chakravorty will present their findings on Indian-Americans’ rapid rise, the social and economic challenges particular to immigrants of Indian heritage, and the group’s influence on the trajectories of both nations.
Sino-Indian relations have hit a rough patch in recent months.
Corruption hardly topped the threat list when U.S. military forces and civilians first entered Afghanistan in 2001. But recognition of its devastating potential to undermine U.S. national security objectives is far higher today.
In early August, both houses of India’s parliament overwhelmingly passed a landmark Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill that will bring India closer to a common market than ever before.
Scholars from Carnegie India and Carnegie’s South Asia Program participated in an online Q&A to discuss U.S.-India relations.
A quarter century ago, Indian National Congress dominance in New Delhi began to give way to two distinct political forces—the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party and a wide-ranging collection of regional political parties.
Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley discussed what the NDA government has accomplished in its first two years and how it plans to steer India toward a sustained, high-growth trajectory.