By decisively rejecting former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s comeback bid, Sri Lankan voters also validated the new government’s foreign policy orientation and opened the way for a greater rapprochement with the West. However, much more must be done to rebuild the U.S.-Sri Lanka relationship.
The fragile security environment in South Asia is marked by territorial disputes, radical extremism, and nuclear weapons.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Confederation of Indian Industry hosted a conference on the future of the U.S.-India relationship, ten years after the Civil Nuclear Cooperation Initiative.
Remarks were given by the Vice President of the United States, the Honorable Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.
Milan Vaishnav participated in an online Q&A to discuss Indian politics in depth.
While Modi’s visit has ignited a sense of optimism about Bangladesh-India bilateral relations, tensions persist.
At their formation in 1947, India and Pakistan had more in common with each other, and shared more economic and cultural links than any other two nations on earth. Partition created not just a physical boundary, but also a psychological border between these two states.
Over the last year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s China policy has revealed the continuation of India’s asymmetric strategies—seeking to build multiple alignments while remaining grounded in strategic autonomy.
India needs to generate one million jobs per month for the next 20 years to absorb its burgeoning working-age population. India’s manufacturing sector, which is relatively underdeveloped, will have to absorb a significant part of this workforce.
There is increasing evidence that corruption undermined the international mission in Afghanistan.