Urban areas are integral to India’s growth and development, accounting for well over half of the country’s GDP and representing an ever-growing percentage of its population.
The liberalizing Indian economic reforms of the 1990s and early 2000s led to a significant shift in the growth rate and poverty reduction in India. But India has paid a heavy price for abandoning that path in 2004.
Islamabad’s efforts to combat terrorism are vital for both domestic security and regional stability.
While Pakistan’s economy has made strides in recent years, the government continues to deal with very real setbacks, including energy challenges that have hindered fast-paced recovery.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is hosting a conference on how the United States and India can collaborate to create an economic environment and institutional regime that protects innovation.
In his first visit to Washington since taking over as the U.S. ambassador to India, Ambassador Richard Verma discussed how the bilateral strategic partnership has moved into a new “strategic plus” phase, and what must be done to sustain the momentum that is transforming and deepening the two countries’ ties.
As the deadline for a deal on Iran’s nuclear program approaches, the range of possible outcomes will have implications not just for the region and for world powers at the negotiating table, but also much more broadly.
India’s latest budget has generated huge interest in its ability to set the country on a path of sustained and rapid growth.
Unlike in neighboring Pakistan, India’s army has not intervened in politics and the country has successfully preserved its democracy.
Mangala Samaraweera, newly appointed foreign minister of Sri Lanka, presented the priorities of the new government and discussed the challenges ahead as parliamentary elections approach.