The Indian Ocean is a common theater of interest for India, the United States and Europe.
People of Indian origin constitute one of the largest diasporas in the world, residing in at least 200 countries. The stock of Indian migrants has almost tripled over the past three decades, from 6.6 million in 1990 to 17.9 million in 2020.
Indian Americans are now the second-largest immigrant group in the United States. Their growing political influence and the role the diaspora plays in Indian foreign policy therefore raises important questions—about how Indian Americans view India, the political changes underway there, and the course of U.S.-India relations.
For more than seven decades, India’s Constitution has provided a framework for liberal democracy to flourish in one of the world’s most diverse societies. Legal changes and shifts in bureaucratic practices, however, have undermined the rule of law, equal citizenship, checks and balances, and democratic accountability.
The trilateral dialogue between Australia, France, and India is at the confluence of three national concepts of the Indo-Pacific that are not totally identical but share two main characteristics: a common willingness to manage the rise of China peacefully and cooperatively, and an intention to keep away from the consequences of the China-U.S. rivalry.
If any of Donald Trump’s initiatives ought to outlast his presidency, the Indo-Pacific strategy is arguably the most deserving candidate.
The growth of the U.S.-India strategic partnership has been a significant achievement both in Washington and in New Delhi over the last two decades. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Laura Stone and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Reed Werner will review recent successes and identify future goals for the relationship. Carnegie’s Ashley J. Tellis will moderate.
The skirmishes between China and India along their contested border do not occur within a bubble. Beijing’s military action will have a damaging ripple effect on economic ties between the two Asian giants.
There is a growing realization that the U.S.-India partnership has proceeded on two tracks and that the security track has done well while the economic track has been a serious drag.
Biotechnology has unlocked vast potential for improving human life, but the risks it poses mean that multilateral safeguards are due for an update.