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 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.
Access to cross-border data is an integral piece of the law enforcement puzzle. India is well placed to lead the discussions on international data agreements subject to undertaking necessary surveillance reforms.
Biotechnology has unlocked vast potential for improving human life, but the risks it poses mean that multilateral safeguards are due for an update.
The Indian Armed Forces are large and competent, but they face significant internal security challenges as well as major external dangers from China and Pakistan.
Asia’s two largest nuclear powers have never threatened each other with nuclear weapons. How much will the recent deadly border clashes between China and India change the security landscape?
The Trump administration has reportedly pressured law enforcement agencies to downplay the threat posed by these organizations, allowing nonstate violence to creep back into the political mainstream to a degree not seen since the 1960s and 1970s.