On issues ranging from immigration to press freedom, the policy preferences of Indian-Americans line up remarkably well with those of the political Left. Indeed, the leading reason Democrats and independents cite for their aversion to the Republican Party is the latter’s intolerance of minorities.
Even though Indian Americans comprise slightly more than 1 percent of the total U.S. population—and less than 1 percent of all registered voters—both major parties are leaving no stone unturned in reaching out to this community. Yet, despite the rising political profile of Indian Americans, their political attitudes are woefully under-studied.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) criticised the opacity of this financial mechanism and described it as “a retrograde step”.
India must treat recovery from the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to remedy long-standing problems with its economy. If left untreated, these problems could precipitate other crises.
The roots of polarisation in these countries run deep, usually dating back to at least the first half of the 20th century and the formation of modern nation-states
India can play a larger role on the world stage, but it must first restore its economic momentum and liberal credentials.
Deepening ties with its Asian neighbors will be a challenging but vital component of India’s post-pandemic recovery.
Pre-pandemic trends look likely to continue, centralizing more power in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government.
India could play a leading role in establishing multilateral data governance, but it will have to back away from protectionist impulses.
The rise of China has changed India’s security landscape, creating opportunities to deepen its partnerships and enhance its regional posture.