India’s electoral bonds have only legitimized opacity. The government has promised reform, while doubling down on nefarious old habits, and this new instrument has intensified the crisis confronting India’s much-vaunted apex institutions.
BJP governments at the state and federal level are altering Indian history textbooks to conform with Hindu nationalist doctrine.
Current patterns of nuclearization in South Asia amply confirm the conclusion that although India and Pakistan have, at various points historically, supported the idea of abolishing nuclear weapons with various degrees of enthusiasm, that position has now been consigned to the dust heap of history.
In 2014, Modi came to power on the promise of an improved economy. As of 2019, India’s economic growth is slowing but Modi’s popularity appears to be intact. If the BJP cannot correct the course of the economy, it will eventually impact the BJP at the polls.
A tribute to Stephen Cohen, pioneer of South Asian security studies who passed away on October 27, 2019.
While India perceives a growing Chinese presence as competition to its strategic and security role in the Indian Ocean Region, Beijing is determined to stake its claim and emerge as a key player in the region.
The recent developments around the Strait of Hormuz have once again highlighted the importance of maritime chokepoints and their connection to regional geopolitics.
Extending New Delhi’s network of maritime initiatives to Madagascar and Comoros would only strengthen India’s own outlined priorities and interests in the region.
On October 11, 2019, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold their second informal summit in Mamallapuram in southern India. The conversation may follow from the two leaders’ earlier meeting in April 2018 in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
Proven to be the best engines for job creation, new and smaller enterprises are India's answer to rising unemployment and a burgeoning youth population.