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 U.S. Secretary of the Navy recently announced the intent to re-establish the U.S. First Fleet in the Indo-Pacific region.
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.
We just witnessed the conclusion of two key elections –the United States Presidential race and Bihar State Assembly Elections closer to home. The results in both elections will have huge repercussions for India. The incoming U.S. President has wide discretion in setting the tone of foreign policy.