Critics assailed Modi’s speech for its personalism, but in the Trump era this is par for the course.
The BJP is preparing for a third term. The Congress is still reeling from its loss of 2014.
Russia and India’s recent cluster of new agreements are a reminder of their special but limited relationship. Yet Washington’s diplomatic challenges with New Delhi hit far closer to home.
With a steadily expanding fleet of satellites for both civilian and military purposes, the technological ability to secure these is a national imperative, as is the diplomatic ability to proactively shape the global governance of outer space with like-minded partners.
With the BJP’s return to power following May 2019 general election, India appears to have ushered in a new dominant party system—one premised on a unique set of political principles, showing a clear break with what came before.
In the wake of the BJP’s second consecutive single party majority in 2019, which comes on the back of significant political changes at the level of India’s states, the available evidence points in one direction
Washington and New Delhi should strive to forge a partnership oriented toward furthering common interests without expecting an alliance of any kind.
New Delhi may have to redefine the basis of its partnership with the United States in response to President Trump’s narrowly defined transactional policy toward India and aggressiveness with China.
Burgeoning literature uses digital tools such as email to experimentally evaluate the responsiveness of political elites to requests for constituency service.
Indian state institutions haven’t kept up with the country’s political and economic transformations. Now, India’s new government has three clear pathways to deliver much-needed reforms.