Trump’s worldview isn’t one that clearly defines true U.S. national interests and makes them a priority. Instead, it is one that will likely end up putting America last, not first, on a range of issues critical to its long-term prosperity and security.
New Delhi needs to turn its attention in 2018 to creating significant domestic capabilities for information operations against threats at home and abroad.
Understanding the internal debate in the United States about its approach to the world is as important for India as parsing the administration’s latest thinking on China and Pakistan.
2019 may witness the return of coalition politics in India.
While the U.S. and Cuban governments will determine the overall trajectory of their bilateral relations, history suggests that Louisiana can shape the relationship’s commercial and cultural contours for mutual benefit.
The Trump administration has managed to provide some answers to some outstanding questions in its national security strategy. But it has left even more unanswered.
Now that the situation in Syria is moving towards a political settlement and reconstruction, many more parties will have a say in what happens.
As the weakest of the major powers, New Delhi should stay engaged with both continental as well as maritime powers in order to improve its own place in the world order.
While populist parties did not sweep the 2017 elections, they did consolidate a significant place in the European political landscape.
The tight competition in Gujarat and the behavior of the BJP leadership during the campaign suggest that the BJP’s dominance may be more vulnerable than previously realized.
Brazil seems strangely quiet. Protests come and go in cycles, but the change in activism is troubling amid increasing dissatisfaction with the country’s democracy.
National Security Strategies are typically less detailed foreign policy to do lists than broad principles and platitudes designed to persuade people that an administration has a compelling and effective strategy. A year in it’s not at all clear that the Trump administration has one.
Without a return to genuine bilateralism that takes into account the interests of both parties, Beijing will find that the chasm with New Delhi continues to deepen.
Iran has entered a growth-friendly demographic window of opportunity, during which prime-age workers outnumber children and elderly dependents. This period will profoundly shape Iran’s future.
The world is vastly different from when the nuclear order was built: proliferation risks and interest in nuclear energy are much lower, but regional insecurities raise danger of escalatory warfare. Meanwhile, the have/have not inequities impair cooperation to restore the foundation of order.
Vladimir Putin has made progress in restoring Moscow’s status as a great power. The United States may no longer be the indispensable nation, as that idea was understood in the 1990s.
U.S. and Egyptian interests are increasingly divergent and the relationship now has far less common purpose than it once did.
The hundredth anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party’s founding is in 2021. The party’s new leadership will keep an eye on this important deadline, which could well define the future of the single party, and of its domestic and global ambitions.
China’s recent crackdown on migrant workers in Beijing would limit labor mobility, but would also threaten its ability to manage its debt.
The caste analysis of candidates provides insight into how parties read the electorate. Both the Congress and BJP have adapted their strategies to a new reading of politics in Gujarat, although not necessarily in the ways that the election campaign and media coverage would suggest.