For India, the equation is pretty simple: better diplomatic relations between the United States and Iran would let New Delhi deal more smoothly with both countries. A decline in the relationship adversely affects Indian interests.
Today, the Indian subcontinent is returning to this peaceful mode of popular protest.
The Citizenship Amendment Act provides expedited Indian citizenship to illegal migrants who originate from one of three neighboring countries. The bill provides a pathway to citizenship for a wide variety of religious groups, except for Muslims.
India must think hard before uprooting the framework that makes it the envy of the world
By their design, electoral bonds legitimize opacity in how elections are funded. There is concern that electoral bonds could become vehicles for money laundering for shell companies, or for prohibited foreign donations.
Whether for reasons of security or economics, the slow slide towards collective protectionism in the United States and Europe is unmistakable.
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.
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.
The next crisis between India and Pakistan might originate from an Indian offensive to seize territory in Kashmir. If so, the chances of the conflict escalating to war are more likely than currently predicted.