As China grows in power, how does the country seek to reshape the international system to serve its strategic aims?
The BJP government is getting nervous about its reelection chances, but the race remains the BJP’s to lose.
The Congress Party’s newest campaigner may not actually contest elections, but she will likely narrow a funding gap in a country where winning votes costs serious money.
Important details need to be worked out in U.S. talks with the Taliban and the Afghan government. But even if these things cannot be agreed on, the United States should still withdraw.
The BJP will have a hard time replicating its 2014 performance in Uttar Pradesh this year. But as India's biggest electoral prize, the state is make-or-break.
Whether the recently agreed-upon U.S.-Taliban draft peace framework will lead to real peace negotiations between Kabul and the Taliban or serve as U.S. President Donald Trump’s pretext for departing Afghanistan is unknown. The hard choices for the United States, the Afghan government, the Taliban, and regional and international stakeholders are still to come.
The defense and security dimension of the U.S.-India strategic partnership, despite demonstrating significant growth and progress in recent years, still lacks the maturity critical to enabling the cooperation envisioned.
Any large-scale income support program would require state capacity and fiscal resources. Unfortunately, both are in short supply in India.
This book describes how China seeks to reshape the international system to serve its strategic aims.
If the United States effectively uses its considerable residual leverage in Afghanistan, Pakistan does not try and turn Afghanistan into a weak protectorate, and the Taliban does not overreach inside Afghanistan, there is reason for optimism.