• Op-Ed

    Raja Mandala: Saudi Arabia and the Ghosts of 1979

    The ideas of religious moderation and social modernization have been steadily pushed on the defensive in the four decades since 1979. Any effort to reverse 1979, therefore, must be welcomed in the Subcontinent.

    • Op-Ed

    Three Economists Went Around India Asking: Do You Call Yourself Middle Class?

    • Milan Vaishnav, Neelanjan Sircar, Devesh Kapur
    • November 24, 2017
    • Print

    The emergence of the Indian middle class has received much attention, but there’s no one authoritative way of defining what it means to be middle class.

    • Op-Ed

    Raja Mandala: New Ripples in the Oceans

    Looking beyond the traditional areas of high-technology and defence cooperation, and the more recent focus on global mitigation of climate change, New Delhi and Paris appear ready to lend a strong regional dimension to their strategic partnership.

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    Gujarat Model?

    The “Gujarat model” of investment—characterized by efforts to generate growth by attracting investors—has failed to turn investment into jobs. This economic failure may have implications for the BJP’s continued dominance in the state.

    • Op-Ed

    Beware the Robotic Empire

    Given the importance of artificial intelligence (AI) in the coming years, India must keep a wary eye on Chinese developments in this field, and develop its own strategic vision of how AI technologies can be harnessed to advance its interests.

    • India and the Resurrection of the Quad

      As he seeks a say in defining the agenda of the quadrilateral security dialogue with Japan, the United States, and Australia, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is heralding his country’s self-confident pursuit of enlightened self-interest with all the major powers.

      • Op-Ed

      Has Trump Any Real Option in Afghanistan?

      The Trump administration’s strategy in Afghanistan can at best preserve the Afghan regime, share the financial burden with its partners, and mitigate Pakistan’s interference.

      • Op-Ed

      Raja Mandala: A Rediscovery of Non-Alignment

      The proposition that India must tilt to one side, toward Russia and China, and keep its distance from the United States is a legacy from the 1970s. It does not square with contemporary reality.

      • Event

      My Enemy’s Enemy: India in Afghanistan

      Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s recent visit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi is the latest affirmation of both countries’ shift to a deeper bilateral partnership.

      • Op-Ed

      Why Satya Nadella Thinks It Is Time for a Digital Version of the Geneva Convention

      The issues raised by Microsoft deserve serious and critical attention in India. The outcomes from this debate could have a lasting impact on India’s own digital future in both commercial and national security realms.

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