India is going to need to create a lot of jobs, and create a lot of economic growth, to satisfy its domestic needs.
If India makes a comeback, it will primarily be determined by what Prime Minister Narendra Modi does at home. But his success will hinge considerably on whether India’s foreign policy can nurture the external environment that enhances India’s prosperity, safety, and place in the world.
The next government must acknowledge India’s weak performance in enforcing the rule of law and take immediate action to close the widening gulf between principle and practice.
If Narendra Modi is luckier than his predecessors, he might make some progress with Pakistan. However, Modi should be aware that breakthroughs are unlikely amid the country’s current political flux.
The availability, access, and affordability of Indian energy faces an increasing risk from four formidable barriers: energy subsidies, systemic management inefficiencies, competition from a resource-hungry China, and climate change.
While Modi has a lot of good instincts when it comes to the economy, India is in a dire economic situation and Modi faces a difficult task.
Narendra Modi will be sworn in this week as India’s new prime minister. His new government will face a number of critical challenges.
There is nothing guaranteed about the Congress party's revival, but judging by history, even its opponents would be foolish to write it off. Congress may be down but it is not yet out.
One of the previous Indian government’s most glaring legacies was the deep sense of uncertainty that pervades the economy. Remedying this policy paralysis and uncertainty must be the next government’s number one priority.
The results of India’s sixteenth general election challenge the common understanding of contemporary Indian electoral politics in at least four ways.