by | Oct 10, 2019

Receiving limited attention in mainstream media is India’s recently expressed desire to hit the “refresh” button in its relations with the United States. As recently reported in USNI News, a publication of the U.S. Naval Institute, the Minister of External…

by | Aug 14, 2019

On August 9, the Financial Times (FT) published an article by British journalist Gideon Rachman titled, “What happens when the world cannot rely on the US?” Rachman has served as the chief foreign affairs commentator of FT since 2006. In this rather…

by | Aug 8, 2019

As tensions between India and Pakistan escalate over the disputed territory of Kashmir, Pakistani officials are again threatening armed conflict, saying they will “go to any extent” to protect Kashmiri independence. On Monday, the Indian government unilaterally revoked Article 370, which…

by | Jun 11, 2019

As a child when I visited India, I rarely had jet lag. At the crack of dawn, I’d be awoken first by the azaan— the call for morning prayers from the mosque. I’d barely fall asleep again when the bells…

by | May 23, 2019

In a big election week, India’s voters gave Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a mandate to govern until 2024. While all the results are not yet tallied, the Hindu Nationalists of the BJP are projected to win 299 of…

by | May 5, 2019

“America’s Big Lie.” That’s quite a provocative title but no, I’m not talking about politicians or even the government. I’m referring to American business’ big lie, and you have all experienced it as they constantly repeat it to you… and…

by | Apr 8, 2019

The bloom is off the rose for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, the crown jewel of China’s vaunted Belt and Road Initiative — designed to economically link Europe, Eurasia, Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia to Beijing. About 70…

by | Apr 5, 2019

Last week, the world was up-in-arms over the fact that democratic India, one of the world’s leading economies with nuclear arms, launched an anti-satellite test. Codenamed “Mission Shakti” by India’s military, the test of their anti-satellite capability was a resounding success: the…

by | Mar 24, 2019

Five years ago Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, won an enormous election victory. Some compared the new prime minister to Ronald Reagan. However, Modi’s economic policy turned into a bust, more statist intervention than market remedies. Even worse…

by | Mar 14, 2019

The prime minister of India, Narendra Modi, has a strategic opportunity: to seek rapprochement now with archenemy Pakistan. Following the recent attack on a police convoy in Pulwama in the state of Jammu and Kashmir that killed 40 paramilitary police,…

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