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 13, 2019

The architecture of South Asia has been altered. Last week, the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir had its autonomy revoked and is now under the direct control of the Centre, or the Government of India. Article 370 of India’s…

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 25, 2019

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has done it again. In the results of the general election announced Thursday, and as he did five years ago, Modi has achieved another absolute majority for his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party…

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 | 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,…

by | Dec 17, 2018

Suddenly, the prime minister of India, Narendra Modi appears vulnerable — with a national election looming by May of 2019. This India observer admits to being a stunned mullet. Less than five years ago, Modi was elected with an absolute…

by | Oct 3, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to visit New Delhi on October 5. His visit follows India’s announcement on September 27 that it will procure the S-400 air defense system from Russia in a $5.4 billion contract. The integrated system is…

by | Jan 23, 2018

The world’s intelligentsia and corporate and political leaders are meeting this week at Davos, hosted by the World Economic Forum — high in the Rhaetian Alps of Switzerland where 15 inches of snow are forecast for the next seven days….

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