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At a time when Indian foreign policy horizons are widening and New Delhi is self-confident about its own role in the world, the Modi government has decided to leave it to Pakistan ...(full article)

India and US are the world's most populous and successful democracies. Both share several political, ethical and moral values. Thus the two are seen by many as natural allies. Indi...(full article)

In the past 13 months, almost $1trn has left those "emerging markets", as they’re also called. That’s twice the amount that decamped during the global financial crisis....(full article)

NEW DELHI — Every society has its articles of faith: “This is a free country”; “Islam is a religion of peace.” The strength of a society depends on th...(full article)

The rupiah and ringgit plumb depths unseen since the Asian financial crisis...(full article)

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Much-Needed Reform at the U.N. - The Hindu

The move by the United States to oppose any large-scale reforms in the United Nations Security Council does not match the promise President Barack Obama made to India, that it woul...

China's Demographic Doomsday Approaches - G. Chang, National Interest

While India will soon enjoy something akin to "ideal demographics." How did this happen?...

America's Special Relationships Need a Reboot - David Rothkopf, FP

The next president urgently needs to consider how to revitalize U.S. alliances worldwide....

Is There Anything Secular About Modi's India? - S. Seervai, Daily Beast

A regional ban on selling or consuming cows by forces close to Modi’s Hindu government has traditional Muslim butchers starving—and others worried about the country&rsq...

Asia's New Geopolitics: Balancing China - Harsh Pant, The Diplomat

New configurations in Asian geopolitics are emerging thick and fast....

The World's Weirdest Border Dispute Ends - Adam Taylor, WaPo

Just after midnight Saturday, one of the most perplexing border disputes in the world officially ended. India and Bangladesh began the exchange of over 160 enclaves – small areas...

Memon Hanging Leaves India Divided - Deccan Chronicle

The hanging on Thursday of Yakub Memon in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case has sharply divided the country. But no less significant than the factors concerning the merit of the s...

India & Pakistan Sliding Toward War? - Julia Thompson, TNI

The ceasefire agreement reached between India and Pakistan in November 2003 is now unrecognizable, with firing growing steadily since late 2012. Monday’s attack on ...

Resources Key to a China-India Conflict - Palmo Tenzin, National Interest

While everyone’s anxiously watching and analyzing the events unraveling in the South China Sea, there’s another resource conflict involving China that also deserves att...

No End in Sight to India's Parliament Logjam - Deccan Chronicle

The BJP’s standard line is that it is open to discussion and debate on any subject in Parliament. Only a “loyal Opposition” works on such a premise in a democracy...

Who Wants to Buy Russia's New Tank? - Samuel Bendett, RealClearWorld

Billed by Russians as the most advanced military system in the world today, it certainly impressed global audiences and experts....

At the Mercy of Delhi's Water Mafia - Aman Sethi, Foreign Policy

Pumping wells in the dark of night, criminal bosses rule the liquid economy in one of the world's busiest cities. Can anyone stop them?...

Iran Anchors India's Central Asia Pivot - Saurav Jha, World Politics Review

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s whirlwind tour this month of the five Central Asian republics of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkeminstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, with a...

India and Israel Start to See Enemies Within - P. Mishra, Bloomberg View

Cultural revolutions are underway in two nation-states -- India and Israel -- founded by secular nationalists in the late 1940s. Right-wing demagogues, emerging in both countries f...

Realigning the Asia-Pacific - David Lang, The Australian

Australia is well positioned to seize upon the goodwill and personal rapport between prime ministers Tony Abbott, Shinzo Abe and Narendra Modi, as the strategic, defence and securi...

India and Pakistan, in the Same Security Bloc? - F. Shaikh, Chatham House

India and Pakistan are expected to be simultaneously elevated to full membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in 2016, as mooted at this week’s summit of th...

India's Most Testing Scandal - The National

Even by Indian standards, the ongoing Vyapan corruption scandal is simply staggering for what it says about the gaps in systemic coherence, safeguards – and yes, the way the ...

The Indian Prime Minister's Secret Weapon - Sanjena Sathian, Ozy

The man speaking was the distinguished, newly elected prime minister of India, Narendra Modi. The unsung puppeteer behind it all? A plump, balding 54-year-old named Vijay Jolly....

Pakistan: Lessons From U.S.-India Nuke Deal - Saira Bano, Diplomat

During the seventh round of the U.S.-Pakistan Security, Strategic Stability, and Nonproliferation (SSS&NP) working group earlier this month, Pakistan again demanded an India-styl...

Forget China; Latin America Looks to India - Oppenheimer, Miami Herald

There are several reasons why Latin American countries may pay more attention to India, as Mexico’s Slim reportedly is already doing. According to an unconfirmed report in The Ec...

Not Every Indian Wants to Join the PM on a Yoga Mat - Independent

At the same time, some in India saw another agenda at work, beyond a laudable desire to tone up the average Indian’s body. Members of the country’s large Muslim communi...

Foreign Hands Off Afghanistan - Marin Thornton & Rahi, The Conversation

For much of its history, Afghanistan has been a battlefield for conflicts over regional influence in what has been called the Great Game. Now a weak state with deep ethnic division...

Question over South Asia's Nuclear Stability - Kunal Singh, Diplomat

For 15 years, since its inception in February 2000, General Khalid Kidwai served as Director General of Pakistan’s Strategic Plans Division. Now an adviser to Pakis...

How to Undermine India's Alliances - Ajai Sahni, Indian Express

The political posturing in the wake of the Myanmar operation undermines India’s long-term interests....

Why Did India's Army Strike in Burma? - P. Parameswaran, Diplomat

New Delhi’s operation is much less novel or controversial than some have claimed....

Sweating Out India's Deadly Drought - Shanoor Seervai, Daily Beast

I don’t know why I insist on running outdoors in the summer. Already at 6 a.m., Mumbai has started to swelter. But when the alarm goes off, my inner sadist meets my endorphin...

Russia & India: A 21st Century Decline - Jayant Singh, The Diplomat

As strategic relations go, few countries can match the enduring partnership that India and Russia have shared since the 1960s. For close to half a century Russia has been New Delhi...

The Split of an Indian State, One Year Later - The Hindu

A year after their formation, the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh continue to grapple with resource-sharing issues with respect to power, water and other assets....

Israel's Successful Asia Pivot - Elliott Abrams, Council on Foreign Relations

It's common to hear about Israel's growing isolation in the world, and UN votes are sometimes held up as evidence of this. The BDS movement, especially in Europe, is also adduced t...

Streets in India Are Actually Melting - Adam Chandler, The Atlantic

Severe temperatures have reportedly claimed more than 1,100 lives across India. Why are so many people dying?...

Narendra Modi, the Leader Who Just Gets It - S Visvanathan, DeccanChron

Narendra Modi is a man who continues to fascinate his critics. The more we criticise him, the more he seems to grow. One looked at him first like a seasonal plant, an oddball, but ...

A New Silk Road to Quell International Tensions? - Robert Berke, Oil Price

It is important to understand that the new “Road’ is not a formal plan in any sense but merely a broad outline of goals, a work in progress, being filled in, opportunis...

The Indian Century - Claire Berlinski, City Journal

Education, entrepreneurialism, and democratic institutions bode well for the country’s future—but profound challenges remain....

India Waiting on the Real Reforms - The National

One year is, perhaps, too short a period by which to judge the performance of a new government, particularly in a country as vast as India. Yet the Narendra Modi-led NDA government...

Don't Let Climate Talks Fail Again - Kevin Rudd, New York Times

Forging an agreement in Paris will take bold leadership. The people of the world, particularly the young, now look increasingly to the leaders of these great powers to protect our ...

A Report Card for Narendra Modi - A. Gowen & R. Lakshmi, WaPo

When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept into power a year ago this month, expectations were high. The Indian economy was in the doldrums, and a scandal-ridden ad...

India's President Underwhelms - Bloomberg View

When Narendra Modi swept to power in India a year ago, critics said they feared his strongman tendencies. They needn't have worried. In his approach to economic reform, he's been a...

Narendra Modi: India's One-Man Band - The Economist

A YEAR ago Narendra Modi came to office promising to bring India “good times”, by which he meant jobs, prosperity and international renown. His progress has been frustr...

Are Investors Tiring of India's 'Reagan?' - Seema Mody, CNBC

Economists and investors trumpeted Modi as a sort of Ronald Reagan of India, a man who could get down to business and prescribe the right medicine for the country's heavily regulat...

India, China, and a Tibet Caught in the Middle - Ellen Bork, WA Journal

EMITHANG, India — My friends and I had gone as far as we could toward the border with China. We were tracing, in reverse, the Dalai Lama’s path into India from Chinese-...

Contemplating 'Ancient Indian Aviation Tech' - S. Deb, New Republic

What tales of ancient Vedic aircraft tell us about India’s place in the modern world....

Asia's Giants Strive for Closer Ties - Rowan Callick, The Australian

We're going through a purple patch for leaders in the big Asian countries....

India Shows How to Keep ISIS Out - Peter Hartcher, Sydney Morning Herald

Surprising as it may seem, some Western countries with Christian majorities account for more IS recruits than countries with the biggest Muslim populations....

India and China Seek Their Nixon Moment - Economist

Two bold leaders share an interest in at least modestly better relations....

India's Chilling Crackdown - New York Times

The Ford Foundation is among the world’s best-known charitable organizations, dispensing billions of dollars globally for projects aimed at reducing poverty, fighting injusti...

Mumbai's Evolving Urban Form

The continuing dispersion of international metropolitan areas is illustrated by recently released 2011 Census of India preliminary data for the Mumbai "larger" metropolitan area...

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