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Will India Ditch Sri Lanka's Tamils?

MK Bhadrakumar, Indian Punchline

Is the Modi Honeymoon Over?

Dhiraj Nayyar, Bloomberg

China Unmoved by U.S.-India Courtship

Dingding Chen, The Diplomat

A New Hinduism Emerges

Akhilesh Pillalamarri, The Diplomat

The four-day state visit to India by the Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena, which begins today, becomes a challenging diplomatic initiative by Prime Minister Narendra Modi....(full article)

India bulls are ecstatic. According to revised gross domestic product numbers released earlier this week, the country will expand 7.4 percent in the year through March -- on par wi...(full article)

In elections over the weekend, Delhi voters left no doubt about whom they prefer to govern India's capital region. Official results released Tuesday showed that the Aam Aadmi ("Co...(full article)

A warmer India-U.S. relationship will not hurt China-India relations — unless India makes a suicidal choice....(full article)

India is changing fast, and Hinduism is keeping up....(full article)

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End Abuse of Worker Visa System - Los Angeles Times

Adding insult to injury, some of the new workers are in the United States under what are known as H-1B visas — a category of visa that was designed to help American businesse...

A Defeat for India's Modi - New York Times

Fresh from the diplomatic high of a successful summit meeting with President Obama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been brought down to earth by domestic politics. He and his Bha...

India's Top-Cop Novelist - Prashant Agrawal, Ozy

Mumbai might be the next big literary city. In the 19th century, it was London. In the 1920s, it was Paris. In the 1960s, San Francisco....

India Is the Unstable Power of Our Time - Franz-Stefan Gady, The Diplomat

If it heeds the lessons of history, the US would do well not to foster close ties with India in the next few years....

Explaining the Global Surplus of Men - David Bauer, Quartz

Men now outnumber women on the planet by 60 million, the highest ever recorded. Preference for sons in India and China is driving the trend, but those two countries are not the onl...

U.S.-India Relations Reach a Wow Moment - Amitabh Mattoo, The Hindu

The Obama visit is so overwhelming a development that it has hardly evoked dissent. Not since India signed the peace and friendship treaty with the Soviet Union has New Delhi align...

The U.S. and India Mend Bridges - Irish Times

The statement and warmth of the meetings suggests a new confidence on the part of Modi that, with perceived hardening Japanese attitudes, represents a significant psychological shi...

Give the Balance of Power a Chance, America - Paul Pillar, TNI

There is something of a hidden hand at work, akin to how such a hand works economically in free markets. The hidden hand does not write the same script each time, and political sci...

A New Chapter for America and India - New York Times

After years of near misses and unfulfilled promises, President Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India appear to have set relations between their democracies on a deeper, p...

Modi Can Continue His American Honeymoon - Sadanand Dhume, TOI

Barely a year ago, most foreign policy pundits would likely have agreed on one simple prediction: the election of Narendra Modi as Indian prime minister would set back relations wi...

China's Long-Haul Indian Ocean Strategy - Kabir Taneja, The Diplomat

The docking last September of a Chinese naval submarine in Colombo turned heads in New Delhi, just as the new government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was still getting up to...

Obama and Modi Can Cement a 'Useful Friendship' - Robert Hathaway

What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, India and the United States were embroiled in bitter controversy after American authorities arrested an Indian diplomat, Devyani ...

Hindu Zealots Are a Threat to Modern India - R. Thakur, Japan Times

The massacre of schoolchildren in Peshawar last month forced Indians to confront a familiar question: What kind of Pakistan do they want for a neighbor? Prime Minister Narendra Mo...

Reasserting the Sri Lanka-India Friendship - The Hindu

The visit by Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera to New Delhi, days after the new government in Colombo was sworn in, sends the clear message of an enduring friendship ...

Nepal's India-China Dance - Manish Gyawali, The Diplomat

No longer treated as a peripheral concern, Nepal is receiving overtures from both China and India....

Did India's Anti-Corruption Leaders Sell Out? - Sanjay Kumar, Diplomat

They were once comrades-in-arms, giving a clarion call to Indians from all walks of life to fight the system, reform politics, and end corruption in India. They wanted a Jan Lokp...

Asia's Race into Space - James Clay Moltz, Daily Beast

While NASA and the European Space Agency gets most of the world’s attention, China, Japan and India are racing for the heavens....

World's Largest Democracy Has a Free Speech Problem - WSJ

U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry weren’t the only notable absentees at Sunday’s unity rally in Paris. India too failed to send a high-level represe...

An Election of Deep Consequence to Asia - Harsh Pant, The Diplomat

Sri Lanka’s surprising election result will have complex effects on the India-China-Sri Lanka strategic triangle....

Sri Lanka Upset a Blow to China - Kevin Sullivan, The Week

For Mahinda Rajapaksa, the now former president of Sri Lanka, last week's stunning election defeat must be a bit of a head-scratcher. Having ended the country's decades-long civil ...

China Makes a Move in the Resource Wars - Daniel McGroarty, RCWorld

Washington displays a troubling lack of interest over the intensifying tug-of-war for access to strategic resources....

Oil Price Opens Doors for Asia - William Pesek, Bloomberg View

For China and India, 2015 should be a pivotal year. Both Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have for months been making grand pronouncements about...

India Won't Soon Catch up to China - M.C. Madhavan, The Hindu

In India’s noisy political democracy, the problems are compounded by the existence of multiple political parties with no coherent approach to development....

Science Struggles in India - Dhiraj Nayyar, Bloomberg

Last September, India put a spacecraft into orbit around Mars. Since then, boasts about the country's scientific prowess have grown outlandishly. In October, Prime Minister Naren...

China: A Friend or a Foe to Moscow? - Alex Calvo, China Policy Institute Blog

The last days of the year have been intense in the geopolitical arena, with the release of Moscow’s new military doctrine among several developments meriting close attention....

Ranking the 7 Great Global Powers - Walter Russell Mead, American Interest

To kick off 2015, we present our take on who the real “G-7″ countries are: the world’s seven great powers, ranked by their ability to shape both their immediate environments ...

India Overreaching in Its Pursuit of Jihadists - The Hindu

The Union government recently blocked 32 websites, including globally popular ones such as Vimeo, GitHub, Dailymotion and archive.org that support data-archiving, video-sharing and...

Miles to go for India's Prime Minister - Sadanand Dhume, WSJ

What a difference a year can make. At this time last year, Narendra Modi was an outsider to New Delhi, hoping to beat the odds and lead his right-of-center Bharatiya Janata Party b...

A Game-Changing Year for Nepal - Sujeev Shakya, East Asia Forum

A real political and economic turnaround could be just around the corner for Nepal in 2015....

Democratic Progress, Populist Regression in India - A. Mishra, First Post

2014 was a terrific year for the democracy; 2014 was a terrible year for the democracy....

7 Awful, Underreported Conflicts - Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post

2014 has been a brutal year....

India and the Right to Suicide - Jerry Pinto, New York Times

L. had come up against Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code of 1860, a piece of legislation designed by the very Victorian Lord Macaulay, which punished attempts to commit suicide ...

Easy Money Flees Emerging Markets - Alan Beattie, Financial Times

Given the disparate paths and policies among middle-income economies, it is implausible that the emerging market boom dating back to the early 2000s reflected only cheap borrowing ...

Seeking Stability in South Asia's Geography - A. Pillalamarri, The Diplomat

The diversity of culture, language, and terrain throughout South Asia coupled with its numerous weak states reminds one of the multi-lingual Austro-Hungarian Empire that was always...

Envisioning a Hindu-Only India - Chandrahas Choudhury, Bloomberg View

This month, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, India’s powerful, male-only Hindu nationalist outfit, finally played a card it has long held in its hand. It announced an intensi...

Religious Intolerance in India - New York Times

Hope is in danger of crumbling that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would rein in the divisive agenda of his militant Hindu-nationalist supporters and allow India to concentrate on th...

Rearranging the Subcontinent - Robert Kaplan, Stratfor

The division of the Indian subcontinent between two major states, India and Pakistan (as well as a minor one, Bangladesh), may not be history's last word in political geography the...

Modi Ushers in New Era for India - Harsh Pant, The Diplomat

Narendra Modi’s rise to the office of Indian prime minister represents a decisive break from past politics. A challenge to the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty – which has dominated the ...

Great Hopes and a Long Road for India - Daniel Ten Kate, Bloomberg View

India’s democracy has traditionally divided spoils along the lines of religion and caste. As aspirations of an expanding urban population rise, the divisions are now more abo...

Russia Looks to the East - Elena Holodny, Business Insider

It seems Russian President Vladimir Putin just found an ally. On Thursday, Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in New Delhi to improve the energy, military, and trade...

Uber Didn't Cause India's Rape Problem - Bloomberg View

After the alleged rape of a young woman in an Uber cab in New Delhi, the Indian government has advised states to require that such ride-sharing services be registered, as taxi comp...

India's Unending Environmental Disaster - Backhaus & Salden, Spiegel

There was a clear sky on the night of Dec. 2, 1984. Starting at around midnight and for several hours thereafter, 27 tons of the highly toxic chemical methylisocyanate (MIC) escape...

The Democracy Promotion Gap - Sarah Repucci, The American Interest

A group of highly influential democracies of the global south—Brazil, India, Indonesia, and South Africa—have reinforced their democratic credentials in recent months t...

The Game China Is Playing - Alexander Vuving, The National Interest

What does China want with this island building? What is the ultimate objective of these projects? The usual lens we use to decipher strategic moves on the international arena is il...

Why Is India Optimistic About Ashton Carter? - Shashank Joshi, NI

After a week of swirling rumors, Ashton Carter, the deputy defense secretary from 2011-2013, has been all-but-announced as President Barack Obama's nominee for secretary of defence...

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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