The Korean Peninsula is a large source of volatility in the geopolitical situation of East Asia.
The government’s flagship financial inclusion drive, the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana, is one of the grandest policy initiatives of its kind by virtue of sheer scale.
As China is increasingly able to match its supportive statements with actual resources to reduce Nepal’s reliance on India, Kathmandu will naturally be tempted to play off New Delhi against Beijing.
Recognition of the right to privacy opens up a whole new world of legal possibilities, whether they be judicial directives to the state to enforce citizen privacy against technology giants, or even direct challenges against privacy policies of such companies.
India must its increase its economic diplomacy and security cooperation with Afghanistan while countering the narrative that the success of the revised U.S. policy toward South Asia hinges on Kashmir.
The geopolitical legacies of Partition remain the biggest drag on India’s larger global aspirations. China has benefited from the division and its penetration of the subcontinent is becoming increasingly difficult to counteract.
Creating 12 million jobs a year is a challenge for any government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems well aware of it.
The tragedy of partition was compounded by the economic division of South Asia, an outcome that did not need to accompany the political separation. India’s efforts at regional economic integration will have implications for both peace and development.
Increasing connectivity has raised fundamental questions about data ownership and user privacy that have not been adequately addressed in current legal and policy frameworks.
The emerging concept of India as a “first responder” reflects the country’s growing capability and increasing willingness to assume the role of a leading power.