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This week marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations Monetary Conference held at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.
Last week, Britain impounded an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar, claiming that the vessel was carrying oil to Syria in violation of the European Union’s sanctions.
A great deal is expected from the first budget of any government. The expectations are even greater from a government that has come back to power with an improved tally.
The Indian budget is such a big deal because it combines the exercise of many powers. Among them, the power to run deficits is special.
An important task for the Narendra Modi government in its second term will be to improve the ease of doing business on two counts—contract enforcement and property registration.
A striking feature of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections was the unusual prominence accorded to national security in the Bharatiya Janata Party’s campaign.
Hours after he took over as the external affairs minister in the new Narendra Modi government, former diplomat S. Jaishankar had a situation on hand. U.S. President Donald Trump formally rescinded India’s designation as a beneficiary developing country under the Generalized System of Preferences.
The post-Tiananmen era in China had an element that reinforced Deng Xiaoping’s model of “open economy and closed polity”—the rise of the all-knowing surveillance state with enormous potential for digital repression.
Nirmala Sitharaman’s real success should be defined in terms of her long-term impact on the economy, and not just in putting out the fires burning presently.
The unfolding dynamic around Taiwan will have significant consequences for India’s Act East Policy and its emerging role in the Indo–Pacific region.