As much as the U.S. is a crucial partner for India, spreading foreign policy risk may just be as crucial in being able to maintain equitable ties with a Biden White House, especially as American ambitions – both ideological and material – are tested in practice.
The United States and many other countries have rushed to send aid to India as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic. But U.S. President Joe Biden needs to focus his administration’s attention on unblocking the congested vaccine supply chain further downstream.
India-US relations have transformed in the last two decades. Yet, there is an aspect of this relationship that has been largely neglected: the need to bridge growing divergences in each countries’ approach to the digital economy. This paper outlines these divergences and suggests ways forward.
As India’s economy has become more urban and industrialized, property and land rights have evolved, too. In the states of Gujarat and Karnataka, key reforms in land leasing and change in land use show what may—and what may not—be a path forward
India has suffered a devastating new wave of infection from the coronavirus pandemic. As the country races to vaccinate its huge population, what challenges does it face?
The World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement has placed trade facilitation initiatives high on the agenda of international governments. This case study of India studies what trade facilitation may mean for a fast-paced economy.
Foreign ministers from India, France, and Australia recently met (virtually) at the Raisina Dialogue, India’s flagship annual conference on geopolitics and geoeconomics. What can they get done if they work together?
Vijay Gokhale, then a young diplomat serving in Beijing, was a witness to the unforgettable Tiananmen Square incident. This unique account brings an Indian perspective on an event in China’s history that the Chinese government has been eager to have the world forget.
The COVID-19 crisis in India is devastating. The Biden administration must consider exceptions to the Defense Production Act and ease the global vaccine supply chain.
The tough job of implementing India’s massive data privacy bill will go to a new regulatory body, the Data Protection Authority. Can the new regulator dodge the problems that have beleaguered India’s other regulatory institutions?
The Indian government has presented data localization as a way to boost growth and help law enforcement access data for investigations, but some measures are far more effective than others.
Faster and more trackable than cash, newly minted, state-managed digital currencies are poised to revolutionize how the world buys, sells, and invests.
In 1946, a telegram from Moscow gave the U.S. a strategy that lasted four decades. India too needs an honest security doctrine that keeps it match-fit in a changing world.
As India’s economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, Indian businesses need efficient financial structures to regain their ground. Key reforms to India’s Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code could fill these gaps.
U.S. secretary of defense Lloyd Austin's visit to India is an opportunity to develop military-to-military ties and deepen cooperation, but he must also appreciate that sanctioning India will significantly undermine bilateral relations.
“Closed” messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram have grown in reach and adoption in recent years and have transformed elections-related communications. However, understanding their impact upon larger public discussion poses a conundrum for researchers.
Formally and openly engaging the Taliban is a high-cost strategy. But India has long supported dissidents and insurgents to stand for elections within its own boundaries.
China and India struggle to comprehend each other’s international ambitions. The misperceptions that follow lead to a lack of trust, border skirmishes, and potentially worse.
While India-China border disengagement is welcome news, the 2020 Galwan Valley incident has destroyed the promise of peace. What is clear is that India and China are at the cusp of entering a period of increasingly armed, markedly competitive, and ever-cautious cohabitation.
The ‘digital rupee’ could be India’s chance to move away from being an economy with one of the highest cash to GDP ratios.