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.
In his recently released book International Aid and Democracy Promotion, Prof Bann Seng investigates the link between foreign aid and the promotion of democracy, using theory, statistical tests, and illustrative case studies.
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.
Join Vijay Gokhale, Srinath Raghavan, and Rudra Chaudhuri for this special edition of our India and the World webinar series — in which the speakers unpack the emerging complexities of a fraught, and fragile, Sino-Indian relationship through a discussion on Vijay Gokhale's forthcoming paper.
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.
As activists and civil society in India work to strengthen trans rights, how can we move towards a bias-free understanding of gender to create inclusive workplaces and healthcare policies? How do our misperceptions impact trans representation, and what can we do to effectively mitigate transphobia?
In a joint statement issued on February 25, India and Pakistan reaffirmed their commitment to the 2003 ceasefire agreement — following a few years of increasing violations at the Line of Control. Can the two nations translate their stated intentions for "mutually beneficial peace" into reality?
Numerous changes to India's fiscal architecture in the last six years will have far-reaching consequences for the country's political economy, institutions, and economic policies. Suyash Rai and Josh Felman analyze the Union Budget 2021 and recommendations by the 15th Finance Commission.
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.