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India Ascendant?
India Ascendant?
India Moves to Upgrade Air Capabilities

In the face of new and expected threats from China and Pakistan, India needs improved capabilities.

India Ascendant?
In Pakistan, India Goes Up Against China, Too

India finds a way to kill two birds with one stone.

India Ascendant?
Vietnam à la Modi

India is throwing its geopolitical weight around more and more in Asia.

India Ascendant?
Concerned about China, India Moves to Secure Its Backyard

India has watched with trepidation as China has built a network of dual-use civilian and military sites in the Indian Ocean.

India Ascendant?
U.S. and India Discuss Joint South China Sea Patrols

This would be a very big deal.

India Ascendant?
Silicon Valley Eyes India

Blocked in China, Silicon Valley’s internet giants are getting hot on India.

India Ascendant?
A Bittersweet Meeting Between Xi and Modi

Xi is in India to meet with Modi, and the two have sealed some massive economic deals, with even more expected to be on the way. At the same time, things are only getting worse for their geopolitical rivalry over a half century-old border dispute and China’s maritime expansionism. For the time being, the world’s two most populous countries will continue to have a paradoxical diplomatic relationship: Economically sweet, and politically sour.

India Ascendant?
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Narendra Modi’s Path Forward

If Narendra Modi’s landslide victory was in large measure due to the failure of the preceding Singh government, he now faces a big challenge and a huge opportunity. Here’s how he might proceed on both the economic and foreign policy fronts.

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illiberalism

Tribalism on one side strengthens tribalism on the other.

A Setback?

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party suffered a defeat at the polls on Sunday. But the country’s next parliamentary could come sooner than most expect, offering the populists another chance.

Europe's Mess

A “No” vote many thought would strike a serious blow against the EU may have been more of a stay of execution. But that does not mean any of Europe’s underlying problems have gone away.

Budget Battles

Many of the nation’s top military brass have Putin on their minds when looking at the 2018 defense budget.

democracy and its discontents

The outcome of the election made the public more supportive of America’s idiosyncratic election system overall.

Consequences

Yet more proof that the only way to assure good treatment for refugees is to do everything to prevent their displacement in the first place.

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