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Modi Wave Continues to Surge

Modi’s BJP sweeps to victory in two state elections.

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China and Japan Bid for India's Affections

By the end of the month, Indian PM Narendra Modi will have met with the leaders of both Japan and China, and he will likely have secured lucrative trade and infrastructure deals with each. This looks like the start of a bidding war for India’s friendship between Asia’s two most powerful countries.

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The Biggest Loser in India's Election: China

An able and confrontational leader who is close to Japan, Modi could become a problem for China.

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The World's Biggest Election Culminates in Divided Town

India’s election is the most important geopolitical story this week, and you should be paying close attention.

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India Yearns for an Enlightened Despot

Indians and foreigners alike yearn for a government in Delhi that can get things done. But it’s one thing to pray for a strongman like Modi to deliver you from the Congress party, and quite another to live under the reign of a “benevolent despot.” In addition, there are limits to what Modi will be able to accomplish.

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Is Modi India's Savior? Or Its Worst Nightmare?

A new poll in India finds that the opposition coalition, led by Naredra Modi, will likely win a stunning victory in the ongoing elections, gaining a clear parliamentary majority. That will excite many Indians and others around the world, but no one should overlook Modi’s past.

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BJP Releases Manifesto as Indian Elections Kick Off

The world’s largest democratic exercise is off and running. India’s elections this year promise to be especially divisive and consequential.

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Allies on the Outs: US Ambassador to India Resigns

The U.S. ambassador to India stepped down, as ties between the two allies remain strained. Is Modi the man to save the relationship?

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India Stock Market Booming on Modi Hopes

India’s stock market has been going gangbusters over the past few weeks. Why? It’s the Modi factor.

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Vast Majority of Indians Dissatisfied with Current Government

A recent Pew poll found that a huge majority of Indians are dissatisfied with the current government, and that many would choose the right-wing, Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party to lead the next government.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

After the Elections

Fair enough. But some of the Realpolitik Russia won’t like.

Shale Is Hale

Welcome to the era of the “monster frack.”

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