Reformer vs. Religious Authoritarian For Modi, a Return to the Bad Old Days?
The latest high profile move in India’s crackdown on foreign NGOs lends credence to those who worry that Modi’s Hindu nationalism will lead him towards Erdogan-style authoritarianism.
South China Sea Standoff When ‘Bilateral’ Means ‘Unilateral’
The Philippines case against Chinese territorial aggression is finally about to be heard in The Hague. But it’s power, not international law, that’s likely to determine how this all shakes out.
Uniform Reform? Are Ukraine’s Police Reform Efforts More than Just Hot Air?
A new and supposedly more professional and incorruptible police force is being rolled out in Ukraine, but the reform doesn’t seem to get at the structural problems that make Ukrainian state employees so corrupt in the first place.
Modi's Reform Problem The Trials and Tribulations of Modi the Reformer
Modi’s liberalizing economic agenda is getting held up at every turn, as politics and competing interests knock down or dilute reform bill after reform bill in parliament.
The New National Military Strategy A Poor Report Card for Obama’s Foreign Policy
America’s new National Military Strategy, updated for the first time since 2011, acknowledges some harsh truths that don’t reflect well on Obama’s foreign policy.
The Future The Transportation Revolution Is Coming
Leaps in technology are moving us toward a revolution in transportation. But to predict how this will change society, we need to look beyond the automotive industry.
Revisionist Power Play Russia and China to Stir Up Mediterranean
The two countries are set to hold live fire naval drills on the Mediterranean this month, their first joint surface exercises in the region. It’s a provocative move by revisionist powers who feel spurned, but don’t read it as much more than an angry gesture.
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