Indians Must Choose Between the Devil and the Deep Sea

Apr 25, 2019

In India, about 900 million people are voting in the world’s largest election. In more ways than one, it is a triumph of democracy. People will cast their votes freely and fairly. If the government loses power, the transition is likely to be peaceful. If it wins, the opposition is unlikely to...

Will India’s Unemployment Crisis Cost Modi His Job?

Jan 15, 2019

The challenge of fixing India’s job crisis is an unachievable task for any one-term government. India is the world’s fastest-growing major economy. It is also home to the highest number of unemployed in the world. More than half of India’s 1.2-billion population is under the age of 25....

India Enters the Era of Sanatan Socialism

Feb 09, 2018

The Indian government’s latest budget courts the poor with an indigenous brand of socialism that relies on financial transfers and private provision of services in an election year. In an article for the BBC, Vivek Kaul has damned the most recent Indian budget as “full of vague promises”...

Dragging Out the Doklam Conflict is Futile for Both India and China

Aug 23, 2017

If China doesn’t want its territorial sovereignty breached, it needs to respect that of its neighbors. Last week, China’s Xinhua News’ The Spark show had a unique guest: A turbaned man, with a visibly Indian accent, appears clueless about India’s seven “sins,” as the video goes on to...

The World This Week: Donald Trump Chooses Wexit on Climate Change

Jun 04, 2017

Trump pulls out of the 2015 Paris Climate Accord to appease his base, appear strong and exploit Uncle Sam’s abundant energy resources. This week was a bloody one. A bomb went off in Kabul’s diplomatic area, killing at least 80 people and injuring more than 350. This attack took place in the...

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