India Still Needs the Aam Aadmi Party

June 08, 2014

The AAP has attempted to make citizens more vigilant and to ensure that civil society plays a greater role. The general elections have come and gone, and India has a new prime minister: Narendra Modi. He led the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a decisive victory at the polls. However, the...

Modi’s Economic Policy: Encumbrances Loom But Opportunity Awaits

June 06, 2014

With India’s lack of a unified national market as well as high inflation, Modi’s economic policy will be affected. On the day of his landslide election as India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi exclaimed: “I want to make the 21st century India’s century. It will take ten years,...

The Road Ahead for Prime Minister Modi

May 29, 2014

Amid the euphoria of an overwhelming electoral mandate, enormous challenges confront Narendra Modi. The abdication of governance under the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) has dragged India into a morass that will need some undoing. The “Accidental Prime Minister” The diarchy of power...

Kejriwal and the Changing Fortunes of the Aam Aadmi Party

May 28, 2014

Despite Kejriwal’s loss of public support, the AAP brings new ideas and fresh energy to Indian politics. It is said that good things come to those who wait. In the case of Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), this was true till December 2013. The party won 28 seats, surprising...

Modi Wins Big as India Aspires for Prosperity

May 24, 2014

Modi has been elected to ensure economic growth, increase employment, lower inflation and lift millions out of poverty. India’s cacophonous and protracted elections have resulted in a clear winner. Narendra Modi will lead his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government without needing the support...

Modi: Maintaining Harmony as a Measure of Success

May 24, 2014

What does Narendra Modi’s victory mean for India? Narendra Modi is India’s new prime minister. After leading the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a landslide victory in the Indian general elections, winning 282 seats in the lower house of 543, Modi will be sworn in on May 26. The BJP could...

A Neighborhood Agenda for the Next Indian Government

May 23, 2014

India must take charge to promote better relations between all countries of South Asia. On May 16, the recently concluded Indian general elections to constitute the 16th Lok Sabha (lower house) of the Indian Parliament resulted in a landslide victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) —...

Modi’s Rise: Thanks to the Anti-Modi Propaganda

May 21, 2014

A decade-long anti-Modi campaign from India's political left has fueled the new prime minister's rise. The Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) achieved a thumping victory over India's Congress party, led by the Nehru-Gandhi family. Election results indicate that most Indians see Modi...

Under Modi, the Business of India Will Be Business

May 16, 2014

Modi’s main focus will be the economy and India will look to increase trade, attract investment and boost employment. Indian Finance Minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram recently declared that opposition prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s knowledge of economics can be written...

Indian Elections 2014: A Foreign Policy for Modi (Part 2/2)

May 15, 2014

On what should Narendra Modi base his foreign policy? China has always been India's bête noire since the communists seized power in 1949 and annexed Tibet in 1950. India’s nuclear and rocket initiatives took on a military dimension solely to deter China’s ambitions...

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