India

Backgrounder

India's Electoral Politics

Author: Jayshree Bajoria

As the world's largest democracy goes to the polls, this Backgrounder looks at the laws, major players, and issues, including economic reform, caste, and religion, that have shaped India's politics.

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Backgrounder

Counterterrorism in India

Authors: Eben Kaplan and Jayshree Bajoria

India has been battling terrorism for as long as it has been a sovereign nation. This backgrounder examines the country's counterterrorism efforts.

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Backgrounder

India’s Muslim Population

Author: Carin Zissis

India’s Muslim population, by most measures the world’s second largest after that of Indonesia, has suffered physically and economically at the hands of extremists in the country’s majority.

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Backgrounder

India's Energy Crunch

Author: Carin Zissis

India’s burgeoning economy is placing strains on its inefficient power sector and raising questions about the country’s ability to meet its energy demands.

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Backgrounder

India, China, and the United States: A Delicate Balance

Author: Esther Pan

As India and China enjoy tremendous economic growth, each country is vying to increase its role on the world stage. The United States will play a critical part in the emergence of these two major powers in Asia. As President Bush heads to India, cfr.org provides a brief look at the relationships between the three countries.

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Book

Why Growth Matters

Authors: Jagdish N. Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya

Two preeminent experts on the Indian economy argue that despite myriad development strategies, only one can succeed in alleviating poverty: the overall growth of the country's economy.

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Book

India, Pakistan, and the United States

Author: Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli

In India, Pakistan, and the United States, Dr. Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli points out that the end of the Cold War and the rise of a new generation of Indians and Pakistanis willing to break with the past and concentrate on economic development provide opportunities for all three countries.

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Contingency Planning Memorandum

Terrorism and Indo-Pakistani Escalation

Author: Daniel S. Markey

India faces the real prospect of another major terrorist attack by Pakistan-based terrorist organizations in the near future, an event that would jeopardize important U.S. security interests in South Asia. This Center for Preventive Action Contingency Planning Memorandum examines the factors that would condition India's response; the consequences of Indian military retaliation and Pakistani counterretaliation for the United States; and Washington's policy options for preventing and containing the crisis.

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