Two recent books reveal the ugly underbelly of India's success story. A vast gulf has opened up between the rich and the poor, corruption suffuses every aspect of life, and the country's political leaders lack the vision needed to turn this would-be world power into an actual one.
Since its founding in 1944, the World Bank has evolved from a lender focused on European reconstruction into the preeminent international institution for economicdevelopment and poverty reduction. This Backgrounder examines the Bank's history and role.
International trade and finance analyst Rebecca M. Nelson offers an overview of multilateral development banks and outlines the issues they present for the United States Congress in this Congressional Research Service report.
The emerging BRICS economies agree that the West should hold less sway in the global economy. But their leaders, despite regular summits, have failed to articulate a coherent vision because of divergent interests, says journalist Martin Wolf.
The winner of the 2012 U.S. presidential election must be prepared to deal with a potential reemerging crisis between India and Pakistan, engage with India over its relations with Iran and interests in Afghanistan, and face an upcoming leadership transition in the country, says CFR's Daniel Markey.
Frank G. Klotz argues that both India and Pakistan have an interest in taking steps to enhance strategic stability in the region and to reduce the possibility of nuclear conflict resulting from miscalculation or deliberate escalation in a crisis.
Authors: Jr. Charles Wolf, Siddhartha Dalal, Julie DaVanzo, Eric V. Larson, Harun Dogo, Alisher Akhmedjonov, Meilinda Huang, and Silvia Montoya
RAND provides a comparative assessment between the progress China and India are likely to make by 2025 in the domains of demography, macroeconomics, science and technology, and defense spending and procurement.
The United States and India should hold classified exchanges on Pakistan's nuclear program and its role in Afghanistan as well as coordinate closely on global issues, says CFR's Robert D. Blackwill, co-chair of a new CFR-Aspen Institute India report.
The Council on Foreign Relations' David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's "think tank"—is home to more than seventy full-time, adjunct, and visiting scholars and practitioners (called "fellows"). Their expertise covers the world's major regions as well as the critical issues shaping today's global agenda. Download the printable CFR Experts Guide.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.