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April 21, 2015

Understanding Modi, Abe, and Jokowi

Experts discuss the foreign policy priorities of recently elected leaders in Asia.

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August 18, 2014

The Substance of Indian Prime Minister Modi’s Style

On Friday, August 15, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi delivered his maiden Independence Day speech [video here]. Many commentators have already noted his earthy delivery and direct ex tempore sty…


May 9, 2014

The Foreign Policy Inbox of the Next Indian (a Modi?) Government

This post is part of a series on the Indian elections. I had the opportunity yesterday to speak with three of India’s leading foreign policy experts on what the next Indian government’s foreign poli…


November 13, 2017

Notes on the Indo-Pacific: Trump and Modi Reaffirm Defense Ties, “Quad” Meets

Despite the swirl of anxiety in the U.S. media about President Donald J. Trump’s big Asia trip, one thing went right in Manila: continued progress with India. On Monday, Trump met with Indian Prim…

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he holds a bilateral meeting with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi alongside the ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

October 9, 2019

Xi Jinping to India: Mamallapuram Edition

The Indian government announced today that Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit India later this week for an “informal summit” with Prime Minister Narendra Modi beginning October 11. The leader-le…

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June 24, 2016

This Week in Markets and Democracy: Ericsson Corruption Probes, EU Spurs Antigraft Action, Modi Courts FDI

Corruption Probes Spook Ericsson Investors Both U.S. and Greek authorities are taking on Ericsson AB, one of the world’s biggest telecoms companies, for alleged corruption. The United States is inve…

A banner reading "Corruption kills" is placed among candles, lit in memoriam of more than 50 people killed when a fire erupted during a rock concert in a night club in Bucharest, at a memorial in Timisoara, Romania in this November 1, 2015 picture. Big public demonstrations following a fire in a Bucharest nightclub in which more than 50 people died reflect growing anger at a culture of official graft in one of Europe's most corrupt countries (Reuters/Inquam Photos).

May 26, 2015

Modi, Turnaround Artist: U.S.-India Ties Revived After Slump

May 26 marks the completion of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first full year in office. Indian and international media have used the anniversary to take stock. In India, Modi has generally go…


December 18, 2015

This Week in Markets and Democracy: Modi’s Reform Agenda, the WTO, and 2015 UN Development Report

Modi’s Reforms at Odds A senior official in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is pushing a corruption probe that threatens to derail his own party’s Goods and Servic…

A labourer pushes a handcart loaded with sacks containing tea packets, towards a supply truck at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India, June 26, 2015. For years Indian businesses have lobbied for a nationwide sales tax, hoping to replace a chaotic structure that inflates costs and halts their trucks at state borders for duty payments, and to unify the country into one of the world's largest single markets. But after political compromises that finally got a goods and services tax (GST) bill before parliament

October 3, 2014

Modi’s Tale of Two Visits: Drama in One, Pragmatism and Continuity in the Other

The five-day U.S. visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded earlier this week. He is already back in India, busy launching a new “Clean India” campaign complete with before-and-after pho…


July 9, 2015

This Week in Markets and Democracy: Development Debate, Modi Controls India’s Narrative, and Reigning in Civil Society

This is a post in a new series on the Development Channel,“This Week in Markets and Democracy.” Each week, CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program will highlight noteworthy events and art…

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