At the time of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) victory in the April-May 2014 Lok Sabha election, we had pointed out  that there would be powerful constraints on the government’s ability to take key actions to stimulate the economy. These included:
Q1: What is "Made in China 2025"?
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany will welcome her peers from the world’s largest advanced democracies to the Bavarian luxury hotel of Schloss Elmau on June 7 for the annual G7 summit. The event is likely to prompt some useful debate and modest announcements on a lengthy agenda of political and economic challenges.
Europe’s political center—left and right—is in the process of collapsing, making way for far more radical and populist parties on the extremes of the political spectrum. This collapse has been most evident in southern Europe, where five years of economic hardship and high unemployment have taken a dramatic toll.
Myanmar’s upcoming national elections, expected in early November, will be an important test for its reform process. Many in Washington, in particular U.S. lawmakers and human rights activists, will be looking at the outcome of the voting as one of the factors determining future U.S. policy toward Myanmar. As such, knowing what to expect will help set the tone for the U.S.
During the first year of the Modi government, we have seen both our economic and our strategic relationship with India placed firmly back on a positive trajectory. But in many ways, the year focused on “setting the table” for cooperation. In the coming year, leaders from both nations will focus on ways to breathe life into the principles outlined in year one.
Fifteen years into the 21st Century, it is clear that economics is increasingly a central feature of international relations.
On Wednesday (May 13), the Senate reached a deal to take up a new bill to reauthorize Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), or so-called “fast track” – just one day after the TPA bill was all but labeled dead after a Democratic filibuster.
Today, with combat operations in Afghanistan winding down, U.S. policy toward the states of Central Asia is transitioning to a third era. The United States now has an opportunity to refashion its approach to the region.