Indian Subcontinent

Hitting a BRIC Wall , Brazil Russia India China Economics

Samuel Rines, The National Interest

When Jim O’Neill christened Brazil, Russia, India, and China the ‘BRICs’ in 2001, the composition of the global economy was in the process of shifting away from the West to the new guard. But now these economies are stumbling.

A More Important UN Handshake

Kevin A. Lees

*Kevin Lees is an attorney in Washington, D.C. and the editor of the comparative politics blog Suffragio.org.

The global foreign-policy establishment's gaze has been fixed on Midtown East this week in anticipation of an important meeting between the leaders of two countries that have been at odds for decades.

 

India's change of guard

 India's change of guard

Sanjeev Sanyal

4 September, 2013

In August, Raghuram Rajan was appointed Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. On one level, this was a routine announcement that many had anticipated – after all, Rajan is arguably the best-known Indian economist of his generation. On another level, however, his appointment can be seen as part of a broader generational shift. Rajan, just 50, will be the first RBI governor born after India became a republic in 1950.

India's Nuclear Blunder

 India's Nuclear Blunder

 

Zachary Keck

August 26, 2013

*Zachary Keck is associate editor of The Diplomat.

It’s fashionable in Western security circles to proclaim that nuclear weapons never make a state more secure. This is hogwash.

India PM tells Pakistan to stop 'anti-India activity'

 India PM tells Pakistan to stop 'anti-India activity'

by Staff Writers New Delhi Aug 15, 2013

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warned Pakistan Thursday against "anti-India activity" as tensions rise between the nuclear-armed rivals over a deadly attack on Indian soldiers.

The conflict between geopolitics and diplomacy.

The conflict between geopolitics and diplomacy.

06 AUG 2013 BY KHALED AHMED

Tauseef Mustafa—AFP

Tauseef Mustafa—AFP

Not long ago, all armies of the world set their military targets on the basis of geopolitics, the determination of their nation’s security on the “permanent” basis of geography.

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