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India, Ever the Reluctant US Ally

Their differences are too many for New Delhi to constantly walk in lockstep with Washington.

The World in 2016

Dec. 2, 2015 We look ahead at the major geopolitical developments the world can expect to see in 2016. These include fragmentation in the European Union, as a result of the continuing refugee and financial crises, and a reluctant confrontation between Turkey and the Islamic State.

New Borders in India: The Bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir

With the dismantling of Article 370, the Bharatiya Janata Party has stripped the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir of its autonomy.

Against the US, Pakistan Stands Its Ground


Sept. 18, 2017 Its defiance probably won’t amount to much though.

China’s Successors: The Manufacturing Migration

June 15, 2016 New countries are inheriting the role of the once-dominant basic manufacturing powerhouse.

The Predictive Power of Demography

History suggests the conventional wisdom about demographics and national power may be wrong.

Can US Relations Stand the Test of Time?


Oct. 6, 2017 The logic that bound the U.S. to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan no longer exists.