Update on India’s States: November 20, 2019

Andhra Pradesh moves towards English medium schools; Maharashtra under President’s rule; Telangana transport employee strike continues; Concerns rise in northeast over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill; Haryana issues draft regulations to allow a single electricity meter for multi-establishment institutions; Kerala to continue…

Update on India’s States: November 13, 2019

Haryana and Punjab incentivize farmers to not burn crops to combat pollution; power-sharing struggle continues in Maharashtra; new data shows India’s maternal mortality rate is on the decline; Bihar phasing out diesel-run auto-rickshaws; Himachal Pradesh announces IT subsidies; Haryana approves…

Update on India’s States: November 6, 2019

Delhi faces a public health emergency as air quality worsens; new textile policy in Karnataka; Telangana chief minister announces privatization of bus routes amid strike; Chhattisgarh approves New Industrial Policy; West Bengal bans gutka & pan masala for 1 year;…

Twenty-Nine Solutions to India’s Slowdown

By Richard Rossow — The International Monetary Fund recently slashed India’s expected economic growth rate for the year down to 6.1 percent. This follows similar moves from other organizations. More than five months into its second term, the Modi government has not…

Update on India’s States: October 30, 2019

BJP underperforms somewhat but will maintain governments in Maharashtra & Haryana; India moves up 14 places on the World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking; Delhi grants ownership rights to those in unauthorized colonies; Karnataka amends State Solar Policy 2014-21;…

The East Asia Summit & APEC Leaders’ Meeting

By Matthew Goodman & Amy Searight — President Donald Trump will join leaders from around the Pacific Rim at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting in Santiago, Chile this November 16 and 17. This trip should be coming on…

Update on India’s States: October 23, 2019

State election results for Maharashtra & Haryana come out on Thursday, October 24. Karnataka tops innovation ranking; Andhra Pradesh approves tariffs for three solar parks; air quality worsens in Delhi; Gujarat revises port policy; Madhya Pradesh reduces documents required for…

The U.S.-China Mini Deal (That Never Was?)

By Jack Caporal & Jonathan Lesh — Q1: What did the United States and China agree upon? A1: On October 11, President Trump announced that the United States and China reached a limited trade deal after more than a year of…