Update on India’s States: December 30, 2016

The GST Council approves a draft GST compensation bill; one of Haryana’s discoms in the black thanks to UDAY; Karnataka proposes a 100 percent reservation for native workers in blue-collar jobs; controversial Delhi lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung resigns; Gujarat unveils…

Update on India’s States: December 21, 2016

The center is seeking to replace all water dispute tribunals with a single body; West Bengal strengthens the enforcement powers of industrial dispute bodies; Gujarat institutes harsher penalties on alcohol; the BJP/Shiv Sena combine does well in Maharashtra municipal polls;…

Update on India’s States: December 14, 2016

Goods and Services Tax is probably done for the session; states are feeling the fiscal pinch of demonetization; Telangana will introduce a new land acquisition bill during its upcoming legislative assembly session; Madhya Pradesh levies a ‘green tax’ on vehicles;…

The WTO in Wonderland: China’s Awkward 15th Anniversary

By Scott Kennedy — An Awkward Anniversary Today marks the 15th anniversary of China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). The 5th, in 2006, had a celebratory feel. Although foreign companies still faced market-access challenges, trade and investment with…

Enhancing U.S.-India Relations in a Trump Administration

By Kathleen H. Hicks, Richard M. Rossow, & John Schaus — Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, in his last trip abroad as secretary, is highlighting the importance of the growing U.S.-India security relationship. Built over multiple administrations in both Washington…

CogitAsia Podcast: Innovating Healthcare in India

In this episode, we focus on healthcare innovation in India. Dr. Sunil Wadhwani, founder of the WISH Foundation, sat down with CSIS Senior Fellow Richard Rossow to discuss his organization’s unique and innovative work with primary healthcare clinics in rural…

Update on India’s States: December 7, 2016

The death of Jayalalithaa creates a void in Tamil Nadu politics; Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Maharashtra encourage a switch to a cashless economy; the BJP performs well in local body elections in Rajasthan and Gujarat; Tamil Nadu opens the world’s…