The Distance Between Davos & Delhi

By Richard M. Rossow — Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of India presented the country’s Union Budget for Fiscal 2018–2019 to Parliament on February 1, 2018. This is the last full budget of the Narendra Modi government ahead of the spring…

Update on India’s States: January 31, 2018

Andhra Pradesh and Canton of Zurich become sister-states, JICA provides $406 million loan for Bengaluru water supply and sewage project, Shiv Sena splits with BJP, Lulu Group to invest $400 million in food and retail industry in Telangana, Maharashtra allows…

Update on India’s States: January 24, 2018

Delhi residents eligible for free healthcare services at private facilities, Maharashtra announces public cloud and startup policies, Uttar Pradesh to allow private sector to choose their distribution company for power purchase, Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland go in to election mode,…

Podcast: The South China Sea in the New Year

In the latest Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative podcast, CSIS experts Zack Cooper and Bonnie Glaser join AMTI director Gregory Poling to discuss the South China Sea at the start of 2018, including whether the Trump administration has an effective strategy…

Update on India’s States: January 11, 2018

Delhi launches solar city initiative in partnership with USAID and GIZ; Kerala announces resettlement and rehabilitation policy for land acquisition; Tamil Nadu launches new e-governance policy; Haryana makes it mandatory to install rooftop solar systems in new residential buildings; and…

A Bolder Vision for Australian Foreign Policy

By Olivia Shen — On 23 November, Australia released its first foreign policy strategy in more than a decade. Touted as a comprehensive framework to guide Australia’s international engagement over the next five to 10 years, the Foreign Policy White…

Update on India’s States: December 6, 2017

Rajasthan and USAID launch the world’s first health impact bond; Madhya Pradesh proposes a massive budget supplement to address rural distress; Uttar Pradesh totally revamps its power tariff structure; Karnataka begins to sign wind power contracts; and more. Center-state relations…

The Leaderboard: Sun Chunlan

Who is she? Until November 7, 2017, Sun Chunlan served as the director of the United Front Work Department (UFWD) of the central Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Born in 1950, she studied at the Anshan Institute of Iron and Steel…

India in Trump’s Asia

By Sarah Watson — On the surface, President Trump’s first visit to Asia was not about India. Delhi was not on the agenda, and India is not a full member of the regional groupings (ASEAN and APEC) whose summits were…