India’s Democracy Is The World’s Problem

Americans should be paying close attention to the politics of India. The U.S. is not Iceland; it’s huge, diverse, and tough to govern. Only one other country with comparable size and complexity has given democracy a sustained, multigenerational shot. If the system fails in India, it can certainly fail closer to home. Read More Here

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China’s Inconvenient Truth

Xi Jinping is in a race against time. The glow of China’s early economic rebound and containment of COVID-19 is fading. The international media have moved on to celebrate vaccine efficacy and vaccination rates elsewhere, and other economies have started posting solid growth rates. Read Here | Foreign Affairs

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America Hasn’t Lost Its Demographic Advantage

To the extent that crude demographic trends matter in world affairs, they have been running to the United States’ advantage for some time. But big changes are underway. The initial returns from the U.S. 2020 census and the reports about last year’s birth totals offered sobering news. Read Here | Foreign Affairs

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Stop, Look, Go: The New Normal

The pandemic is likely to stay for longer. The first round impact will be on overall economic growth. The second round fallout, the one which is more worrisome, will see deepening of the structural fault lines that have already set in; growing income inequality, deepening digital divide, joblessness and further erosion of the country’s already […]

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A Prison Called Tibet

In the early twentieth century, during a period when Tibet was effectively self-governed, it was known as “the hermit kingdom.”… In more recent times, Tibet’s isolation has been shaped by altogether different forces, some of which have reduced it and some of which have heightened it.  Read Here | Foreign Affairs

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