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Understanding the centrality of women voters in the 2020 US election
Oct 09, 2020

Understanding the centrality of women voters in the 2020 US election

As Biden draws on the experience of the 2018 midterms to expand his appeal with women, Trump is prioritising mobilisation — and not persuasion, for

US Capitol attack a turning point for the Internet: Dipayan Ghosh
Jan 13, 2021

US Capitol attack a turning point for the Internet: Dipayan Ghosh

The role of powerful online platforms in the free speech debate is front and centre in the American reckoning. Dipayan Ghosh answers three questions.

US Debt Crisis: Viable Recovery Plan Still Missing
Aug 04, 2011

US Debt Crisis: Viable Recovery Plan Still Missing

The negotiations leading to the compromise legislation in the US Congress revealed two interesting trends. One, the increasing influence of the Tea Party Caucus in Republican politics and by extension in the American political system. Second, the absence of effective Presidential leadership in the debt-ceiling debate.

US Engagement in the Indo-Pacific: An Assessment of the Trump Era
Oct 28, 2020

US Engagement in the Indo-Pacific: An Assessment of the Trump Era

There is no dearth in analyses that sound the alarm on the current United States (US) administration’s policy in the Indo-Pacific. This paper conducts an evaluation of the US’ engagement in the region, and finds it to be contrary to alarmist predictions. President Donald Trump’s administration has reaffirmed commitments towards traditional allies, built on the predecessor president’s courtship of nascent partners, and encouraged partners

US government funds “sister” organisations of terror groups it fights
Jul 28, 2020

US government funds “sister” organisations of terror groups it fights

The bewildering reality of running with the hare and hunting with the hounds has special pertinence for India given the well-organised attacks on Capi

US in a changing order
Sep 29, 2020

US in a changing order

It will be a world where neither America nor China can set the terms

US Midterm Elections 2022: ‘अमेरिका में मध्यावधि चुनावी नतीज़ों के निहितार्थ’
Jul 27, 2023

US Midterm Elections 2022: ‘अमेरिका में मध्यावधि चुनावी नतीज़ों के निहितार्थ’

अमेरिका में मध्यावधि चुनाव के नतीज़ों के बाद लगता है कि ड�

US Midterm Elections: अब यूक्रेन जंग में बाइडेन को मदद करने से नहीं रोक पाएंगे ट्रंप
Jul 26, 2023

US Midterm Elections: अब यूक्रेन जंग में बाइडेन को मदद करने से नहीं रोक पाएंगे ट्रंप

Joe Biden help Ukraine यूक्रेन की मदद को लेकर बाइडन प्रशासन की बड़ी चिंता क्‍या थी. ट्रंप समर्थकों ने बाइडन को यूक्रेन में दी जा रही मदद को लेकर को क्‍या कहा. क्‍या अब बाइडन यूक्रेन को दी ज�

US Navy under Biden gets its first woman chief
Jul 31, 2023

US Navy under Biden gets its first woman chief

In nominating Adm Franchetti to the highest position of the US Navy, the Biden administration has pushed for a more diverse American military

US on Arunachal
Dec 21, 2012

US on Arunachal

The real challenge for US policy comes in East Asia, where China's growing power is testing American alliances. America's allies that feel bullied by China have no option but to rely on US power.

US Policies Towards Africa: In Search of a New Paradigm
Aug 23, 2023

US Policies Towards Africa: In Search of a New Paradigm

There seems to be a revival of American interest in Africa. What are the reasons for this? What are the past and current US policies towards the region? Are these interests and policies different from those it had during the Cold War? How do Africans perceive the US? What are the implications of a renewed US interest in Africa for India? These are some of the questions that this Issue Brief attempts to answer.

US policy towards potential flashpoints in Asia Pacific may determine US role
Jan 31, 2014

US policy towards potential flashpoints in Asia Pacific may determine US role

In the face of China's growing assertiveness, the United States' policy toward potential flashpoints is certainly going to play an important role in determining America's role in the Asia-Pacific, according to experts.

US rapproachment with Iran a tectonic shift in regional balance of power
Jul 24, 2015

US rapproachment with Iran a tectonic shift in regional balance of power

Despite the sanctions, Iran has continued to act as a regional power with huge influence over the internal affairs of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain and Yemen. That's what threatens Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf kingdoms, and America's rapproachment with Iran is the beginning of a tectonic shift in the regional balance of power.

US read the script wrong
Jun 11, 2014

US read the script wrong

America's release of five Taliban leaders recently in exchange for one of its troopers has grave implications for not just Afghan security but also the India-Pakistan détente.

US response on Pulwama unlikely to go beyond rhetoric
Feb 20, 2019

US response on Pulwama unlikely to go beyond rhetoric

Despite the US calling Pakistan out on the Pulwama attack, three ongoing developments are likely to dampen the American response in support of India i

US secondary sanctions: Framing an appropriate response for India
Jan 07, 2019

US secondary sanctions: Framing an appropriate response for India

Sanctions, a mechanism to penalise international legal violations, usually prohibit nationals of the “sanctioning country” from engaging in specified activities with the “targeted country.” Secondary or extraterritorial sanctions, on the other hand, penalise third-country individuals and companies for dealing with sanctioned countries. Recent measures adopted by the US—the enactment of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanc

US VP Debate: Will Harris’s restraint ‘Ensure’ Joe Biden’s win?
Oct 09, 2020

US VP Debate: Will Harris’s restraint ‘Ensure’ Joe Biden’s win?

By not railing against Trump, by showing restraint during the VP debate, Harris came across as a woman in control.

US-Africa Leaders Summit: वॉशिंगटन का अफ्रीका के प्रति नया दृष्टिकोण
Dec 23, 2022

US-Africa Leaders Summit: वॉशिंगटन का अफ्रीका के प्रति नया दृष्टिकोण

अमेरिका को अफ्रीका के साथ विशेषत: शासन, जलवायु अनुकूलन और

US-China ties in deep freeze
Mar 29, 2023

US-China ties in deep freeze

Xi has highlighted ‘severe challenges’ arising out of America’s containment policy

US-India cooperation against COVID19
Apr 27, 2020

US-India cooperation against COVID19

COVID19 pandemic offers India and the US an opportunity to build a positive-sum consensus

US-India ties under Biden — Leveraging Trump’s disruptions
Dec 28, 2020

US-India ties under Biden — Leveraging Trump’s disruptions

Biden will seek to capitalise on the ‘America First’ approach’s uninhibited emphasis on divergences that have long been at an impasse.

US–Pakistan relations in the Trump era: Resetting the terms of engagement in Afghanistan
Dec 24, 2017

US–Pakistan relations in the Trump era: Resetting the terms of engagement in Afghanistan

In a groundbreaking speech in August this year, US President Donald Trump laid out his government’s policy for South Asia, authorising more American troops to Afghanistan and insisting that Pakistan must either “do more” to restrain Islamist militants, or face consequences. Indian and Afghan governments have welcomed the new US policy approach. The major components of Trump’s Afghanistan strategy — recognising Pakistan’s role in provi

Walking the tightrope between Eurasia and the Indo-Pacific
Sep 10, 2018

Walking the tightrope between Eurasia and the Indo-Pacific

While the new Indo-Pacific construct continues to grab headlines, India's recent diplomatic orientation points to a renewed appreciation of what American strategist Zbigniew Brzezinski called the world’s “decisive geopolitical chessboard”: Eurasia. In order to grasp the significance of this strategic space, it is useful to compare it with the dynamics of the Indo-Pacific.

War against ISIS: The picture is gloomy
Nov 17, 2014

War against ISIS: The picture is gloomy

In the war against ISIS, the picture is gloomy. The ISIS is unlikely to be pushed back as long as the Coalition's War against it remains only aerial. The Iraqi troops battling them were trained by the Americans, who after spending billions of dollars on their training find they are not up to the task.

West Asia: Deal making and deal breaking for peace in the Middle East
Nov 02, 2020

West Asia: Deal making and deal breaking for peace in the Middle East

By exiting the Iran nuclear deal and guiding the Abraham Accords to fruition, did Trump’s disruptions succeed in American foreign policy’s most ho

What constitutes democracy is for actual democracies to define
Dec 22, 2021

What constitutes democracy is for actual democracies to define

India has a role no less important than America’s in exposing the falsehood of Chinese claims on representative governance

What does the case of Raymond Davis tell us about Pak-US relations?
Mar 11, 2011

What does the case of Raymond Davis tell us about Pak-US relations?

The current crisis in Pakistan-US relations over the detention of Raymond Davis, the American security contractor charged with the murder of two Pakistanis, confirms many well-known trends, such as increasing anti-Americanism among Pakistanis and the growing importance of 'strategic corporals'.

When Modi meets Trump, things will be a lot different
Jun 19, 2017

When Modi meets Trump, things will be a lot different

This will be PM's fifth and shortest bilateral visit to the US since he took office.

Whose Trump?
Nov 14, 2016

Whose Trump?

It is surprising that much of America and the rest of the world seems surprised at an election of Donald Trump as the next US President.

Why India fears Trump’s emerging Afghanistan approach
Dec 28, 2018

Why India fears Trump’s emerging Afghanistan approach

A weaker American presence would only compound New Delhi’s existing Afghan conundrum.

Why it is important to get the China challenge right
Apr 21, 2021

Why it is important to get the China challenge right

Despite insurmountable challenges, there is no stepping back in global efforts to fight the rising threats of an authoritarian and revisionist power.

Why Modi's invite to Obama marks a watershed in India-US ties
Nov 24, 2014

Why Modi's invite to Obama marks a watershed in India-US ties

Strong Republican support for India in the US Congress, the new tensions in America's ties with China and Russia, and the unfolding geopolitical flux in Middle East and Asia, make it possible for Modi and Obama to boldly reimagine the bilateral partnership.

Why not Parliament oversight on Judges' appointment?
Jul 31, 2014

Why not Parliament oversight on Judges' appointment?

Without having to do away with the collegium per se, the new scheme could involve its choice going to Parliament, through the Executive, for a joint committee of both Houses holding public hearings, the American way, before the President appoints the person.

Why US-China trade war won’t work
Jul 16, 2018

Why US-China trade war won’t work

It is increasingly becoming clear that the battle is less about the trade deficit and more about America’s intention of preserving its global primacy.

WikiLeaks exposes divergence in US-Pakistan relations
Dec 17, 2010

WikiLeaks exposes divergence in US-Pakistan relations

Even as newspapers with access to the WikiLeaks exposes have come out with installments of diplomatic cable communication on US's relations with Pakistan, an impression is gaining ground that Washington was indeed struggling to get Islamabad to work to secure American interests in the region.

Will Biden oversee a bipartisan consensus on Trumpism?
Nov 09, 2020

Will Biden oversee a bipartisan consensus on Trumpism?

Echoes of Trump’s vilification of US internationalism are evident in progressives' push for Biden to reinvent American foreign policy.

Will Donald Trump asphyxiate the liberal order?
Jun 28, 2018

Will Donald Trump asphyxiate the liberal order?

The Trump administration is signalling that the US is no longer interested in sustaining Pax Americana—not ideationally and not materially

With Trump messing world order, time for India to tap 'middle power' coalition
Jun 05, 2017

With Trump messing world order, time for India to tap 'middle power' coalition

A collective of broadly democratic middle powers are learning to work with each other without the certainty of American facilitation.

अंतरिक्ष : लगातार बढ़ते सैन्यीकरण की चपेट में ‘ग्लोबल कॉमन’
Jan 03, 2022

अंतरिक्ष : लगातार बढ़ते सैन्यीकरण की चपेट में ‘ग्लोबल कॉमन’

अंतरिक्ष जिस तरह युद्ध का अगला मैदान बन रहा है, उसे देखते �