The Rajya Sabha is slow to change, limiting the BJP’s influence in this chamber of Parliament. Some legislative reforms have been blocked by the opposition due to political sensitivities, such as labor reforms
July 26, 2018
| Richard M. RossowThe United States and India will engage in our first “2+2 Dialogue” on September 6 in New Delhi, bringing together the heads of our respective defense and foreign ministries.
June 4, 2018
| Richard M. RossowOn June 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India delivered a keynote address at the International Institute for Strategic Studies –hosted “Shangri-La Dialogue 2018” in Singapore. While his presence was historic, there was some issues left unanswered.
April 24, 2018
| Richard M. RossowThe strategic importance of India’s economic rise is often portrayed as a tool to increase domestic spending on defense priorities and to provide a capital base to compete economically in the region through infrastructure and other types of spending. But it has a second,...
Despite a long list of anti-trade moves by successive Indian governments, there are some voices within the government that make thoughtful and compelling arguments for international economic integration.
After nine years of sporadic, unproductive talks, the United States and India appear to have given up on negotiating a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT). Our governments cannot let this agreement die. Our economic relationship needs a significant achievement to give it...
September 25, 2017
| Richard M. RossowDefense Secretary James Mattis will travel to India in late September for his first bilateral summit with his Indian counterpart, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. No area of U.S.-India partnership has as much momentum as defense cooperation. Yet several U.S. initiatives to...