The Indian government’s worst numbers
Derek Scissors | AEIdeas
Modi’s India doubles down on Hindu nationalism
Max Frost | The National Interest
Boundless Aspirations: The Republic Has Promises To Keep
quoting Raghuram Rajan via The Times of India
This year, India’s 70th in its existence as a republic, is also the year its economy is billed to overtake that of Britain in size, and become the world’s fifth largest economy. Of course, there could be pitfalls on the way in this, an election year. India could easily spook investors if, say, the Modi government were to raid RBI’s reserves now that Urjit Patel – its ‘inconvenient’ governor – is out of the way; or if elections were to lead to its replacement by an impossibly ‘khichdi’ government.
Raghuram Rajan: 'The 7% Growth That We've Achieved Is Not To Be Sneered At'
with Raghuram Rajan via Hoover Daily ReportHoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan discusses a wide range of issues, including the need for the next wave of economic reforms, the reality of India’s ease of doing business, and consolidation in the banking sector.
Raghuram Rajan Talks About Challenges To Revive Real-Estate In India
with Raghuram Rajan via Hoover Daily ReportHoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan discusses several issues including the 2019 elections and how government policies affect India's economy.
Disparities Divide People, States And The Country
with Raghuram Rajan via Hoover Daily ReportMore than seven decades have passed since India’s Independence on August 15, 1947. The country has gradually become the world’s sixth-largest economy in terms of nominal GDP and the third-largest in purchasing power parity. After the 1991 economic liberalisation, India achieved 6-7 per cent average GDP growth annually. The country, according to former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan, is likely to become bigger than China in the long run.
Raghuram G. Rajan Says Capitalism's Future Lies In Stronger Communities
by Raghuram Rajan via Chicago Booth Review What is the third pillar?
Raghuram Rajan: How Markets And The State Leave The Community Behind
with Raghuram Rajan via Brookings InstitutionAs markets are embedded in a web of human relations, values and norms, they are impacted by human events. Indeed, throughout history, technological advancements have displaced the market from its traditional webs, precipitating sometimes violent backlashes and periods of surging populism. Currently, the strain of globalization and technological shift is both reflecting and exacerbating the polarizing political tensions so evident around the world today.
ALLAN BLOOM WRITES OF RAYMOND ARON: THE LAST OF FRANCE'S GREAT CATHOLIC INTELLECTUALS MID 20TH CENTURY
Revisiting Walter Eytan's "The First Ten Years"
By Col (Res.) Dr. Raphael G. Bouchnik-Chen, January 25, 2019
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The diplomatic history of Israel as related by Dr. Walter Eytan, the first director general of the Israeli Foreign Ministry and the founding father of the Israeli diplomatic service, provides an intimate insight into Israel’s political and international struggle for survival. Sixty years after publication of Eytan’s book, his vision and legacy remain valid and warrant renewed attention.
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Nat Glazer, RIP
Karlyn Bowman | AEIdeas
Nathan Glazer, RIP
by Michael R. Auslin via National Review
I was sitting down to write an email to Nathan Glazer when the news came in that he had passed away. Nat was 95 and one of the country’s last true public intellectuals. Others around here can write far more effectively about the significance, and sometimes controversy, of his work, but to me, he was an acquaintance who turned into a kind of quiet mentor. I first met Nat while a young professor at Yale, close to 15 years ago.
INDIA: HALF MILLION ATTEND ANTI-MODI RALLY, GHANDI DYNASTY BEGINS CAMPAIGN & INDIAN-US BILATERAL TIES GROW
US-India relations: The Trump administration's foreign policy bright spot
(War On The Rocks) It’s customary these days to lament U.S. relations with allied countries like Germany and Canada, or to worry about warmth with unfriendly ones like Russia and North Korea. Ties with India, however, are a refreshingly positive outlier.
istressed Indian farmers set to determine fate of Modi govt
When Narendra Modi led his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a landslide victory in the 2014 Indian general election, he promised to be all things to all voters, eloquently promising achhe din (good days) for India. One of his target audiences was farmers; the agriculture sector still accounts for 67% of employment, and he grandly promised farmers that his government would double their incomes by 2020. He swept their votes. Today, as Prime Minister...
Stalin Gets Another Hollywood Pass
by Paul R. Gregory via Defining Ideas
A film on the Gulag receives an Oscar snub.
Editorial of The New York Sun | January 7, 2019
The death of Moshe Arens, who slipped away in his sleep today at the age of 93, stills one of the clearest voices in Zionism. He famously played a role in launching the career of another Israeli who'd studied at MIT, Benjamin Netanyahu. A right-winger and three times defense minister of Israel, Arens nonetheless had an ability to embrace his ideological foes.Continue Reading
Dirty waters: Civilian-military relations are growing toxic
Giselle Donnelly | AEIdeas
President Trump's New Year's tweet attacking Gen. Stanley McChrystal is just the most recent in a long string of attacks on top military leaders, causing the waters of civil-military relations to become increasingly polluted and poisonous.
My Biggest Hits of 2018 - and Why
by Daniel Pipes
EXAMPLE OF SUCCESS IN U.S. FOREIGN POLICY ACE VENTURA
PAUL RAHE: REALISM IN FOREIGN AFFAIRS, SPARTA
CONSCIENCE & TEMPORAL AUTHORITY
POSITIVE LAW vs. CONSCIENCE