Good news from India

    It seems as though the ruling Congress Party has made major gains in the general election and the BJP has conceded defeat.   The result was unexpectedly good for Congress, which seems to have been because the large youth vote – a rather apolitical group more interested in commerce – swung behind Congress at the last minute. This is good for a number of reasons: 1.  | Read More »

    Will the Mumbai attack remind the West that India is our ally?

    Somehow, in the debate over globalization and geopolitical strategy, India has been a sort of bastard step-child. Due to understandable economic concerns — China holds much of our debt, produces much of our consumer goods, and has had eye-popping foreign direct investment driven growth — our focus has been on China. Yet India’s population is still growing, its universities are first tier, and it is | Read More »