Jun 13, 2024

Low employment: The Achilles’ heel of Modi’s economic model

By Hung Tran

The challenge to Modi in the next five years is to carry out a balancing act between maintaining the recent growth momentum and making it more inclusive by providing regular employment.

Economy & Business Inclusive Growth
Chief Warrant Officer Richard Infusino, a Falcon Team pilot, packs up his gear after landing one of five new UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopters at Hohenfels Army Airfield April 21. The new helicopters will replace the post's aging fleet of UH-1 ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)

Issue Brief

Jun 11, 2024

Friend-sourcing military procurement: Technology acquisition as security cooperation

By James Hasik

Jim Hasik reviews the nine cases of US "friend-sourcing" of major military systems and finds they brought good quality, speed, and economy.

Afghanistan Defense Industry

New Atlanticist

Jun 7, 2024

Modi should make India’s energy transition his third-term legacy

By Kapil Sharma

There are three opportunities that the Modi government could take right away to further support and strengthen its clean energy agenda.

Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Jun 4, 2024

Experts react: Modi loses ground in an electoral surprise. What will his third term look like now?

By Atlantic Council experts

Our experts outline how Modi may govern in a third term as prime minister now that his party is set to lose its majority in parliament.

Elections India


Jun 3, 2024

Shia Afghans are being brought to Iran to make up for the lack of religious Iranians

By Saeid Golkar and Kasra Aarabi

The mass participation of Shia Afghans at regime-organized events sheds light on how the Islamic Republic is proactively using Afghan migrants to foster a loyal constituency and fill the widening gap between the state and Iranian society.

Afghanistan Conflict

New Atlanticist

May 29, 2024

What India and the world could expect from a Modi 3.0

By Gopal Nadadur

If victorious in this year’s elections, Modi will likely prioritize economic reforms, infrastructure, and growing India’s global profile.

Economy & Business Elections
The family members of Um al-Banin, who was killed in a suicide attack in a tutoring center in Dasht-e-Barchi district in the west of Kabul, pray at her grave in Kabul, Afghanistan, October 2, 2022. REUTERS/Ali Khara

Memo to...

May 16, 2024

Memo to the UN secretary-general: Establish a UN conflict prevention mechanism for the Afghanistan region

By Laurie Nathan and Nilofar Sakhi

The risk of conflict between Afghanistan and its neighbors has been rising since the Taliban returned to power in 2021, and is now at a critical point. The UN has tools that have lowered the risk of major conflict in other tense neighborhoods. It's time to deploy them for Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Central Asia

In the News

May 14, 2024

Global China Hub Nonresident Senior Fellow Kaush Arha in The National Interest

By Kaush Arha

On May 7, Global China Hub Nonresident Senior Fellow Kaush Arha wrote on East Asia Forum about India’s more assertive and confident foreign policy stance influenced by China’s regional influence and India’s strategic recalibration. 

China India

China-MENA Podcast

May 14, 2024

The View from New Delhi: Can IMEC Rival China’s Belt and Road?

By Atlantic Council

Ambassador Navdeep Suri and expert Kabir Taneja explore the India, Middle East, Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) and how it may rival China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

China Economy & Business

In the News

May 8, 2024

Sales quoted in Arab News on resurgent terror groups in Afghanistan

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Middle East