The possible end of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that has dominated India’s politics for seven decades: here’s the Cliffs Notes version of why I’m skeptical of 44-year-old Congress Party Vice President Rahul Gandhi ever becoming prime minister like his father, grandmother and great-grandfather before him. read more
This morning in Delhi, Narendra Modi delivered his much-anticipated Independence Day speech, his first as prime minister of India. Three things struck me about it. 1.) Smart political messaging: Modi, arguably the finest communicator in Indian politics today, approached the speech … read more
The New York Times and the Washington Post may be with filled stories about anti-Israel protests in London and Paris, but half a world away in India something rather different is unfolding. A strong undercurrent of support for Israel is … read more
India’s 2014 national elections will determine the future of the world’s largest democracy. AEI resident fellow Sadanand Dhume explains the three most important factors that will shape the outcome of this crucial election. Follow AEIdeas on Twitter at @AEIdeas.
In my Wall Street Journal column this week, I write about Indian prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s effort to reach out to the country’s 150-million-strong Muslim minority. For the most part, Modi has run a disciplined campaign that eschews Muslim-bashing … read more