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Modi's Mandate, and Other Reasons Why India's Election Results Are So Historic

BJP leader Narendra Modi surrounded by supporters, security, and media after visiting his mother on May 16, 2014 in Ahmedabad, India. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

The phenomenal scale of Narendra Modi's win gives him the mandate to carry out the wide-ranging reforms that are seen as necessary to revive India's economy, writes Pramit Pal Chaudhuri.

Does Modi's Election Signal an End to 'Inclusive India'?

BJP leader Narendra Modi gestures to supporters as he sits with his mother Heeraben Modi, not seen, on her front porch after seeking her blessing on May 16, 2014 in Ahmedabad, India. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Policy

An extreme disenchantment with the status quo has propelled Indians to choose a candidate that could make their country unrecognizable, writes Satchit Balsari.

Listen: Why China Thinks the US Isn't Neutral in the South China Sea

Philippine and U.S. marines ride on a boat as they prepare to land on a beach facing the South China Sea during a beach assault exercises in San Antonio town, Zambales province on May 9, 2014. Scores of U.S. and Filipino marines launched mock assaults on a South China Sea beach in the Philippines on May 9 in war games aimed at honing the allies' combat skills. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Dr. Wu Xinbo, Director of the Center for American Studies at Fudan University, discussed the disputes in the East China Sea and South China Sea, President Obama’s recent trip to Asia, and the state of U.S.-China relations.

Why India Matters, With or Without Modi

BJP leader Narendra Modi waves to supporters after voting at a polling station on April 30, 2014 in Ahmedabad, India. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Policy

India remains "a great long term bet" regardless of who is elected Prime Minister, and the U.S. government and private sector should maintain their commitment to the country, argues Anubhav Gupta with the Asia Society Policy Institute.

How Smartphones Helped Empower and Enfranchise Afghanistan's Voters

An Afghan woman takes a photograph with her mobile phone at an election rally in Jalalabad on February 18, 2014. Smartphone technology, writes Ahmad Shuja, played a vital role in ensuring a free and fair election for Afghanistan in April 2014. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Two public service tech projects allowed Afghans — men and women, urban and rural, educated and illiterate — to participate in and strengthen the April 2014 national election.

Listen: India Analysts Describe 'Opportunity' and 'Optimism' of National Elections

Indian polling staff match their individual electoral lists after collecting electronic voting machines and other election material at a distribution centre in Amritsar on April 29, 2014 on the eve of Lok Sabha - lower house - elections. (Nariner Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

A panel of veteran India analysts met in Washington, D.C. to discuss how India's national elections could influence the country's prospects for economic growth and international relations.

Video: Foreign Investment and Indonesia's 'Big Messy Democracy'

Control Risk Group's Dane Chamorro.
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Control Risk Group's Dane Chamorro discusses the upcoming presidential election in Indonesia and its potential effect on foreign investment in the world's third-largest democracy.

Washington's Incomplete 'Pivot' to Asia: Six Challenges to Resolve

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing concerning the 2015 international affairs budget on Capitol Hill April 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. Kerry discussed a wide range of topics, including the conflict in Syria, relations with Iran, and also discussed the possibility of additional economic sanctions on Russia. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Policy

Matt Stumpf, Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s Washington office, proposes an approach to getting the “pivot” to Asia back on track.

India Election: Deciphering the Foreign Policies of BJP and Congress

An Indian man pauses after voting at a polling station on April 17, 2014 in the Jodhpur District in the desert state of Rajasthan, India. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Policy

Tridivesh Singh Maini, a participant in Asia Society's India-Pakistan Young Leaders Initiative, explores what the campaign rhetoric from India's major political parties tells us about their approach to international relations.

How China's Security Commission Can Manage Crises By Learning from the Past

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (2L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping (3rd L) during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People April 9, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Policy

Matt Stumpf, Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s Washington office, proposes five practices to make the commission more effective.