• Turmoil in the Middle East: Challenges for India

    While there was a general consensus among the panelists on the need for greater Indian involvement in the region, the actualization of this involvement remains a significant challenge.

  • A new energy

    What has the government achieved in the area of energy policy, and where are the shortfalls?

  • Rainfall and the economy

    It should be a policy objective to monsoon-proof the economy, not so much because of the share of agriculture in gross domestic product (GDP), but because of the high proportion of people who are potentially vulnerable to monsoon failure

  • The inclusion project

    Recent measures have provided a much-needed push for financial inclusion, but there remain some key gaps


  • IndiaGov@365

    The Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will observe its first anniversary on May 26, 2015. Brookings India scholars have contributed regularly to the ongoing policy debate in India over this past year, and we intend to participate in the first year assessment of the government’s performance, leveraging the Brookings...

  • Accelerating Access to Quality Education

    We have gotten used to thinking that there is an inevitable trade-off between volume and quality. Mass production, we believe, is inevitably accompanied by lower standards. This volume is motivated by the fundamental premise that the trade-off is not inevitable. Large bodies of evidence suggest that it is possible to expand access...

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India has a unique opportunity to leverage its peacekeeping credentials and even strengthen its case for UNSC reforms

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Ambassador Shivshankar Menon joins Brookings as Distinguished Fellow in Foreign Policy

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Ambassador Shivshankar Menon, former national security adviser to India’s prime minister, has joined the Brookings Institution as a distinguished fellow, President Strobe Talbott announced today. Menon will serve within the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. Menon’s professional experience includes diplomacy, national security, atomic energy, disarmament issues, and India’s relations with its neighbours and major global powers

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