At the end of September Modi is due to make his first state visit to America. Hemal Shah argues that despite Modi’s 2005 visa ban and India’s rocky relationship with the US to date, it is possible to be cautiously optimistic about the future relations between the two democratic giants.
The average Indian earns less than the average Chinese. But it's in New Delhi—not Beijing—where you can call the prime minister an idiot without worrying about a knock on the door.
The Pakistani military launched its long-overdue offensive against militants in North Waziristan on June 15 with much fanfare. Whether Pakistan has learned from the lessons of its previous military operations and is prepared to do what's necessary to make its gains in North Waziristan permanent, remains to be seen.
Can India get back on economic track? Not if the new government of Narendra Modi will not take on the nation’s labyrinthine and archaic labor laws that have been strangling the Indian market, stifling job creation, and suppressing manufacturing.
Please join AEI for a conversation among several contributors to the new volume “Teacher Quality 2.0: Toward a New Era in Education Reform” (Harvard Education Press, 2014), edited by Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane. Panelists will discuss the intersection of teacher-quality policy and innovation, exploring roadblocks and possibilities.