Pragati July 2009: What the wise men say

In the July 2009 issue of Pragati, we ask India’s leading foreign policy analysts on the challenges and priorities for the second UPA government. We study the possible implications of geoeconomic changes on the relationship between India and China. You’ll find perspectives on cyber war readiness, a review of a book on the nuclear arms race and the need for a different approach towards security force deployments in Jammu & Kashmir.

On the domestic front: we argue that the failed reservations policy must make way for economic freedom; analyse the Left Front’s troubles in Lalgarh, West Bengal; and explain why allegations of vote-rigging on electronic voting machines are misguided.

And finally, in the neighbourhood: why India has become, yet again, unpopular in Nepal; and why the Taliban could be defeated by…turning them into a laughingstock.

From this issue we are putting all the articles online. Check out the revamped website (we still have to work on the archives section) and download the PDF edition there.