India Says No to Trade Bloc. Will It Ever Say Yes to Tough Reforms? (CFR)

It shouldn’t really surprise that in the end, after seven long years of deliberation, India decided against joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

https://www.cfr.org/blog/india-says-no-trade-bloc-will-it-ever-say-yes-tough-reforms

 by Alyssa Ayres, Author

How cow vigilantism is undermining the rule of law in India (Al Jazeera)

Allowing ‘cow protection gangs’ to attack innocent people is eroding basic principles of the Indian constitution.

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/cow-vigilantism-undermining-rule-law-india-190102143126368.html

Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee is the author of “Looking For the Nation: Towards Another Idea of India”.

A Comeback for Congress (Project-Syndicate)

The unexpected defeat of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in three state elections this year partly reflects the failure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s national government to deliver on its economic promises. But it also suggests that the country’s main opposition party will be highly competitive in the 2019 general election.

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/india-ruling-bjp-routed-in-in-three-state-elections-by-shashi-tharoor-2018-12

SHASHI THAROOR