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India Energy: The Struggle for Power

Much has been said in recent years about India’s rising global clout. Considerably less has been said about India and a different type of power: The kind that electrifies households, fires up factories, lights up buildings—and, overall, sustains nations and their economies. On this count, India faces great challenges. In a nation of 1.2 billion people, about 400 million are off the grid. Given its immense population—expected to soon become the world’s biggest—and large economy, energy demand in India will continue to be insatiable for the foreseeable future. Written by Raymond E.

IDSA-NPIHP Nuclear History Fellowships

 

IDSA-NPIHP Nuclear History Fellowships

 

India Energy: The Struggle For Power

Much has been said in recent years about India’s rising global clout. Considerably less has been said about India and a different type of power: The kind that electrifies households, fires up factories, lights up buildings—and, overall, sustains nations and their economies. On this count, India faces great challenges. In a nation of 1.2 billion people, about 400 million are off the grid.

Could a U.S.-India Climate Deal Be Next?

When news broke that the U.S. had signed a far-reaching climate deal with China, I wondered: Could the U.S. and India reach a similar deal?

While in India this month, I was struck by the poor air quality. Walking around New Delhi sometimes felt like being in a smoky house. The air seemed much worse than what I remembered experiencing in China last year.

While China Waits on Shale Gas, Soaring Energy Demands Create Regional Tensions

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After 13 Years, War in Afghanistan Grinds On

Tuesday marks the 13th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan–America’s longest war.

For U.S. combat troops, the end is in sight: By Dec. 31, most of them will have been withdrawn.

Unfortunately for Afghans, and their neighbors affected by the withdrawal, the war all but promises to continue–indefinitely.

How Modi’s Evolution From Pariah to Pop Star Could Boost U.S.-India Ties

A few months ago, Narendra Modi was persona non grata in the United States–banned because of allegations that he failed to stop deadly anti-Muslim riots in the Indian state of Gujarat, where he was chief minister, in 2002.

Fast-forward to the past few days. Mr. Modi, now prime minister of India, has regaled large and adoring crowds in New York and hobnobbed with high-level officials, including President Barack Obama, in Washington.

The Great-Power Summit Most Americans Don't Know About

With the United States consumed by foreign-policy crises around the globe, many Americans are not according much importance to the upcoming summit between President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In fact, many Americans likely have no idea it is even happening.

And that is a terrible shame.

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