Brookings Today, 9/26/14

A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.

  • India-U.S. relations in 14 charts. How has the relationship between the U.S. and India changed over the years? Tanvi Madan uses infographics and charts to show the connections of engagement, economic and defense ties between India and the U.S. 
  • China, India, and the U.S. inside out. Bill Antholis looks at Indian Prime Minister Modi’s diplomatic debut in this second of a new series, Inside Out, India and China, in which he explores the inner workings and bilateral relationships of each country.
  • Foreign policy in the future of American politics. Elaine Kamarck, in a new Primaries Project series post, focuses on foreign policy and whether it will be a presence in political debates.
  • Assessing the U.S. strategy in Syria and Iraq. Kenneth Pollack analyzes the Obama administration’s strategy toward Iraq and Syria. He argues that while defeating ISIS is critical, addressing the internal civil wars in Iraq and Syria is the most important element.
  • China’s foreign policy under Xi Jinping. During the 2013 U.S.-China presidential summit, Xi Jinping called for “a new type of major power relationship.” Cheng Li explains what this means.

Charmaine Crutchfield contributed to this post.