Richard Rossow

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Richard Rossow is a senior fellow and holds the Wadhwani Chair in US-India Policy Studies at CSIS.

US-India Insight: Mind the Gap

Washington, DC - Reviewing the growing list of trade concerns between the US and India, it feels like the relationship is spinning out of control....

US-India Insight: The Rajya Sabha and Reforms

Washington, DC - With a year left in Prime Minister Modi’s current term, his economic record is coming under scrutiny. Most apolitical observers agree that...

Reshaping India-US Defense Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

Washington, DC - It is time for the United States to recognize that the Indian Ocean is the next front line of world geopolitics and...

It Will Take Four to Tango in India on September 6

Washington, DC - The United States and India will engage in our first “2+2 Dialogue” on September 6 in New Delhi, bringing together the heads...

US-India Insight: The Strategic Importance of India’s Rise

Washington, DC - The strategic importance of India’s economic rise is often portrayed as a tool to increase domestic spending on defense priorities and to...

US – India Insight: India’s Big April Elections

Washington, DC - As India enters election mode once more, most attention is paid to key state elections upcoming in 2018, as well as the...

The Distance Between Davos and Delhi

Washington, DC - Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of India presented the country’s Union Budget for Fiscal 2018–2019 to Parliament on February 1, 2018. This...

US-India Insight: India’s Strategy to Win Switzerland

Washington, DC - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to lead the India delegation to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland,...

US-India Insight: Do Not Give Up on the BIT

Washington, DC - After nine years of sporadic, unproductive talks, the United States and India appear to have given up on negotiating a Bilateral Investment...

US-India Insight: Doklam and Defense Ties

Washington, DC - Defense Secretary James Mattis will travel to India in late September for his first bilateral summit with his Indian counterpart, Defense...

US-India Insight: Trump and Modi: Act 1 or Round 1?

Washington, DC - The notion that President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s shared political characteristics would ensure continued progress in building ties between...

US-India Insight: Reviving the Convergence Bill

Washington, DC - The  government of Prime Minister AB Vajpayee recognized that innovation and consumer demand were blurring the regulatory lines between multiple emerging industries:...

India Under Modi: Reducing the Trade Trust Deficit

Washington, DC - India’s deficit in goods trade continues to decline. The country’s goods trade deficit for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 will likely reach...

US India Insight: FDI Liberalization: More in Store

Washington, DC - In his February 1, 2017, Budget Speech, Finance Minister Jaitley stated that “further liberalization of FDI policy is under consideration...

Eight Ways to Strengthen US-India Cooperation in 2017

Washington, DC - US foreign policy is about to shift again as we welcome the Trump administration. Such moments present important opportunities to assess...

Enhancing US-India Relations in a Trump Administration

Washington, DC - US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, in his last trip abroad as secretary, highlighted the importance of the growing US-India security...

With Expanded Toolkit, India Tackles Tensions with Pakistan

Washington, DC - The Indian Army initiated a military strike against terror camps along the Line of Control in Kashmir. The exact nature of...

Critical Questions: Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to Washington

Washington, DC - From June 6 until June 8, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India will make his fourth visit to the United States...

Carter Visit Another Step Forward for US-India Strategic Relations

Washington, DC - US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter recently made his second visit to India since becoming secretary of defense in February 2015. The...

Stand-up, Start-up: The Message Is the Means

Washington, DC - Since coming to office in May 2014, the BJP-led NDA government has attempted to channel attention to a few key economic...

Going to Bat for the BIT

Washington, DC - In late September, the United States and India will have another quick burst of high-level government engagements, headlined by an expected...

US-India Trade Moderating: Good & Bad News

Washington, DC - The US Census Bureau recently released data on our goods trade with India through June 2015. Surprisingly, the trend of reducing...

Narendra Modi’s Year Two: Moving from Shared Principles to Shared Progres

Washington, DC - During the first year of the Modi government, we have seen both our economic and our strategic relationship with India placed...

A Strong Start to the Budget Session

Washington, DC -The first half of the Budget Session of Parliament concluded on March 20. The Budget itself, as we predicted, was not a...

The Nuclear Deal: It’s about More than Nuclear Trade

Washington, DC - There are lots of opinions on whether the package of announcements during President Obama’s visit to India in January constitutes a...