India Under Prime Minister Modi
With a rapidly growing economy that now rivals China's, India will soon have 20 percent of the world's working-age population, and will need to create a million jobs a month to sustain its young population: "How things go in India is going to have a huge impact on not only the almost 1.3 billion people in India, but on the whole world," said Asia Foundation trustee Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, who just concluded a 7-month post as chargé d'affaires at the U.S Embassy in New Delhi. "The human capital in India is tremendous – to the extent that we're going to find solutions to these issues that transcend borders – climate change, gender violence, inequality – we have to bring our best approaches to bear." Stephens spoke to our blog editor in an exclusive interview about President Obama's recent very positive visit to Delhi, Prime Minister Modi's leadership priorities, women's security, and regional opportunities. Read the full interview.