Professor Ian Hall

India’s clever alliances with island states

As India struggles to manage China’s economic and diplomatic influence in its immediate neighbourhood, it has recently made progress in building more robust ties with… Read More

Howdy Modi in Houston: Why India’s Narendra Modi puts so much effort into wooing the diaspora

With President Donald Trump as his “warm up act”, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally of 50,000 members of the Indian diaspora… Read More

Narendra Modi, frequent flyer

During Narendra Modi’s first five years in office, the Indian prime minister made 93 foreign visits, equalling the number of trips his predecessor,… Read More

Why did the Modi government take the risk of revoking Kashmir’s special status?

On 5 August, Narendra Modi’s newly reelected government announced that it was revoking Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which conferred special status on the… Read More

India election: National security helped ‘watchman’ Narendra Modi win, but major challenges loom

India’s recent election campaign was overshadowed by a suicide bombing in Kashmir, retaliatory air strikes against alleged terrorist targets a few days later, and then an … Read More

After Modi’s election win, what’s next for India in the Indo-Pacific?

At the start of 2019, it looked unlikely that Narendra Modi would lead his Bharatiya Janata Party to a win in India’s general election. Economic… Read More

Coal comfort: Australia-India ties after the elections

In an odd quirk of timing, this year Australia and India’s elections will run in parallel. On 11 April, Scott Morrison made the trip to… Read More

Modi and the watchmen: India’s national security election

Barely a couple of months ago, it looked as though Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies were going to struggle to hold… Read More

India elections: who are Narendra Modi’s main rivals – and can they beat him?

India is heading to the polls in the world’s biggest democratic election and a number of different figures could emerge as India’s next prime minister in… Read More

Trump, Modi and their Religious Right

Much divides Donald J Trump and Narendra Modi, but there are similarities between the two leaders and their politics beyond their shared fondness for Twitter. Read More