India's engagement with its neighbours and the wider world has been neglected for too long. Amitabh Mattoo outlines an agenda for the next government.

Is the Coalition's Direct Action Plan properly costed? 
Katherine Lake

Lily Farid summarises the key points out of Gerindra's election manifesto.

Will Labor's proposal to create a northern economic zone work?
Stephanie Gale

Partai Golkar has advocated for greater economic development this election season, writes Lily Farid

Think you know where you stand on the various parties' policies? Test yourself using Vote Compass, an interactive tool to really get you thinking about policy.

So you think you're a politics tragic. But do this quiz: you'll be surprised.  Associate Professor Sally Young

The PDI-P has successfully wooed voters with a pitch capitalising on national pride in "The Great Indonesia". Lily Yulianti Farid summarises its policies.

Kevin Rudd personally supports gay marriage. What might this mean for marriage equality post-election?
Graham Willett

Does Australia have a bloated middle class welfare system? 
Joey Moloney

Water and energy security are India's greatest challenges. Former Energy Minister Suresh Prabhu discusses the challenges and opportunities for the next Indian Government at a recent Australia India Institute event.

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Now the Labor leadership question is resolved, let's talk about policy.
Helen Sullivan

How much will the 'PNG Solution' cost? Do people smugglers really have a "business model". Are many asylum seekers "economic refugees"?
Alice He

India's new political leadership has been unveiled. Read Mosiqi Acharya's formguide to who's who in Modi's inner circle. 

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The mainstream media needs to change the way it reports politics.
Margaret Simons

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