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Update on India’s States: August 31, 2016

GST Amendment is one state away from ratification (but West Bengal won’t cast the deciding vote); Maharashtra joins the center’s regional connectivity scheme; Maharashtra withdraws controversial internal security legislation; Madhya Pradesh chief minister Chouhan visits the United States; Rajasthan is…

Japan’s Upper House Election

By Michael J. Green & Nicholas Szechenyi — On July 10, Japan’s ruling coalition won a comfortable victory in elections for the Upper House of the Diet (parliament), solidifying Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s political power as he seeks to implement…