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Political  Iran
Jun 25, 2013

Political Iran

It is easy to be cynical about the elections in Iran to choose a new president. After all, the elected president does not dominate Iran's complex political system. That privilege belongs to the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. This does necessarily mean the current elections are inconsequential.

Political and policy lessons from Thailand’s UHC experience
Apr 25, 2017

Political and policy lessons from Thailand’s UHC experience

Thailand is one of the few developing countries in the world that have successfully implemented Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Beginning three decades ago, Thailand’s UHC first covered the poor, then the near-poor, the formal sector employees, and the children and the elderly, through various publicly funded and contributory schemes until it reached 71 percent of the entire population in 2000. The government elected in 2001 implemented full-p

Political Crisis in UK: क्‍या ख़तरे में है पीएम लिज ट्रस की कुर्सी?
Oct 19, 2022

Political Crisis in UK: क्‍या ख़तरे में है पीएम लिज ट्रस की कुर्सी?

सवाल उठता है कि क्‍या ट्रस की माफी के बाद ब्रिटेन में राजनीतिक संकट खत्‍म हो गया है. ट्रस की मांफी मांगने के पीछे बड़ी वजह क्‍या है. कंजर्वेटिव पार्टी की क्‍या दुविधा है. क्‍�

Political Crisis in UK: क्‍या ख़तरे में है पीएम लिज ट्रस की कुर्सी?
Oct 19, 2022

Political Crisis in UK: क्‍या ख़तरे में है पीएम लिज ट्रस की कुर्सी?

सवाल उठता है कि क्‍या ट्रस की माफी के बाद ब्रिटेन में राजन

Political developments in Pakistan and Impact on India
Sep 21, 2007

Political developments in Pakistan and Impact on India

Brigadier V R P Sarathy (retd) initiated a discussion on Political Developments in Pakistan and Impact on India on Saturday 22, 2007 in ORF Chennai. He started his discussion on Pakistan's political development with Stephen P. Cohen's words: 'Pakistan is cursed by history but blessed by geography - always at the right place at the wrong time'.

Political Dynamics of Allahabad High Court Judgment
Sep 22, 2010

Political Dynamics of Allahabad High Court Judgment

The BJP, which benefited the most from the Babri Masjid-Ramjanmabhoomi temple dispute catapulting it to power in 1998, would be faced with a serious dilemma in either case of the two possible judgments of the Allahabad High Court on September 24.

Political economic instability and Wang Yi’s peripheral diplomacy in Sri Lanka  
Feb 04, 2022

Political economic instability and Wang Yi’s peripheral diplomacy in Sri Lanka  

Will Sri Lanka be able to withstand both domestic instability and critical foreign policy concerns?

Political funding: How BJP and Congress compete for every piece of the pie
Apr 25, 2019

Political funding: How BJP and Congress compete for every piece of the pie

In 2018, the ruling party collected as much as 95% of the donations routed through the electoral bonds.

Political movements in region becoming unpredictable: ICRC chief
Mar 11, 2013

Political movements in region becoming unpredictable: ICRC chief

There has been a large degree of unpredictability with which political movements have gained weight in the region, making providing humanitarian aid to affected areas very difficult, according to the chief of the International Committee of Red Cross.

Political opposition in Russia in 2018: Composition, challenges and prospects
Aug 21, 2023

Political opposition in Russia in 2018: Composition, challenges and prospects

Russia recently witnessed the re-election of its long-serving president. A constitutionally mandated term limit suggests this would be Vladimir Putin’s last presidential term. As Russia enters a period of power transition, it is likely that a number of political actors will become relevant during this phase. This brief looks at the groups that form the opposition—those operating within the formal institutions and the major players outside it�

Political plunge: Did Rajini miss the bus long ago?
Dec 27, 2017

Political plunge: Did Rajini miss the bus long ago?

Rajinikanth is a brand in Tamil films. He rewrote the history of Tamil cinema — the question is if Rajinikanth as a politician would be as successful.

Political reform in Qatar: Misplaced optimism?
Nov 10, 2021

Political reform in Qatar: Misplaced optimism?

Qatar has taken a step towards a more inclusive political system. Is this a revolutionary shift or more of an image building exercise?

Political repercussions of Trump’s indictment
Jun 21, 2023

Political repercussions of Trump’s indictment

Would the recent indictment of Donald Trump impact his re-election prospects?

Political Salafism in South Asia
Dec 12, 2022

Political Salafism in South Asia

Salafist politics varies in different nations based on the broader political context

Political-bargaining has to stop to resolve Cauvery dispute, say experts
Oct 27, 2016

Political-bargaining has to stop to resolve Cauvery dispute, say experts

Cauvery water-sharing problem requires a political solution driven by consensus among politicians, civil society & people of the two states-an event report

#Kashmir: PM lacks political aide with sufficient heft
Aug 29, 2016

#Kashmir: PM lacks political aide with sufficient heft

PM Modi’s only problem is that he lacks a political aide with sufficient heft to take the conversation on Kashmir forward.

'Surgical strikes day' is just a pre-election dose of patriotic political fodder
Sep 24, 2018

'Surgical strikes day' is just a pre-election dose of patriotic political fodder

All that the UGC’s mindless action has done is betray its intellectual bankruptcy in playing up to the fake nationalism that is sought to be generated through repeated invocations of the so-called surgical strikes, which seem to always be brought up when elections approach.

70 Policies: A treatise on the evolution of India’s political economy
Aug 24, 2018

70 Policies: A treatise on the evolution of India’s political economy

Focused primarily on the Indian economy, Gautam Chikermane's new book, 70 Policies, also explores the impact of external influences — legal, politic

A new geopolitical battlefield is emerging in the Pacific
May 22, 2023

A new geopolitical battlefield is emerging in the Pacific

The US and India no longer seem diffident about joining hands to counter the rising influence of China

A political player who is rising, but is still no Lenin
Jan 29, 2021

A political player who is rising, but is still no Lenin

Notwithstanding the euphoria, Alexei Navalny is unlikely to be the catalyst that will lead to ‘regime change’ in Russia

A second-class funeral: Political dynamics of the Eurozone reforms
May 07, 2019

A second-class funeral: Political dynamics of the Eurozone reforms

The European Union (EU) stands at a critical junction in its institutional evolution. The European sovereign debt crisis in 2009, the Brexit decision in 2016, and the success of anti-European populist parties in many member states have triggered intense discussions about necessary reforms in the Union, which only intensified after Emmanuel Macron became president of France in 2017. His vehemently pro-European outlook and ambitious suggestions for

Afghanistan: ISI crony on attack-mode as Taliban readies for political role
Sep 16, 2011

Afghanistan: ISI crony on attack-mode as Taliban readies for political role

A decade after the 'Twin Towers' came crashing down in New York, the US has given its blessings for the Taliban to open its political office in the distant West Asian State of Qatar.

America’s dueling narratives are its greatest political risk
Dec 22, 2020

America’s dueling narratives are its greatest political risk

The new reality of calling into question the victory of candidates one doesn’t agree with — in which both dueling Republican and Democratic narrat

Amid geopolitical disruptions and economic slowdowns, India leads global growth
Oct 13, 2022

Amid geopolitical disruptions and economic slowdowns, India leads global growth

To continue to lead, India must press harder on the reforms pedal, and celebrate the small victories in the ongoing economic world war

An uphill battle: Syrian refugees in Germany want citizenship and political representation
Apr 17, 2021

An uphill battle: Syrian refugees in Germany want citizenship and political representation

Even though Syrian refugees have been integrated relatively faster in Germany, social integration continues to be a challenge in the labour market.

Anti-incumbency, political outsiders, and millennial presidents in Latin America
Sep 01, 2023

Anti-incumbency, political outsiders, and millennial presidents in Latin America

Latin America is increasingly proving that the old notions of ‘left’ and ‘right’ are no longer the principal themes in electoral democracy.

Apprehensive world leaders need not worry yet, the US’s peculiar political system will keep Trump in check
Nov 10, 2016

Apprehensive world leaders need not worry yet, the US’s peculiar political system will keep Trump in check

At the end of the day, Trump’s policymaking will depend on the team that executes it, and, as of now, no one has a clue about what this team will look like.

Arab Spring: Protests are hard work, but politically organising is harder
Dec 24, 2020

Arab Spring: Protests are hard work, but politically organising is harder

The revolutions were certainly inspiring — and for a time — made many Arabs and the world believe that the troubled region was finally moving towa

Armed forces need sober political leadership not the spurious praise of electoral season
Apr 29, 2019

Armed forces need sober political leadership not the spurious praise of electoral season

What the armed forces seek is sober political leadership and sustained attention to their organisational and resource problems.

Asia's emerging geopolitical faultlines
Dec 01, 2017

Asia's emerging geopolitical faultlines

The emerging faultlines in the Indo-Pacific are clear: An illiberal China intent on shaping a unipolar Asia, pitted against a ‘concert of democracies’ who seek a multipolar and rules-based alternative.

Bailouts and balances: Sri Lanka’s IMF rescue plan has geopolitical repercussions
Oct 28, 2022

Bailouts and balances: Sri Lanka’s IMF rescue plan has geopolitical repercussions

Sri Lanka's IMF rescue plan has geopolitical repercussions. The Island nation has entered a difficult terrain with China's expansionist interests and India and Japan's security concerns

Bangladesh: Is political violence reviving instability?
Dec 14, 2012

Bangladesh: Is political violence reviving instability?

Bangladesh witnessed the worst kind of political violence in the past few weeks following a series of protests called by the Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its ally Jamaat-e-Islami (JI).