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US swing to Pacific real and enduring
Mar 14, 2012

US swing to Pacific real and enduring

The United States' pivot to Asia is real and enduring, according to Professor Jeffrey W Legro, Professor of Politics and Randolph P. Compton Professor in the Miller Center at the University of Virginia.

US withdrawal from Paris Agreement: India should withstand pulls and pushes
Jun 23, 2017

US withdrawal from Paris Agreement: India should withstand pulls and pushes

The Paris Agreement differs radically in as much that the commitment made by a Party in the Agreement is basically about the process.

Vote against Iran: Abiding by 'good-behaviour norms'
Sep 28, 2005

Vote against Iran: Abiding by 'good-behaviour norms'

The debate about Iran's quest for nuclear energy is wholly enmeshed in the politics of US-Iran relationship. Iran is a signatory to the NPT and its additional protocol. It has obligations; it has rights. The focus of the west is on obligations, of Iran on rights. The North-South divide is reflected in the board of governors of the IAEA, with Russia and China supportive of the non-aligned who apprehend, as Washington Post put it,

Voters’ apathy in Nepal elections:  A potential threat to democracy
Nov 20, 2022

Voters’ apathy in Nepal elections: A potential threat to democracy

Nepal’s democracy has been reduced to crude politics which has seemingly caused electoral apathy among its voters

Water for Indian Cities: Government Practices and Policy Concerns
Jul 31, 2023

Water for Indian Cities: Government Practices and Policy Concerns

The demand for basic infrastructure and services in Indian cities has increased phenomenally due to rapidly growing populations. Such unmet demands often adversely affect the quality of urban life, the economic productivity, as well as the process of sustainable development. The main purpose of this brief is to highlight the problems involved in improving access to water supply in Indian cities faced with a severe water shortage crisis. A case st

What 'World Tamil Conference' means for New Delhi
Jul 03, 2010

What 'World Tamil Conference' means for New Delhi

Chennai and Delhi may have to start building on the World Tamil Conference in Coimbatore. It is not going to be easy, but then, India cannot ignore the politics of the 'Tamil-speaking people' the world over.

What China does when it disagrees with you
Nov 22, 2017

What China does when it disagrees with you

It is hardly a secret that China has tried to intervene in local politics and shape elections in other countries

What does Maldives’ parliament elections mean for India and China?
Apr 29, 2024

What does Maldives’ parliament elections mean for India and China?

With this electoral victory, Muizzu is more politically stable, incentivising him to tone down his anti-India rhetoric and reconcile with Delhi while

What India needs to do in 2014
Dec 31, 2013

What India needs to do in 2014

The agenda for change is a large one. This list or any other can be multiplied several times and still come up short. But the compulsions of reform are urgent. With a bulging profile of young people, India is said to be on the cusp of a demographic dividend. But that dividend could well become a nightmare unless we are able to fix our politics, our governance system, economy, national security machinery.

What to expect in 2024: Global markets
Dec 18, 2023

What to expect in 2024: Global markets

All the big government pieces—from geopolitics to geoeconomics—will be the key drivers of global finance over the next year

What Turkey Can Teach India
Jun 27, 2011

What Turkey Can Teach India

In India, the office of the foreign minister doesn't command nearly the sort of authority it should, or it did in the past. While foreign policy in other countries is influenced by domestic politics, in India it's being completely overshadowed by intra-party and intra-government feuds.

When Modi flies to Japan, bleak chances for long-pending nuclear deal
Oct 25, 2016

When Modi flies to Japan, bleak chances for long-pending nuclear deal

Given Japanese apprehensions, it is not certain whether India and Japan will sign the nuclear deal during Modi’s forthcoming visit to Tokyo.

When two democracies talk
Aug 03, 2021

When two democracies talk

The United States is willing to listen and learn, India is willing to talk about its domestic evolution. The relationship has matured

Where does the US-China relationship stand?
Jul 22, 2014

Where does the US-China relationship stand?

Will the globalization of the economic relationship trump the geo-politics that is being played out in East and South East Asia? For the US, the dilemma is acute, for it cannot ignore the pleas of its allies in the region nor allow an incremental drift to take place in the relationship.

Who is going to be the next King in Saudi Arabia?
Sep 11, 2013

Who is going to be the next King in Saudi Arabia?

Royal succession is considered to be the 'prickliest' problem facing the Saudi kingdom. It can bring about a fundamental change in Saudi politics and can have an overarching impact on Saudi society and its national and foreign policies.

Whoever wins, Bihar wins again
Nov 05, 2015

Whoever wins, Bihar wins again

There is an element of Shakespeare in Bihar politics. It has over the last 40 years seen so many historical developments impacting national politics that the ongoing election will once again throw up a surprise.

Whose AI is it anyway? Moving global debates from “mine” to “ours”
Feb 23, 2024

Whose AI is it anyway? Moving global debates from “mine” to “ours”

An inductive approach to AI development can improve the data foundation for discussions and mobilise a wider coalition advocating for its integration

Why Amit Shah’s checkmate to the PDP could prove disastrous
Jun 20, 2018

Why Amit Shah’s checkmate to the PDP could prove disastrous

The BJP has tried to play smart politics with its insulting break with Mehbooba Mufti. The fallout of the move could envelope Kashmir in distress — and hurt the BJP too.

Why Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal shouldn't concern India
Mar 30, 2018

Why Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal shouldn't concern India

Trying to influence elections using tools like targeted messaging, fake news and negative campaigning have for long been part and parcel of politics.

Why France is a reliable strategic partner for India
Jan 20, 2020

Why France is a reliable strategic partner for India

From geopolitics to space cooperation, Paris has always been supportive of New Delhi’s decisions

Why increased activism has not translated into global women’s empowerment
Aug 12, 2020

Why increased activism has not translated into global women’s empowerment

India has hardly ever seen a purely women-driven movement where women have been the pioneers of a development and have stood up for a cause all by the

Why India is a big factor in Pakistani polls
Jun 11, 2018

Why India is a big factor in Pakistani polls

Any association with New Delhi is still seen as a kiss of death in Pakistani politics.

Why India should go for national election fund?
Sep 22, 2017

Why India should go for national election fund?

While it would cost the public exchequer a bomb, still, time is ripe for India to have a national election fund. Given that India’s current politica

Why India should pivot the QUAD into the Indian Ocean through IORA
May 31, 2023

Why India should pivot the QUAD into the Indian Ocean through IORA

The Quad engaging with IORA will help India to bring the strategic convergences of the two groupings and China’s growing footprint in the region to

Why it is time to invest in Iran
Jul 21, 2015

Why it is time to invest in Iran

The opening of Iran will alter the geopolitics of south-western Asia. Even so, India needs to tread with care. But this should not in any way constrain our initiatives with Iran. We need to move beyond the phase of dithering that has characterised our ties with Tehran for the last decade.

Why our political parties romanticise poverty
Feb 04, 2019

Why our political parties romanticise poverty

A politics of hand-outs hasn’t removed poverty from India. It has embedded it even more deeply. Narendra Modi was elected to end this politics. He is now following it.

Why Saudi Arabia and the UAE aren’t bothered by India’s citizenship amendment act
Jan 20, 2020

Why Saudi Arabia and the UAE aren’t bothered by India’s citizenship amendment act

Driven by geopolitics and economics, both Gulf states are courting a close relationship with Modi’s India.

Will SC verdicts produce desired results?
Jul 12, 2013

Will SC verdicts produce desired results?

Though two rulings in as many days, the Supreme Court has set the tone on checking criminality in politics. Yet, issues remain in the implementation and enforcement, if the court verdict has to produce the desired results and meet with discerning goals.

Will ‘Russian imbroglio’ deflect the West off Maldives?
Mar 30, 2018

Will ‘Russian imbroglio’ deflect the West off Maldives?

It is not unlikely that the West’s current engagement/disengagement with Russia could lead to a situation — if not immediately — where the post-

With China, keep it real
May 20, 2013

With China, keep it real

Chinese leaders are steeped in the realist tradition and appreciate the logic of power politics. Premier Li Keqiang might respond more positively to a frank discourse from Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh than Delhi's self-deceptions that have so misled India's Chinese interlocutors.

With urbanisation, a new breed of politician is set to dominate Indian governance
Mar 21, 2014

With urbanisation, a new breed of politician is set to dominate Indian governance

The politics of India is changing. The change will come not just through macro measures like the introduction of large-scale manufacturing or modern agriculture, but in a number of small ways - better schools, safer cities, better urban facilities, mental institutions and jails, fairer purvey of justice and so on.

Women in the new world order
Sep 30, 2017

Women in the new world order

Women must play an equal and active role in framing ethical imperatives and defining prosperity, responsibility and accountability in international po

Women’s Representation in India’s Parliament: Measuring Progress, Analysing Obstacles
Jul 17, 2023

Women’s Representation in India’s Parliament: Measuring Progress, Analysing Obstacles

Women’s representation in India’s Parliament is an important metric to evaluate progress in bridging gender inequities in the country. India has a female population of 662.9 million and is the largest and one of the most resilient parliamentary democracies in the world. As the country completes 75 years of independence, this paper gives a historical account of the progress in women’s representation in Parliament over the past decades. It co

Women’s Reservation Act: An imperative for women’s greater political participation
Oct 16, 2023

Women’s Reservation Act: An imperative for women’s greater political participation

Women's reservation in national and state legislatures is historic as it paves the way for much-needed political participation of women in Indian poli

Wooing the minority: Overlooking India's Hindu majority was only one reason why Congress missed the bus to power
Jun 03, 2019

Wooing the minority: Overlooking India's Hindu majority was only one reason why Congress missed the bus to power

The Congress has been suffering from a steady breakdown in ideological clarity for decades, evident in its confusion over secularism, appeasement politics, even Pakistan. It is now paying the price.

World Cup: A 'GLO-BALL' affair
Jul 12, 2018

World Cup: A 'GLO-BALL' affair

Sports and geopolitics are supposed to be like oil and water – they don’t mix. But even oil and water are intertwined in geopolitical discourse

World in flux: India’s choices may help manage disruptions
Jan 25, 2018

World in flux: India’s choices may help manage disruptions

The political and cultural arrangements states and communities arrive at will be heavily implicated by the one major transition Foreign Secretary S. J

Ziaur Rahman: The assault on Bangladesh’s history
Jun 01, 2019

Ziaur Rahman: The assault on Bangladesh’s history

Multi-party democracy was not inaugurated by Zia, the rehabilitation of communal politics was --- through the entry of ‘Bangladeshi nationalism’ a

अंतरराष्ट्रीय मसले: ऊर्जा, सुरक्षा और यूरोप की असुविधा पर ‘राजनीति’
Aug 04, 2022

अंतरराष्ट्रीय मसले: ऊर्जा, सुरक्षा और यूरोप की असुविधा पर ‘राजनीति’

पिछले सात दशकों के दौरान समृद्धि ने यूरोपीय महाद्वीप को �

अंतरराष्ट्रीय संबंध: भारत और महामारी के दौर की भू-राजनीति
Jul 30, 2023

अंतरराष्ट्रीय संबंध: भारत और महामारी के दौर की भू-राजनीति

चीनी मोर्चे पर लगातार जारी सीमा विवाद अमेरिका के साथ साम�

अंतरराष्ट्रीय संबंध: भारत और महामारी के दौर की भू-राजनीति
Feb 04, 2022

अंतरराष्ट्रीय संबंध: भारत और महामारी के दौर की भू-राजनीति

चीनी मोर्चे पर लगातार जारी सीमा विवाद अमेरिका के साथ साम�

अंतरिक्ष में छोटे सैटेलाइट समूह के लिए भारत की लंबी तलाश!
Jul 29, 2022

अंतरिक्ष में छोटे सैटेलाइट समूह के लिए भारत की लंबी तलाश!

प्रशिक्षण के अलावा भारतीय भारतीय सशस्त्र बलों को इंटरने�

अध्यक्ष, संसद आणि महाभियोग: मालदीवच्या राजकारणातील सततचा संघर्ष
Feb 15, 2024

अध्यक्ष, संसद आणि महाभियोग: मालदीवच्या राजकारणातील सततचा संघर्ष

असे दिसते की, संसद आणि राष्ट्रपती यांच्यातील संघर्ष सुरू

अफगाणिस्तानात रंगणार जागतिक आखाडा?
Sep 23, 2021

अफगाणिस्तानात रंगणार जागतिक आखाडा?

अफगाणिस्तान आणि पाकिस्तानच्या आसऱ्याने होणाऱ्या दहशतवादी कारवाया रोखण्यासाठी भारताला मोठ्या देशांसोबत नवी रणनीती आखावी लागेल.

अफगाणिस्तानातील राजकारण: तालिबानच्या शासनामध्ये महिलांची भूमिका
Aug 28, 2023

अफगाणिस्तानातील राजकारण: तालिबानच्या शासनामध्ये महिलांची भूमिका

तालिबान 2.0 ने दिलेली उदात्त आश्वासने असूनही. सत्तेत परत आल्याने महिलांची परिस्थिती आणखीनच बिकट झाली आहे.