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President, parliament, and impeachment: A persistent struggle in the Maldives’ politics
Feb 02, 2024

President, parliament, and impeachment: A persistent struggle in the Maldives’ politics

It seems that the ongoing struggle between the Parliament and the President will continue, paving the way for more uncertainty and instability in Mald

Protests and politics in Iran
Oct 07, 2022

Protests and politics in Iran

It remains to be seen if mass-scale protests can bring any real reorientation in the political and ideological sphere of Iran

Pushing gender-inclusive politics
Sep 15, 2022

Pushing gender-inclusive politics

Till today, women across the world remain underrepresented in politics. This needs to change.

Putin gives lessons in world politics
Mar 18, 2014

Putin gives lessons in world politics

The US would be foolish to deepen the new Cold War atmosphere by trying to isolate Russia over Ukraine developments. As for China, that option is simply not open to them any more. The reason is that the Americans need cooperation from Moscow to deal with Syria, Iran and Afghanistan.

Rafale: The deal is kosher, politics over it is not. The price we are paying is national security
Mar 05, 2019

Rafale: The deal is kosher, politics over it is not. The price we are paying is national security

The political ambitions of a few could potentially derail the Indian defence purchase mechanism for a long time to come. This will delight our nation's adversaries.

Recurring controversy about Governor’s role in state politics
Jun 06, 2020

Recurring controversy about Governor’s role in state politics

The negative image of the state governors as above all “an agent of the centre” has proved difficult to erase.

Regional parties and Indian politics
Oct 07, 2016

Regional parties and Indian politics

The author writes upon, regional parties role in India, in the country’s parliamentary democracy

Reshaping geopolitics: The middle powers’ response to the Ukraine crisis
Jan 16, 2023

Reshaping geopolitics: The middle powers’ response to the Ukraine crisis

With shifting poles of power, the near future will force states to be more innovative to push their interests

Return of 'hartal' politics  in Bangladesh
Jun 14, 2011

Return of 'hartal' politics in Bangladesh

The June 5 hartal, or shut down, brought back fears of the return of hartal politics which had been a bane of Bangladesh politics in the recent. Such shut downs often followed or preceded bouts of violence across the country, bringing the economy, and every thing else, to a grinding halt.

Revisiting Orientalism: Pandemic, politics, and the perceptions industry
May 24, 2020

Revisiting Orientalism: Pandemic, politics, and the perceptions industry

Western media coverage of India’s handling of Covid-19 is yet another example of the West attempting to diminish the East.

Rise of the common man: The changing dynamics of Indian politics
Dec 30, 2013

Rise of the common man: The changing dynamics of Indian politics

It is now clear that Aam Aadmi Party will be the major contender in the Lok Sabha elections in the first quarter of 2014 and would give all other veteran parties like the Congress and the BJP a real challenge. The AAP could even halt the march of Narendra Modi towards Delhi.

Russia, EU and Nord Stream 2: Economics versus geopolitics
Oct 26, 2020

Russia, EU and Nord Stream 2: Economics versus geopolitics

The largest natural gas importer in the EU now faces the challenge of dealing with the latest US sanctions in order to ensure that the project goes ah

Russia-Turkey deal and geo-politics of gas
Dec 30, 2014

Russia-Turkey deal and geo-politics of gas

At a time when it is facing Western sanctions and a proxy war on oil prices, Russia sprang a huge surprise early this month by signing a gas deal with Turkey. The deal will enable Russia to pump natural gas into a Turkish hub, near the Turkey-Greece border and from there into the southern EU market.

Saudi moves impacting West Asian geopolitics
Apr 26, 2023

Saudi moves impacting West Asian geopolitics

By bringing China and Russia into the region and by developing strategic partnerships with important players such as India, Riyadh is signalling its intent to reduce its dependence on the US. Mohammed bin Salman is looking at a policy of multi-alignment that affords greater strategic autonomy.

Secrecy law and Japan politics
Jan 22, 2014

Secrecy law and Japan politics

Japan has enacted a controversial secrecy law, despite increasing opposition from the public. Under the new law, there are harsher sentences, including prison term of up to 10 years for public servants and others who have access to sensitive information.

Social management in the era of coalition politics
Jan 12, 2008

Social management in the era of coalition politics

Dr. V Krishna Ananth, political scientist and author, initiated an interaction on the 'Emerging scenario of coalition politics in India' at the ORF Chennai Chapter of the Observer Research Foundation, on 12 January 2008.

Social Media and Politics
Apr 08, 2014

Social Media and Politics

ORF hosted a panel discussion on "Social Media and Politics", based on Shaili Chopra's book, The Big Connect: Politics in the Age of Social Media.

Social media and politics in Africa: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Jun 07, 2019

Social media and politics in Africa: The good, the bad, and the ugly

As significant as the surge of multiparty politics has been, the decade since a social media boom started in Africa is driving even more transformatio

Sport as Geopolitics
Dec 23, 2021

Sport as Geopolitics

The US’s diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics is setting the stage for the addition of another dimension to the US-China saga of widening confrontation

Sri Lanka and the return of geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific
Oct 17, 2020

Sri Lanka and the return of geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific

In South Asia, Sri Lanka — with its geographically unique position in the Indian Ocean, and with a strong BRI partnership established during the pre

Sri Lanka, post-Geneva: It's politics now, not diplomacy
Mar 30, 2012

Sri Lanka, post-Geneva: It's politics now, not diplomacy

After the UNHRC meeting and the Indian vote against Sri Lanka, now it needs to go beyond Geneva, in the preservation of 'supreme national self-interest' in the case of both the countries. The ghost of Geneva would be hovering over them, yet Colombo should acknowledge the un-kept promises.

Sri Lanka: 'Human rights or politics'?
Sep 07, 2011

Sri Lanka: 'Human rights or politics'?

By focusing excessively on 'war crimes' and issues of accountability, the international community (West) may have taken Sri Lanka away from the political negotiations for power-devolution to the Provinces, particularly the Tamil Province(s).

Sri Lanka: Navigating the geopolitics of Asia
Oct 07, 2022

Sri Lanka: Navigating the geopolitics of Asia

Given the IMF's stringent bailout conditions and China's distinct approach, Sri Lanka's road to economic recovery will be a long and arduous one

Strategic implications of Myanmar’s domestic politics
Sep 05, 2017

Strategic implications of Myanmar’s domestic politics

India has been a beneficiary of Myanmar's democratisation. However, the positive trend in their bilateral relationship can be affected by the emerging

Surprise AAP landslide indicates dawn of new politics for India
Dec 16, 2013

Surprise AAP landslide indicates dawn of new politics for India

No matter whether the stunning performance of AAP brings new politics or not, it has already impacted the old-style politics. With the union government indicating its willingness to pass the Ombudsman (Lokpal) bill in the current session of the Parliament, it would be too early to write the party off.

T20 Side Event | Think20 Youth Engagement: Geopolitics of Multilateralism
Feb 14, 2023

T20 Side Event | Think20 Youth Engagement: Geopolitics of Multilateralism

Think20, Youth Engagement, Geopolitics, Multilateralism, G20, Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, SDG, macroeconomics, India, G20 Presidency, RCEP, FTA, Trade, economic, infrastructure, diplomacy, Climate Change

The 2014 elections could mark the start of 21st century politics in India
Mar 05, 2014

The 2014 elections could mark the start of 21st century politics in India

General elections of 2014 could well be the most interesting election they will witness in their lifetime. Several developments suggest that the elections could mark a big shift of the political paradigm and, in that sense, they could well mark the true beginning of 21st century politics in the country.

The Abraham Accords: Powerlifting West Asia’s geopolitics
May 11, 2022

The Abraham Accords: Powerlifting West Asia’s geopolitics

Rather than pinning all hopes to mitigate regional tensions in West Asia on the Abraham accords, regional actors should establish new channels of comm

The Central European connection in the politics of contemporary Israel
Dec 12, 2023

The Central European connection in the politics of contemporary Israel

The close ties between Israel and Central and Eastern European countries are driving a rift in the EU on the Israel-Palestine conflict

The challenging geopolitics of the port at Chabahar
Dec 13, 2017

The challenging geopolitics of the port at Chabahar

What is the future of the India-backed port at Chabahar in Iran?

The EU-US Summit: Where trade is messier than geopolitics
Oct 28, 2023

The EU-US Summit: Where trade is messier than geopolitics

With elections due in 2024 in both the EU and the US, stabilising the relationship and easing lingering tensions before potential changes in leadershi

The four faces of 21st century Asian geopolitics
May 11, 2017

The four faces of 21st century Asian geopolitics

As global geopolitics enters a multipolar era, there is a need to assess the extent to which strategic concepts from the bipolar era remain valid and useful. In this brief, the notion of a ‘strategic triangle’, which became prominent during the Cold War, is extended to a ‘great-powers tetrahedron’ for Asia in the 21st century. The brief describes this notion and examines four triangular relationships involving India, China, Russia, and t