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Democracy and electoral challenges in South Asia
Oct 30, 2015

Democracy and electoral challenges in South Asia

The South Asian region is witnessing some kind of democratic upsurge. For the first time, all the countries in the region have embraced democracy. Yet, democratic transitions in the region are filled with uncertainties and fragility. South Asian countries need to learn from each other's democratic experiences and support each other.

Democracy and equidistant foreign policy in a majoritarian government of Mahinda Rajapaksa
Aug 11, 2020

Democracy and equidistant foreign policy in a majoritarian government of Mahinda Rajapaksa

Making political history, Mahinda Rajapaksa secured more than half a million votes to his premiership in Sri Lanka.

Democracy as an impetus for empowerment: Dissecting the women’s representation dilemma
Mar 07, 2024

Democracy as an impetus for empowerment: Dissecting the women’s representation dilemma

Despite the rise in women's participation and representation in politics in recent decades, further sustained efforts to remove the persisting structu

Democracy in India: Is it ‘best fit’ or flawed?
Mar 05, 2019

Democracy in India: Is it ‘best fit’ or flawed?

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s democracy framework, by being blind to history and to context, is not doing itself any favours.

Democracy in Pakistan goes into deep coma
Jul 21, 2018

Democracy in Pakistan goes into deep coma

The process of subverting democracy and politicians began at the beginning of Pakistan.

Democracy in Refuge: A Tibet without the Dalai Lama
Jul 22, 2011

Democracy in Refuge: A Tibet without the Dalai Lama

The Indian leadership has been able to earn a lot of goodwill by sheltering the Dalai Lama and his people, but after his life, the 90,000-strong community will become a political and economic burden.

Democracy summit: How India should approach
Dec 09, 2021

Democracy summit: How India should approach

Despite several democracy watchdogs calling India as a backsliding democracy, the vibrant democratic practices conducted in India would say otherwise

Democracy vs Politicisation: Questions during crises
Mar 16, 2019

Democracy vs Politicisation: Questions during crises

Questioning the choices made by the government in terms of its response to the Pulwama terror strike is not 'questioning the forces' and thus unpatriotic

Democracy will prevail in the Arab World, says Tunisian leader
Jul 04, 2015

Democracy will prevail in the Arab World, says Tunisian leader

One of Tunisia's leading politicians, Sheikh Rashid al-Ghannouchi, says the Middle East is not in crisis, but rather at a "crossroads." The Middle East can indeed achieve stability and peace through a process of democratic reconciliation and consensus. But the road will be long and involve building institutions, healing old wounds and forging compromises.

Democracy: Debugging in process
May 21, 2021

Democracy: Debugging in process

It is important to harness informed technology so that we protect against and mitigate the very risks that are likely to play spoilsport in our attemp

Democracy: US needs a rethink
Apr 20, 2023

Democracy: US needs a rethink

Democracies have not always been true to the ideals they promote and it is precisely because of their ambitions that such ideals have taken a backseat

#Democracy Summit के बाद – चीन में ‘लोकतंत्र’ को लेकर बहस…!
Jul 29, 2023

#Democracy Summit के बाद – चीन में ‘लोकतंत्र’ को लेकर बहस…!

लोकतंत्र के एक मॉडल के रूप में "चीनी लोकतंत्र" को हाल ही मे�

#Democracy Summit के बाद – चीन में ‘लोकतंत्र’ को लेकर बहस…!
Jan 05, 2022

#Democracy Summit के बाद – चीन में ‘लोकतंत्र’ को लेकर बहस…!

लोकतंत्र के एक मॉडल के रूप में "चीनी लोकतंत्र" को हाल ही मे�

'Disaffection', criminal acts & democracy
Nov 29, 2011

'Disaffection', criminal acts & democracy

The attack on Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar at a function in New Delhi, where a kirpan-wielding individual popped up to hit him, should be viewed not as a stand-alone case.

2024: The year that changed democracy?
Dec 16, 2023

2024: The year that changed democracy?

The Indian general election will go beyond reaffirming the power of democracy; it could make 2024 the year that took democracy home to the people of t

A step back from democracy
Aug 07, 2010

A step back from democracy

The speculation regarding General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's possible extension came to an end last week. Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani in a rather dramatic fashion announced a full term extension for General Kayani on national television.

A stress test for American democracy
Jan 21, 2021

A stress test for American democracy

The legacy of Trumpism must be undone if US democracy has to successfully graduate from its stress test.

After Duterte: Key questions on democracy and China policy
Oct 13, 2021

After Duterte: Key questions on democracy and China policy

As the candidates of the 2022 Philippine presidential elections launch their campaigns, questions regarding democracy in the country and its sovereign

Bangladesh elections: Sheikh Hasina wins a brute majority and loses some democracy
Jan 07, 2019

Bangladesh elections: Sheikh Hasina wins a brute majority and loses some democracy

Its 11th General Elections have in fact left Bangladesh poorer in terms of its democratic processes, diversity and freedoms.

Bangladesh still struggling to establish fully functional democracy
Nov 12, 2014

Bangladesh still struggling to establish fully functional democracy

Bangladesh's journey of democracy did not have a healthy start and it is still struggling with establishing a fully functioning democracy as is seen by the presence of confrontational politics and the dysfunctional parliament, according to former Bangladesh Major General Muniruzzaman.

Between Democracy and Dictators: South Asia’s response to the Pakistani crisis
May 22, 2023

Between Democracy and Dictators: South Asia’s response to the Pakistani crisis

The public in South Asian countries have reacted variedly to the developments taking place in Pakistan

Bhutan’s 20-year economic development and transition to democracy: An assessment of India’s role
May 24, 2023

Bhutan’s 20-year economic development and transition to democracy: An assessment of India’s role

Neighbours India and Bhutan have shared five decades of friendly ties. Using as a backdrop Bhutan’s transition from a monarchy to democracy beginning in 1998, this brief makes an assessment of India’s role in Bhutan’s economic development in the past 20 years.  It looks at India’s contribution to Bhutan in terms of trade, hydropower enrichment, and development cooperation. The brief argues that India and Bhutan’s relations have endured

Big Tech: The phony knight of democracy
Feb 18, 2022

Big Tech: The phony knight of democracy

The titans of tech evade regulations on the ground of free speech as they rake in profit from misinformation in host countries, while complying to sim

Can Europe revive its flailing democracy?
Jul 05, 2024

Can Europe revive its flailing democracy?

It is not a question of Left or Right—the problem in Europe runs deeper.

Can the P20 infuse democracy into a less democratic global architecture
Nov 06, 2023

Can the P20 infuse democracy into a less democratic global architecture

Since P20-type parliamentary diplomacy has seen acceptance, slight organisational changes can place the P20 on track for being an exemplar multilatera

China, India, and COVID-19: How the pandemic strengthens democracy
Dec 30, 2022

China, India, and COVID-19: How the pandemic strengthens democracy

As China witnesses a resurgence of COVID cases, the question that arises is whether China’s authoritarian system is jeopardising its struggle agains

China’s attempt to redefine democracy
Dec 27, 2021

China’s attempt to redefine democracy

Both internal and external challenges have propelled China to adopt measures to ensure the economic and social growth of the Chinese society, and in t

Coup is a setback to Myanmar’s unique experiment with democracy
Feb 03, 2021

Coup is a setback to Myanmar’s unique experiment with democracy

Given India’s position in the region and its history of supporting democratic traditions, Delhi is likely to exert pressure for the restoration of democracy.

Decentralisation @75: How the third-tier institutions have deepened India’s Democracy?
Aug 15, 2022

Decentralisation @75: How the third-tier institutions have deepened India’s Democracy?

Despite many structural shortfalls, the 73rd and the 74th Amendments were able to create critical democratic space for these underrepresented groups s