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Congress promise of monthly income to poor: A game changer or a recipe for economic disaster?
Mar 29, 2019

Congress promise of monthly income to poor: A game changer or a recipe for economic disaster?

The Indian National Congress's promise of guaranteed minimum income (NYAY) has shifted the narrative surrounding the general elections back to economi

Congress’ magician in Rajasthan — Ashok Gehlot
Nov 01, 2018

Congress’ magician in Rajasthan — Ashok Gehlot

There is no dearth of Congressmen who think that if the Congress scores a narrow-margin victory in Rajasthan, Gehlot would be Rahul’s first preferen

Consensus President need of the hour
Apr 27, 2007

Consensus President need of the hour

The discussion on "Forthcoming Presidential Election" in India saw crucial issues impacting the election of the next Indian President being analysed and debated

Cool Syria to focus on Afghanistan in Chicago
Apr 16, 2012

Cool Syria to focus on Afghanistan in Chicago

It is President Barak Obama's political requirement to have a calm Middle East so that he can keep a steady gaze on Afghanistan, the country on which the NATO Summit in Chicago must focus in May in ways that it is useful for his re election in November.

COVID19 delays and Bernie Sanders’ belated exit riddle Joe Biden’s campaign
Apr 09, 2020

COVID19 delays and Bernie Sanders’ belated exit riddle Joe Biden’s campaign

Challenges mount for Joe Biden as the Democratic National Convention gets postponed due to the COVID19 pandemic and Trump sowed discord amongst Democr

Crossing currents: India-China contention and the Teesta conundrum in Bangladesh
Mar 16, 2024

Crossing currents: India-China contention and the Teesta conundrum in Bangladesh

The Teesta issue poses unique challenges to both India and Bangladesh. The growing involvement of China adds a geopolitical dimension to this problem

Crossing the federal line
Dec 14, 2016

Crossing the federal line

PM Modi's recent comment on a debate on simultaneous elections to Parliament and state assemblies cannot only be called as a casual off-the cuff comment

Dalit politics at crossroads?
Jul 11, 2017

Dalit politics at crossroads?

Results of the 2014 general election and the subsequent Assembly elections clearly established that Dalit politics is undergoing a change.

Darwinian world order: 2008 was different — there was global cooperation and no blame game about subprime origins
Apr 25, 2020

Darwinian world order: 2008 was different — there was global cooperation and no blame game about subprime origins

Given their own shoddy handling of the COVID-19 outbreak, Trump and the Republicans believe they must demonise China to win the November elections.

Dealing with President Donald Trump
Nov 10, 2016

Dealing with President Donald Trump

With the shock of the US election result wearing off, the reality of having to figure out how to deal with new President Donald Trump becomes imperati

Decoding Trump: How far does US actually carry NATO in the Baltics?
Aug 17, 2016

Decoding Trump: How far does US actually carry NATO in the Baltics?

A Donald Trump presidency could change the status quo of American participation in the NATO if his campaign statements are to be believed.

Degrees of irresponsibility
Jan 09, 2014

Degrees of irresponsibility

With the Delhi Durbar at its weakest in decades and the national parties in a funk, India's ability to deal with externally induced challenges in the run-up to the elections and after is being undermined by an irresponsible domestic discourse.

Delhi poll: Major parties playing around "competitive populism"?
Feb 05, 2015

Delhi poll: Major parties playing around "competitive populism"?

Campaign trends in Delhi elections indicate that parties are playing around the issues having popular appeal rather than the hard core issues of governance, statehood or even air pollution. In varying degrees, populist ideas such as free houses, free water and free electricity remain the core poll promises for all political parties.

Delhi polls resurrect political realignment?
Feb 13, 2015

Delhi polls resurrect political realignment?

The shockingly stunning victory of the two-year-old Aam Admi Party (AAP) in the assembly election in the national capital this week is expected to impact the national politics in a significant manner as it is bound to trigger the process of political realignment across the country.

Delhi polls: BJP, Take five!
Feb 06, 2015

Delhi polls: BJP, Take five!

Charismatic, centralised leadership, like Mr Modi's today and Indira Gandhi's earlier, whilst have a huge advantage in national elections, cannot single-handedly carry a local election. Delhi is likely to make this point to leaders yet again.

Delhi: A vote for PM's vision of development
Apr 27, 2017

Delhi: A vote for PM's vision of development

Can things change even before 2020, if Arvind Kejriwal resigns, admitting he has lost the mandate to rule?

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 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

Democratic candidates' surprisingly low focus on foreign policy
Jul 02, 2015

Democratic candidates' surprisingly low focus on foreign policy

Though foreign policy is going to be an important issue in the US Presidential elections next year, the Democrat candidates for the party's nomination have surprisingly devoted little time to this aspect so far. However, as the campaign progresses and the less serious candidates drop out of the race, the issue is likely to gain greater attention.

Demonetisation as catalyst
Dec 12, 2016

Demonetisation as catalyst

With two years to go for the next Lok Sabha election, PM Modi's opponents were beginning to make their moves. Demonetisation was only a catalyst.

Did surgical strikes really deter Pakistan?
Jun 29, 2018

Did surgical strikes really deter Pakistan?

The relatively small tactical operation did not meet its military objective but generated spectacular political theatre. The release of the videos in the run up to the elections is further evidence of the true nature of the exercise.

Did urban issues resonate in the 2019 polls?
May 20, 2019

Did urban issues resonate in the 2019 polls?

What is missing in most manifestos is a coherent and comprehensive vision backed by a workable strategy to address the challenges that India’s growi

Did we achieve anything by PM not being in Colombo?
Dec 06, 2013

Did we achieve anything by PM not being in Colombo?

Elections will not be won or lost because of events in Sri Lanka, but Sri Lanka could be lost because of our electoral politics. Our PM's absence in Colombo at this juncture is akin to a public snub to Sri Lanka and the vacuum that we create and show little intention or urgency to fill, can only be filled by one country - China.

Disarming a Political Time Bomb
Apr 09, 2019

Disarming a Political Time Bomb

The existing NOTA option is just symbolic because even if the majority of voters in a constituency detest the candidates, one of them will still be elected.

Disruption and disorder will define East Asia in 2024
Feb 01, 2024

Disruption and disorder will define East Asia in 2024

As the US’s global leadership in upholding the rules-based order will be stretched, regional actors will have to rise to the occasion and maintain o

Divided Diet back to haunt Japanese PM
Jul 16, 2010

Divided Diet back to haunt Japanese PM

Following the defeat of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) in the House of Councillors' election, Prime Minister Naoto Kan's position has become much weaker and looks very much similar to that of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2007.

Dividing to conquer
Apr 17, 2019

Dividing to conquer

Hitting at the neutrality of armed forces will do more damage than good

Do 'jobs' even matter in politics?
May 22, 2019

Do 'jobs' even matter in politics?

Some conventional wisdom about how economic outcomes affect politics will be tested on May 23.

Do parties care to make Delhi a 'liveable' global city?
Feb 06, 2015

Do parties care to make Delhi a 'liveable' global city?

The promises made by key parties in the Delhi elections are in conformity with the national trend of offering populist schemes. One thought political parties of this 'enlightened' metropolis, that was turned to an epicentre of the nation-wide anti-corruption stir and gave rise to political newbie AAP, would beat this trend and offer something better.

Does the War on Terror Strengthen the Idea of Pakhtoonistan?
Mar 15, 2008

Does the War on Terror Strengthen the Idea of Pakhtoonistan?

On the eve of the February 18 elections, no two people in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi were agreed on the certainty of elections taking place. Elections cannot take place, it was argued then, because the establishment will not risk an open-ended process which might produce inconvenient results. In the Pakistani context, the establishment has always meant the Army, the bureaucracy, big landlords and the United States.

Dogfight over the MMRCA
May 07, 2011

Dogfight over the MMRCA

If the selection for MMRCA so far has shown emphases on technicalities, the final selection should primarily be based on more concrete benefits that either company offers. The final MMRCA award would also reflect the abilities of the MoD in processing such complex contracts in the future.

Don't despair, liberals: Fight
Nov 10, 2016

Don't despair, liberals: Fight

Welcome, American liberals. Welcome to the special torment of discovering that you do not know your country.

Donald Trump's decision to cancel 'secret' talks with the Taliban
Sep 09, 2019

Donald Trump's decision to cancel 'secret' talks with the Taliban

Trump's move is likely to be temporary, as he is keen to show that he has upheld his election commitments.

Donald Trump's generals: Why 9/11 will shape what follows 11/9
Nov 30, 2016

Donald Trump's generals: Why 9/11 will shape what follows 11/9

The President-elect Donald Trump has already confirmed that Lieutenant General Michael Flynn will serve as the next National Security Advisor

EC undermined due to weak institutions
May 14, 2019

EC undermined due to weak institutions

The EC is a child of political happenstance and jugaad, not thoughtful institutional strategy.

Egyptian judiciary will ensure the constitution protects all
Sep 17, 2012

Egyptian judiciary will ensure the constitution protects all

Recognising the critical nature of the situation in Egypt, and the role that a successful free and fair elections will have as a stabilizing factor in the establishment of a 'new' Egypt, Observer Research Foundation invited Justice Hatem Bagato,

Electoral demographic flaws may weaken realisation of SDGs in India
May 14, 2019

Electoral demographic flaws may weaken realisation of SDGs in India

If we want our federal governance structure to promote the SDGs, we must focus on the scale of geographical area of constituencies rather than only th

Electoral reforms: And the colour of money
Mar 11, 2011

Electoral reforms: And the colour of money

At the heart of the debate on electoral reforms lies the vexed issue of campaign finance reform. There are four fundamental questions that need to be answered to understand this conundrum. A related but standalone issue is that of state funding of elections.

Electronic-voting: 'Paper-trail' can do more harm than good
Jul 18, 2013

Electronic-voting: 'Paper-trail' can do more harm than good

Election Commission's reported decision to implant a 'verification mechanism' in the electronic-voting machines to be deployed in the four-State Assembly polls could have anything but the intended consequences.

Emerging electoral dynamics after Pulwama tragedy
Mar 05, 2019

Emerging electoral dynamics after Pulwama tragedy

The Pulwama tragedy has set in an electoral dynamic that is sure to affect the outcome of the general elections that are due to be held in April-May t