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Emmanuel Macron is new French President: Merci France – says Europe
May 10, 2017

Emmanuel Macron is new French President: Merci France – says Europe

A political neophyte who has never held any elected office before, Emmanuel Macron at 39 years is the youngest President in French history.

Emotions and Vote Choice: Perspectives from the US and India
Mar 02, 2021

Emotions and Vote Choice: Perspectives from the US and India

While the idea that emotional appeal is central to political persuasion may serve common intuition, the dynamics underscoring how and why this is so, remain underexplored. This primer collates insights from neuroscience and political psychology to show why emotions are essential to vote choice. It explores the effects of emotional appeals on voter perceptions using examples from campaign advertisements in US elections. The analysis finds that pol

Erdoğan retains power in Türkiye
May 30, 2023

Erdoğan retains power in Türkiye

The final attempt to win the presidential elections by using a concoction of nationalism and religion helped Erdoğan snatch victory from Kemal Kiliç

Erdogan's comeback: Prospects of closer India-Türkiye ties
Jun 07, 2023

Erdogan's comeback: Prospects of closer India-Türkiye ties

With the rise of India on the global stage, it’s in the interest of Delhi and Ankara to expand economic engagement.

Ethics of emerging technologies on the battlefield
Jul 12, 2023

Ethics of emerging technologies on the battlefield

By integrating diverse perspectives and expertise, it is possible to foster responsible development and deployment of AI in warfare

Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed’s landslide victory in a fractious polity
Jul 14, 2021

Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed’s landslide victory in a fractious polity

The challenge of keeping all the regions within a federal framework by balancing opposing forces with recurrent demands for autonomy within the federa

EU-US समिट: भू-राजनीतीपेक्षाही व्यापार अधिक गोंधळलेला
Nov 03, 2023

EU-US समिट: भू-राजनीतीपेक्षाही व्यापार अधिक गोंधळलेला

EU आणि यूएस या दोन्ही देशांमध्ये आगामी वर्षात म्हणजे 2024 मध�

Europe’s geopolitical shift: Its thaw with Russia holds out hope for a world not dominated by US and China
Sep 17, 2019

Europe’s geopolitical shift: Its thaw with Russia holds out hope for a world not dominated by US and China

The shift began with the election of Trump who refused to go by conventional thinking on Russia.

Examining Manila's Contemporary West Philippine Sea Strategy
May 23, 2024

Examining Manila's Contemporary West Philippine Sea Strategy

As China pursues its expansionist ambitions in the greater South China Sea, Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is working to enhance his country’s ability to exercise its sovereignty and sovereign rights. Towards this end, Manila is expanding its strategic options through robust external partnerships and national policy recalibrations to secure its lawful waters in what it calls the West Philippine Sea. There are concerns, however, abou

Exports and e-commerce in India
Oct 24, 2017

Exports and e-commerce in India

This paper attempts to make a contribution in the context of the recent push in making India an e-empowered economy for promoting exports. The study stems from the premise that exports respond significantly to the costs associated with breaking into foreign markets and sustaining in those markets, whereas e-commerce offers a ready platform to minimise such costs. The empirical exercise focuses on export decision and export intensity, after adjust

Federal Front: Prospects and challenges
Dec 29, 2018

Federal Front: Prospects and challenges

Undoubtedly, there is both scope as well as a need for a third front. However, there are many inherent contradictions for such a front to succeed.

Five reasons why BJP lost Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh
Dec 21, 2018

Five reasons why BJP lost Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh

All these issues will be in play in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, which explains whether this was a preview of the general elections.

Foreign policy issues to dominate GOP primaries
Jun 11, 2015

Foreign policy issues to dominate GOP primaries

As the US Presidential elections unfold, Republican candidates would be thoroughly tested on their merit of thinking creatively on issue-based solutions to global challenges and exploring facets of diplomacy and non-military aspects of foreign policies in contrast to the focus on military interventionism and a hawkish vision of American policies abroad.

GDP growth impacts voter behaviour
Dec 06, 2013

GDP growth impacts voter behaviour

The GDP growth does not mean much to the average voter. But prices do that matter as inflation cut into the budget for healthcare and education for children. Thus what will ultimately decide the outcome of the elections will be inflation and the government's inability to control it.

Germany: A wise verdict
Sep 26, 2017

Germany: A wise verdict

The ostrich policy of Merkel’s grand old coalition has reached a dead end. Even without the AfD, the government will have to address uncomfortable q

God, guns, and the ballot box: The decline of religio-political parties in Pakistan
Jul 01, 2024

God, guns, and the ballot box: The decline of religio-political parties in Pakistan

Religio-political parties in Pakistan's recent general elections increased their presence and attempted to shed their conservative image, but this did

Greek crisis: The geopolitical twist to Eurozone's troubles
Feb 23, 2015

Greek crisis: The geopolitical twist to Eurozone's troubles

Did Russia's quick response of offering the new Greek prime minister with financial aid to sail through the financial crisis help him bargain the new time line for debt rescheduling? Yes or not, the victory of the 'Left' PM in the Greek general elections has given a geo-political twist to Eurozone's troubles.

Guided Democracy, by Whom?
May 02, 2004

Guided Democracy, by Whom?

If it is any yardstick for a vibrant democracy, India today has six former Prime Ministers around. Only two of them, namely, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and P V Narasimha Rao completed a full term, and thus became mascots of political stability in their time. Yet, subsequent elections proved that stability was not the only concern of the Indian voter. To him, political stability is a vehicle for his deliverance and in ways he understands.

Guiding democracy through Covid19: Poland shows us what not to do
May 07, 2020

Guiding democracy through Covid19: Poland shows us what not to do

Free elections are the backbone of a democracy. But to preserve democracy during a crisis such as this, we may need to cancel, postpone or rethink the

Gujarat: Economically upfront, but far behind in health
Dec 06, 2017

Gujarat: Economically upfront, but far behind in health

The impact of high economic growth on health and nutrition outcomes in Gujarat has been mixed.

Hamas attack snarls up US choices in West Asia
Oct 11, 2023

Hamas attack snarls up US choices in West Asia

The Hamas attack may impose new security and political realities on the region and pose challenges in an election year for Biden

Hanging in the balance: Maldives Presidential race & big-ticket infrastructure
Mar 07, 2023

Hanging in the balance: Maldives Presidential race & big-ticket infrastructure

The volatile politics in Male at this crucial juncture can change the course of the Presidential race and the future of big-ticket infrastructure in t

Healthcare in Meghalaya: An uphill battle
Feb 27, 2018

Healthcare in Meghalaya: An uphill battle

It is an opportune time to assess and take stock of the progress as well as the roadblocks confronted by the public healthcare sector. The challenge f

Hidden failures and a malnourished south: Health and nutrition in Chhattisgarh
Nov 12, 2018

Hidden failures and a malnourished south: Health and nutrition in Chhattisgarh

While the Health Index 2018 accords a favourable position to Chhattisgarh in terms of annual incremental performance, the state ranks 12th in terms of

Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?
Nov 02, 2016

Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?

The three debates between Clinton and Trump are over and countdown to the big day has started. It has become a much tighter race than it was a week ago

Himalayan upgrade
Nov 22, 2017

Himalayan upgrade

The elections in Nepal will complete the democratic transition. India must play an enabling role

How 'Delhi model' facilitated AAP's historic Punjab sweep
Mar 16, 2022

How 'Delhi model' facilitated AAP's historic Punjab sweep

The AAP’s historic victory in a state with no reliable voting base and a weak and invisible party organisation is a fairy tale story almost similar to what the newbie party achieved in the Delhi elections in 2015.

How an India-Japan alliance can help counter Chinese dominance
Feb 12, 2018

How an India-Japan alliance can help counter Chinese dominance

Japan is now being pushed to a leadership role in Asia following the election of Donald Trump as US President

How Donald trumped Hillary
Nov 11, 2016

How Donald trumped Hillary

The confidence of pollsters misled the world in anticipating Hillary to consider her win as a foregone conclusion and did not anticipate the Donald wi

How electoral bonds distort India’s democracy
Mar 28, 2019

How electoral bonds distort India’s democracy

The early trends on electoral bonds suggest that the new channel would greatly undermine India’s electoral democracy by inviting unbridled corporate

How Important was Abu Azzam?
Sep 30, 2005

How Important was Abu Azzam?

Before the elections in the beginning of this year, the authorities of the Iraqi Government had announced warrants for the arrest of 29 Iraqis and foreigners, who, according to them, are either former members of the Saddam Hussein Government or part of the Abu Mus¿ab al-Zarqawi terrorist network of the Al Qaeda.

How Obama shifted the discourse
May 14, 2014

How Obama shifted the discourse

In the US, the party primaries to elect the candidates for the November election have begun. It is clear from the primaries that the Republican party is seeking to return to the middle ground from the excesses of the past when it was held hostage by the right-wing Tea Party.

How the Pak ‘deep state’ wants to cut Nawaz Sharif down to size
Apr 11, 2018

How the Pak ‘deep state’ wants to cut Nawaz Sharif down to size

The media has been working overtime to sow divisions in Sharif’s party and family.

How to shape a welfarist agenda that ensures long-term, inclusive growth?
Apr 18, 2019

How to shape a welfarist agenda that ensures long-term, inclusive growth?

Competitive welfarism is a consequence of India's failure to deliver inclusive growth. Can it be shaped so future growth is assured?

Hybrid Pakistan
Mar 19, 2024

Hybrid Pakistan

India will be in no hurry to do business with its new management. Onus of rapprochement lies with Pakistan.

Imran is in jail, but still not out of politics
Aug 06, 2023

Imran is in jail, but still not out of politics

Despite all the crackdown against Imran, he is arguably more popular today than ever 

Imran Khan has talked about fixing India-Pakistan ties. The first step should be a reality check
Jul 30, 2018

Imran Khan has talked about fixing India-Pakistan ties. The first step should be a reality check

There is no reason to believe that we will witness some change in Pakistan’s foreign policy.

Imran Khan's victory in Pakistan: An outcome foretold
Jul 30, 2018

Imran Khan's victory in Pakistan: An outcome foretold

How will India manage a Pakistan led by Imran Khan?

Imran’s new challenge: Captaining a new, complicated team
Aug 01, 2018

Imran’s new challenge: Captaining a new, complicated team

A new innings begins for former cricket captain and now PM designate Imran Khan, but this time on an uncertain wicket!

In Europe, the shifting sands of 2017
Apr 20, 2017

In Europe, the shifting sands of 2017

Elections across Europe will need to produce a new generation of leaders if its remapping is to be prevented.

In need of a fundamental overhaul
Dec 26, 2013

In need of a fundamental overhaul

Indians need to realise that the time has come for decision-making and thinking which is multi-year, though not in the Five Year Plan kind of a way. What is needed are steps that go beyond partisan approaches and election-cycles aimed at providing the desperately needed transformation of the way India manages its governmental system.

In Pakistan, eyes are now on new Indian government
Apr 18, 2014

In Pakistan, eyes are now on new Indian government

With the elections underway in India, eyes are now on the outcome of the polls, likely to be known by May 16. Wider belief is that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) may win the keenly fought elections.