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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.

In the Netherlands, story of the far-Right in Europe
Nov 29, 2023

In the Netherlands, story of the far-Right in Europe

The political landscape of Europe is steadily changing, and the sheen of Right-wing populism seems here to stay.

Increasing unemployment a major challenge
Nov 29, 2018

Increasing unemployment a major challenge

The reasons for the rise in unemployment are many.

India and the historic nomination of Kamala Harris
Aug 22, 2020

India and the historic nomination of Kamala Harris

While Indian-Americans are delighted, many of them nevertheless see candidates through the lens of their attitude towards India

India Assembly polls: A test for national parties
Jan 20, 2012

India Assembly polls: A test for national parties

State elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa, scheduled from January end to March 3, with results becoming public on March 6, are some kind of mini general elections.

India must pursue a politically neutral trade deal with the US
Feb 20, 2020

India must pursue a politically neutral trade deal with the US

In exploring a limited deal to dampen trade tensions, India must refrain from handing Trump a political endorsement ahead of the 2020 presidential ele

India's challenges lies in handling spillovers of Trump policies elsewhere
Nov 09, 2016

India's challenges lies in handling spillovers of Trump policies elsewhere

What President Trump means for India has already been dissected to the point where adding anything new becomes impossible.

India, stability, and ‘new world order’ - Global security from New Delhi’s vantage
Mar 19, 2024

India, stability, and ‘new world order’ - Global security from New Delhi’s vantage

India has embarked on a large-scale infrastructure development program, ranging from highways to airports, a critical government-led push to provide the economy a strong base to build upon.

India, Trump and the future matrix
Nov 14, 2016

India, Trump and the future matrix

With Trump elected as President of the US, the waning economic order — WTO — is even more under threat and now resembles like the League of Nations of pre-war era.

India-Maldives defence cooperation: Partnership and partisanship
May 18, 2023

India-Maldives defence cooperation: Partnership and partisanship

As Maldives heads to Presidential elections this year, the fate of the defence cooperation will depend on India’s and the Maldives’ capability to

India-UK ties amid British political flux
Jul 03, 2024

India-UK ties amid British political flux

India’s ties with the UK are at an interesting crossroads. Regardless of the direction taken, relations seem poised to move in an upward trajectory

India-US cooperation in SA: Beyond what meets the eye
May 06, 2024

India-US cooperation in SA: Beyond what meets the eye

India, the world’s largest democracy, and the United States (US), the world’s oldest democracy, are heading to elections this year. The elections come when both democracies are increasing their cooperation in South Asia (SA) to maintain a ‘free and open’ Indo-Pacific and push back against an assertive and aggressive China.

India-US homeland security cooperation in the time of Modi and Trump
Aug 29, 2017

India-US homeland security cooperation in the time of Modi and Trump

Bilateral ties between India and the United States have strengthened remarkably in recent years and nowhere has cooperation been greater than in the area of security. Despite certain divergences, both countries realise that there is a need for cooperation in combating terrorism to keep their homelands safe from extremist threats. Ever since the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May 2014, India has invested political capital in improving

India: Countdown begins for next Lok Sabha polls
Dec 21, 2012

India: Countdown begins for next Lok Sabha polls

A victory by almost retaining its 2007 tally of 117 seats in Gujarat and a defeat in Himachal Pradesh for the BJP has not only set the tone for the next Lok Sabha elections but has also created a new set of problems and challenges for the two national parties in particular and for the entire political class otherwise.

India: Republic is 65 years young - or, old?
Jan 31, 2014

India: Republic is 65 years young - or, old?

In next four months, there is going to be a new government in New Delhi. The upcoming general elections are likely to be one of the most bitter and hard-fought battles in country's over six decades of Independence.

Indian politics has decoupled winnings from victories
May 17, 2018

Indian politics has decoupled winnings from victories

The bigger question the Karnataka verdict poses to us is: in the emerging disruptive trend of India’s democracy does voter choice matter at all?

India’s dilemma in Maldives
Feb 13, 2018

India’s dilemma in Maldives

Maldivian President Yameen Abdullah Gayoom’s rejection of the Supreme Court’s decision to release the jailed opposition leaders to ensure a free and fair presidential elections later this year has brought to head the country’s brewing estrangement with its traditional ally, India. India faces a dilemma: How must it deal with the situation in Maldives? This report examines India’s options in the context of China’s expanding power in the

India’s outreach to Myanmar
Oct 28, 2020

India’s outreach to Myanmar

The recent announcement of initiatives establishes India’s presence in sectors where it ought to be more pronounced

India’s polls and Pakistan
May 13, 2019

India’s polls and Pakistan

If Modi is re-elected, then Pakistan will have a lot to worry about.

India’s tryst with 2019
Jan 02, 2019

India’s tryst with 2019

From elections in India to Trump running the Presidential show on his terms, to Brexit — here is a wrap of what to look forward to in 2019.

India’s tryst with destiny may never come
Apr 11, 2019

India’s tryst with destiny may never come

As voting begins, the world’s biggest democracy should realize that its rise isn’t inevitable and will require greater courage from its next government.

Indifference to price rise can irk voters in Tamil Nadu
Jul 15, 2010

Indifference to price rise can irk voters in Tamil Nadu

Given the existing alliance pattern involving the ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu and its partnership in the Congress-led UPA coalition at the Centre, people's perception of issues like price rise could become a double-jeopardy for the alliance in any election.

Indonesia - Change of guards
Oct 28, 2004

Indonesia - Change of guards

Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the fifty- five year old former Army General and the leader of the Partai Democrat (PD, Democratic Party) emerged as winner in the first-ever direct Presidential election held in Indonesia ( Revised election law of March 2003

Inside an Elusive Mind  Prabhakaran: Some Comments
Mar 08, 2004

Inside an Elusive Mind Prabhakaran: Some Comments

Sri Lanka has remained a fractured country for the major portion of its existence due to the ethnic divide between the majority Sinhalese and the minority Tamils. Today, it is again at the crossroads as it awaits the results of the snap general elections, due on April 2, 2004, following the dissolution of Parliament on February 7, 2004 in the wake of seemingly irreconcilable differences between President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Prime Minister R

Iran and Pakistan open a new frontier of conflict
Jan 19, 2024

Iran and Pakistan open a new frontier of conflict

Both Iran and Pakistan have their hands full with regional conflicts. Neither would want to escalate it beyond a point as their resources are already

Iran at the Crossroads
Oct 28, 2004

Iran at the Crossroads

Iranians are political creatures, love to politic, enjoy its uncertainties, and delight in manipulating it. These traits are in evidence as the stage is being set for a presidential election in May 2005 when Mohammad Khatami's second term of office comes to an end. The Iranian Constitution prohibits more than two successive terms.

Iran President-elect hints at foreign policy shift
Jun 25, 2013

Iran President-elect hints at foreign policy shift

After garnering more than 50 percent of the votes, Centrist candidate Hassan Rohani won the presidential election in Iran, receiving 18,613,329 out of 36,740,156 votes.

Iranian Presidential Dark Horse
Jun 20, 2005

Iranian Presidential Dark Horse

The unexpected good showing of the conservative Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the former Mayor of Tehran, in the first round of the Iranian Presidental elections held on June 17, 2005, and his emergence in the No.2 position with 19.5 per cent of the valid votes polled as against 21 per cent for the favourite Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani throws open the possibility that in the second

Is a new political legacy emerging in Indonesia after the win of Jokowi-backed General Prabowo Subianto?
Mar 12, 2024

Is a new political legacy emerging in Indonesia after the win of Jokowi-backed General Prabowo Subianto?

It is highly probable that the newly elected President of Indonesia will maintain former President Jokowi’s legacy

Is BJP victory in Gujarat resounding?
Dec 21, 2017

Is BJP victory in Gujarat resounding?

Gujarat has provided a psychological victory for the Congress, while it is a moral defeat for the BJP though it has been able to form the government.

Is Pakistan moving towards a more stable three party system?
Aug 14, 2018

Is Pakistan moving towards a more stable three party system?

People have thought in the past that a three-party system can achieve maximum stability in Pakistan. Observers will be keen to look at how the Pakistani military will be factored into the new dynamic.

Is the holistic development of mountains still veiled in the mist for Indian political parties?
May 08, 2019

Is the holistic development of mountains still veiled in the mist for Indian political parties?

Inclusion of environmental issues in manifestos has been a trend since the last general election. This time, there are even specific mentions of the N

Israel Swerves Right
Apr 07, 2015

Israel Swerves Right

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu created history, defying pre-poll predictions, by leading his right-wing Likud Party to victory in the recently concluded national elections in Israel. The stunning result gave Netanyahu's Likud party 30 seats in the 120 seat Israeli Parliament, the Knesset.

Issues that worry Madhya Pradesh voters
Nov 23, 2018

Issues that worry Madhya Pradesh voters

Both the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress in Madhya Pradesh are battling on development plank, offering slew of populist measures for the St

It's advantage MDP in Maldives now
Feb 25, 2011

It's advantage MDP in Maldives now

With the first-ever local council elections concluding without incidents, Maldives has completed the first phase of multi-party democracy introduced with the presidential polls of October-November 2011.

It’s time to dismantle the ecosystem of radicalisation: Srinagar must not shy away
Jun 11, 2019

It’s time to dismantle the ecosystem of radicalisation: Srinagar must not shy away

The BJP-led government will have to walk the tightrope and act on its election manifesto — Sankalp Patra — which explains its long-term strategy f

I’ll be back! Interim Budget 2024 and its message
Feb 01, 2024

I’ll be back! Interim Budget 2024 and its message

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Interim Budget 2024 presents good macroeconomic numbers—and a strong political message of winning Elections

Jammu and Kashmir: On the Cusp of Change, But Challenges Remain
Jun 17, 2022

Jammu and Kashmir: On the Cusp of Change, But Challenges Remain

The recent killings of minorities, migrant workers, and local police officers in the Kashmir Valley have led to an impression that the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is once again becoming uncontrollable. On ground, however, the situation is said to be firmly under the control of the Indian State. This does not mean that terrorism has been eliminated; small terrorist groups continue to operate and attack soft targets, heightening the sen

Kerry, Bush and bin Laden
Oct 26, 2004

Kerry, Bush and bin Laden

In his election campaign, Senator John Kerry, the Democratic candidate, has been blaming President George Bush for the failure to capture or kill Osama bin Laden during the battle at Tora Bora in Afghanistan towards the end of 2001.

Khaleda Zia’s party staring at leadership crisis after verdict against son Tarique
Oct 15, 2018

Khaleda Zia’s party staring at leadership crisis after verdict against son Tarique

BNP is likely to fight parliamentary election in Bangladesh without the kin of Ziaur Rahman leading the campaign.

Kyrgyzstan embarks on a precarious course
Jan 19, 2021

Kyrgyzstan embarks on a precarious course

The decisive result of the presidential election — and referendum on 10 January — has provided a temporary relief to the people, businesses, and s

Labour’s tightrope on the Israel-Hamas war
Nov 30, 2023

Labour’s tightrope on the Israel-Hamas war

Starmer’s stance on the Israel-Hamas war is posing a serious threat to his leadership and electoral prospects

Learning from the old, preparing for the new: Designing an institutional architecture for India’s development partnerships
Mar 24, 2017

Learning from the old, preparing for the new: Designing an institutional architecture for India’s development partnerships

India’s increasing economic and political clout has prompted a spurt in the volume and complexity of its overseas development assistance. Looking ahead, the largest incremental capital for global development and infrastructure beyond what exists today will also come from India as the value of its economy grows from $2 trillion to roughly $7 trillion by 2030. However, the DPA – India’s development cooperation agency – is yet to assume an a

Legitimising a two-party system?
Oct 31, 2011

Legitimising a two-party system?

The Election Commission's proposal for fixing eight per cent vote-share in Lok Sabha polls as the lower-limit for conferring the status of 'National Parties' is fraught with consequences that go beyond the constitutional mandate.

Liberia’s presidential runoff: A test for its fragile democracy
Nov 22, 2023

Liberia’s presidential runoff: A test for its fragile democracy

The recent peaceful election in Liberia offers a glimmer of optimism for the continent otherwise shaken by coups