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Pakistan: Budgeting for a bankrupt economy, broken polity
Jun 08, 2023

Pakistan: Budgeting for a bankrupt economy, broken polity

The budget will be passed under what are probably the most difficult and trying circumstances in Pakistan's history

Pakistan: Internal politics and harassment of Indian diplomats
Mar 19, 2018

Pakistan: Internal politics and harassment of Indian diplomats

Pakistan has alleged harassment of their mission's staff. Its reaction may have something to do with the internal domestic scene and the forthcoming elections.

Pakistan: People’s protests unnerves deep state
Jan 17, 2024

Pakistan: People’s protests unnerves deep state

With protests breaking out across Pakistan, it has become clear that the Pakistan Army’s power over the people is eroding

Pakistan: Persisting instability
Dec 19, 2023

Pakistan: Persisting instability

Going into 2024, Pakistan remains in the throes of a polycrisis, without a clear roadmap on how to navigate it

Pakistan: Post-poll challenges before the nation
Mar 08, 2013

Pakistan: Post-poll challenges before the nation

The rapidly-approaching March 16 deadline for the dissolution of the Government led by Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, ahead of scheduled May elections, is an occasion worthy of note and reflection for Pakistan.

Pakistan: The cost of poll violence
May 10, 2013

Pakistan: The cost of poll violence

Pakistan's first democratic transfer of power should have been a moment of hope and triumph. But, as it stands, widespread violence has marred the historic elections and all but halted the public campaigning by several prominent parties outside of Punjab.

Pakistan: The drama begins to unfold
Jan 12, 2012

Pakistan: The drama begins to unfold

In the ongoing power game in Pakistan, the US would secretly back the Army despite all the ill feeling in recent weeks while publicly supporting the civilian government. Probably the US would prefer that the PPP government be sacrificed in an early election, something the Army would appreciate.

Pakistan: The street vs the state
Jan 09, 2024

Pakistan: The street vs the state

Serious questions are being raised about the integrity and fairness of the upcoming elections as many believe that the results have already been decid

Pakistan’s economic challenges amidst political drama
Feb 10, 2024

Pakistan’s economic challenges amidst political drama

No matter the winner, Pakistan’s economy will make it difficult for the incoming government to meet election promises

Peace process in Nepal put on backburner
Oct 30, 2007

Peace process in Nepal put on backburner

The peace process in Nepal has been pushed to a corner and it has reached a very critical stage, after the postponement of the Constituent Assembly (CA) elections.

Peace process wears no clothes
Dec 29, 2005

Peace process wears no clothes

The demand for India¿s active engagement with the Sri Lankan peace process has been building up for the past couple of years following the gradual erosion in the credibility of Norway as an impartial ¿facilitator¿. With the election of President Mahinda Rajapakse, who is in New Delhi this week, this demand has gained momentum; more so because of the fast deterioration in Sri Lanka¿s internal peace.

PM Modi symbolises an aspirational India
Mar 16, 2015

PM Modi symbolises an aspirational India

Prime Minister Modi has come to symbolise an aspirational India who has been chosen as "an agent of change rather than continuity." Experts think it is unfair to judge him in such a short time. His success depends on whether the rhetoric of the elections would translate into governance.

PM tried his best
Oct 01, 2013

PM tried his best

Posturing for domestic audiences on Pakistan in election year is easy. But dealing with the challenges emanating from an increasingly unstable Pakistan will not be. And if we don't draw the right lessons from Manmohan Singh's failures, there will be no end to the tragedy of India's Pakistan policy.

PM's Masood Azhar ‘coup’ with China’s help: A political bargain?
May 03, 2019

PM's Masood Azhar ‘coup’ with China’s help: A political bargain?

The most important question that comes to mind after China has lifted its hold on Masood Azhar’s designation as a terrorist under UN rules is: Why now? Why plumb in the middle of the general elections?

Political  Iran
Jun 25, 2013

Political Iran

It is easy to be cynical about the elections in Iran to choose a new president. After all, the elected president does not dominate Iran's complex political system. That privilege belongs to the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. This does necessarily mean the current elections are inconsequential.

Political funding: How BJP and Congress compete for every piece of the pie
Apr 25, 2019

Political funding: How BJP and Congress compete for every piece of the pie

In 2018, the ruling party collected as much as 95% of the donations routed through the electoral bonds.

Political opposition in Russia in 2018: Composition, challenges and prospects
Aug 21, 2023

Political opposition in Russia in 2018: Composition, challenges and prospects

Russia recently witnessed the re-election of its long-serving president. A constitutionally mandated term limit suggests this would be Vladimir Putin’s last presidential term. As Russia enters a period of power transition, it is likely that a number of political actors will become relevant during this phase. This brief looks at the groups that form the opposition—those operating within the formal institutions and the major players outside it�

Political repercussions of Trump’s indictment
Jun 21, 2023

Political repercussions of Trump’s indictment

Would the recent indictment of Donald Trump impact his re-election prospects?

Politics in the garb of impeachment
Dec 19, 2019

Politics in the garb of impeachment

American society and polity remains as polarised as three years back when Trump was elected. If anything, the polarisation seems to have only increase

Politics of fear in US presidential campaigns
Oct 21, 2015

Politics of fear in US presidential campaigns

As the election season heats up in the US, the language of fear and name calling is rampant within parties and between parties. Instilling fears of the other candidate into the minds of voters, through campaign rhetoric and negative ads and distributed many times over by the power of new media technologies, has emerged an important feature of the campaigns.

Politics of Naxalite violence in Andhra Pradesh
Nov 24, 2000

Politics of Naxalite violence in Andhra Pradesh

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Nara Chandrababu Naidu, announced on November 14, 2003 that the forthcoming mid-term elections to the State Legislature would be fought on the issue of ¿crushing¿ the Naxalites. He declared in Hyderabad, in the presence of the national media, that Naxalite violence was hampering development and progress in the State.

Polls, politics, and foreign policy: Bangladesh in perspective
Jan 12, 2024

Polls, politics, and foreign policy: Bangladesh in perspective

The dynamics that have shaped the recent Bangladeshi election will leave an imprint on the country’s bilateral ties, in turn affecting its developme

Portends from Polls-2011: Performance and accountability
May 13, 2011

Portends from Polls-2011: Performance and accountability

With the decisive verdicts in these Assembly elections, and more Assembly elections slated in Uttar Pradesh and a host of others States before 2014 general elections, the voter has put Governments and leaders on notice, when it comes to performance and accountability.

Post-triumph, Modi faces grim realities
May 21, 2014

Post-triumph, Modi faces grim realities

The historic election verdict offers Narendra Modi an unprecedented opportunity. A truly transformative election that was fought on the issues of leadership, economy and governance has raised unprecedented hope and expectations among ordinary Indians. This is a verdict for change and Modi represents the face of that change.

Post-US midterms: Biden’s focus on fighting gridlock
Nov 29, 2022

Post-US midterms: Biden’s focus on fighting gridlock

The US midterms augur a political future riddled with roadblocks

Power Reforms: The U Turn
May 27, 2004

Power Reforms: The U Turn

The process of reforms in the power sector has undergone a full circle with the outcome of this general election and the people's verdict in at least two key reform oriented states, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, necessitating a rethink of the issue.

President Donald Trump and future of the Iran deal
Dec 07, 2016

President Donald Trump and future of the Iran deal

One of the foremost questions around Trump's victory has been in relation to the future of the Iran nuclear deal, one that the President-elect has cri

Promises behind the National Register of Citizens of India: Issues and challenges
Apr 30, 2019

Promises behind the National Register of Citizens of India: Issues and challenges

The BJP’s electoral fortunes in the ongoing elections will be a pivotal determinant in the implementation of the NRC across the country.

Protect rights of all, or it'll be drag on growth
Dec 28, 2017

Protect rights of all, or it'll be drag on growth

Democracy is about winning elections, forming stable governments, governing efficiently and ensuring justice.

Public health concerns and reforms: Perceptions of the civil society
May 01, 2012

Public health concerns and reforms: Perceptions of the civil society

The problem of female foeticide and sex selection was highlighted as a big public health concern at a seminar on 'Public Health Concerns and Reforms' organised by ORF and RLS in Delhi. It was said that India could witness elimination of 9-10% girls in the times to come.

Puppets on a string
Jul 06, 2006

Puppets on a string

Army and the intelligence agencies have always shaped the political process in Pakistan and things won't be any different after the 2007 general election ---- President Pervez Musharraf is all set for his re-election in 2007. He has already declared his intention to be re-elected by the present set of elected representatives.

Questions about the security of Aadhar project's biometric database
Apr 14, 2014

Questions about the security of Aadhar project's biometric database

The Aadhar project remains complex - a herculean task. The UK government shelved its identity card project because it was untested and the technology not secure, and because of the risks to the safety and security of citizens. With India in the midst of an election, it remains to be seen what will happen when a new government is formed,

Race recentred: Deepening political divide in the US
Jul 26, 2023

Race recentred: Deepening political divide in the US

How the recent SCOTUS decisions has brought race back to the forefront of the culture war in the US

RBI surprises all by not further raising the repo rate
Dec 20, 2013

RBI surprises all by not further raising the repo rate

The government is perhaps keen on projecting a welfare-oriented profile in which the poor are looked after. Prices, jobs, higher industrial growth and prospects of rapid economic recovery will remain the most important planks on which the next elections will be fought. The RBI's latest move of not raising the repo rate may also help in economic recovery.

Real touchstone is action on 26/11 accused
May 21, 2013

Real touchstone is action on 26/11 accused

The democratic transition in Pakistan has coincided with the last year of the UPA government's second term in India. As the government battles one controversy after another, the looming elections in 2014 may act as a distraction wherein improving relations with Pakistan may not be a priority for the government at present.

Record of Indian arms industry remains one of failure
Apr 11, 2013

Record of Indian arms industry remains one of failure

The demand for cash that all political parties have to contest elections has been the fountainhead that has created a bureaucratic, military and defence decision-making structure which ensures that we keep running at the same place when it comes to creating a vibrant military industry complex in the country.

Reimagining India-Nepal ties: The decade that was and the road ahead
May 21, 2024

Reimagining India-Nepal ties: The decade that was and the road ahead

As the current government in India completes its second stint in power, the timing is opportune to reflect on the trajectory that the bilateral relationship has taken up in the past decade

Rethinking Donald Trump
Sep 27, 2016

Rethinking Donald Trump

Is a Trump Presidency all that bad for the US or the rest of the world?

Revisiting AFSPA - Don't blame it for Kashmir problems
Sep 20, 2010

Revisiting AFSPA - Don't blame it for Kashmir problems

In Jammu and Kashmir, AFSPA has enabled us to create conditions wherein we could hold free and fair elections and allow the state to be run by its elected representatives. And what if such military operations had not been possible or successful?

Riding the tiger
Apr 18, 2019

Riding the tiger

With elections in progress we find that our choices are extremely limited.

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.

Rise of the Eurosceptics could hurt Indian interests
Jun 21, 2014

Rise of the Eurosceptics could hurt Indian interests

The recent European Parliamentary election shows the rise of the extreme right wing parties. This is something that would hurt Indians living in Europe and UK. Some of these parties are strongly nationalist and anti immigration (racists), free trade and outsourcing.