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Thailand: An arduous road towards political-economic reform
Apr 12, 2023

Thailand: An arduous road towards political-economic reform

Democracy in Asia a mixed bag, Thailand still a “flawed democracy”

The agony and irony of Imran Khan’s disqualification
Oct 22, 2022

The agony and irony of Imran Khan’s disqualification

Election Commission of Pakistan’s disqualification of highly popular former Prime Minister Imran Khan will have far-reaching consequences for the co

The autumn of the Queen
Sep 22, 2017

The autumn of the Queen

Angela Merkel will win the German elections on Sunday, but her power base is quickly eroding. Here is how she needs to change course.

The Biden worldview and its implications for India
Sep 08, 2020

The Biden worldview and its implications for India

Although Biden has invoked Trump’s Indo-Pacific construct to promise continuity on US-India ties, the US Congress’ shift to a reformist — from i

The Challenges in Muizzu's Maldives: A Stocktaking
Apr 05, 2024

The Challenges in Muizzu's Maldives: A Stocktaking

Mohamed Muizzu was sworn in as the seventh president of the Maldives in November 2023 after intense electoral competition with seven other candidates and a highly competitive second round. However, his administration’s five-year term will not be without challenges. Muizzu’s rise to power comes at a time when the archipelago is experiencing significant domestic and strategic challenges. As the Maldives gears up for parliamentary elections in l

The China challenge for the US-Japan-South Korea trilateral
Jan 11, 2024

The China challenge for the US-Japan-South Korea trilateral

China looms large in the trilateral in most matters from security to trade

The China challenge takes centre stage in Asian polls
Apr 25, 2019

The China challenge takes centre stage in Asian polls

China’s role in reshaping the political milieu in many countries is causing a sense of unease

The conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo
Oct 10, 2016

The conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo

In the present crisis in Congo there is a possibility of escalation of violence if Kabila continues to find reasons to postpone elections

The DPJ and the Parliamentary Stalemate in Japan
Feb 09, 2011

The DPJ and the Parliamentary Stalemate in Japan

The Democratic Party of Japan ( DPJ ) has been in power for about a year and a half. Despite scoring a landslide victory in the House of Representatives election in August 2009, the ruling party has failed to cash in on this great opportunity.

The Enduring Challenges to Democratic Transition in Myanmar
Aug 14, 2023

The Enduring Challenges to Democratic Transition in Myanmar

After days of disputing the 2020 election results and claiming widespread fraud in the polls that gave the National League for Democracy a second term, Myanmar’s military, the Tatmadaw, staged a coup on 1 February 2021. The coup supposedly ended a decade of inadequate democratic reforms in Myanmar, which came after almost five decades of oppressive military rule. Ironically enough, the military regime itself had set the course of reforms post-2

The EU-US Summit: Where trade is messier than geopolitics
Oct 28, 2023

The EU-US Summit: Where trade is messier than geopolitics

With elections due in 2024 in both the EU and the US, stabilising the relationship and easing lingering tensions before potential changes in leadershi

The fate of the European Green Deal
Jun 08, 2024

The fate of the European Green Deal

With the 2024 European Parliament elections taking place from 6-9 June, the fate of the European Green Deal hangs in the balance.

The foggy trend in Europe
May 19, 2012

The foggy trend in Europe

The return of a Socialist in France since Mitterand's victory in 1981 confirms a trend in Europe which, instead of lifting the mist, is adding to the fog. The other day in the UK, Labour had trounced the Conservatives in local bodies election across the country.

The future of the battle for minds
Jan 15, 2022

The future of the battle for minds

The use of cognitive warfare by states showcases that a new avenue for contestation has emerged

The Great Electoral Debate 2004: A Snapshot
Mar 29, 2004

The Great Electoral Debate 2004: A Snapshot

The forthcoming general election is being watched with bated breath and ever increasing curiosity by different observers. Although the election arithmetic remains more or less the same as it was in 1999, the sheer intensity in which the election is being fought and the issues that are being contested in the public debate may have some implications on the future of Indian politics.

The greatest show on Earth
May 15, 2014

The greatest show on Earth

Narendra Modi, who is projected by the exit polls done by the media to become the next prime minister, will have to embellish his strong governance image where he has to be fair and seen to be fair in his actions. If winning an election was tough, governance and delivery in India is going to be much tougher.

The Hasina Homerun
Jan 12, 2024

The Hasina Homerun

How Delhi can make the most of its ties with Dhaka

The hilly terrain: Discussing health in Manipur
Mar 04, 2017

The hilly terrain: Discussing health in Manipur

Numbers project a very progressive picture of Manipur, but they fail to capture some of the key issues around health outcomes, coverage and infrastruc

The identity fault lines of a West Bengal voter
Jun 19, 2019

The identity fault lines of a West Bengal voter

The fallout of this election forefronts the fault lines in the Bengali identity whose syncretic political and cultural climate has now been marred by religious insecurities.

The last lap of America’s Presidential polls
Oct 21, 2020

The last lap of America’s Presidential polls

The US election is just two weeks away. While it is still unpredictable, the probability of Trump winning is getting lower due to a variety of reasons

The Libyan quagmire: An uneasy path towards democracy
Mar 10, 2022

The Libyan quagmire: An uneasy path towards democracy

For Libya to successfully achieve democratic transition, it will need to overcome the various impediments in its path.

The Malé Dossier: An introduction to Maldivian polity 2024
Oct 09, 2023

The Malé Dossier: An introduction to Maldivian polity 2024

As the new administration in Maldives prepares to swear into power in November, political parties are embracing new alliances, roles, and responsibili

The man behind the new president
Nov 14, 2016

The man behind the new president

What Trump’s election show is that electors still prefer a man to a woman.

The military’s continuing hold over Pakistan
Mar 22, 2024

The military’s continuing hold over Pakistan

Pakistan’s new government rests on a stolen mandate engineered by the military

The mirage of US-China detente
May 28, 2024

The mirage of US-China detente

Blinken’s visit may be another way of signalling to China that it shouldn’t exploit any crisis to escalate new ones, at least until the US elections are over

The MMA and its Future
Feb 27, 2004

The MMA and its Future

The strong showing of the six religious party¿s alliance, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) in the October 2002 general elections in Pakistan has led to apprehensions among the tribe of Pakistan watchers worldwide about the inexorable slide of a nuclear-armed Pakistan towards ¿talibanisation¿.

The Modi govt's real test is yet to come
May 27, 2015

The Modi govt's real test is yet to come

The real test for any government is elections - both state and central. The Narendra Modi government faces one later this year when elections will take place to the Bihar.

The morality play in economic policy
Nov 10, 2017

The morality play in economic policy

Morality is a slippery slope to tread in public affairs. It’s certainly an individual virtue, but at a societal level it’s difficult to define.

The political context of Donald Trump’s India visit
Feb 11, 2020

The political context of Donald Trump’s India visit

Ahead of polls, he will seek to leverage the trip for political ends. India should stay focused on the wider agenda

The political transformation of India under the aegis of Narendra Modi
May 23, 2019

The political transformation of India under the aegis of Narendra Modi

The lesson of 2019: The Modi generation, which is and will be India’s most influential ever, will reshape this country

The politics and geopolitics of Bangladesh’s “India Out” campaign
Apr 23, 2024

The politics and geopolitics of Bangladesh’s “India Out” campaign

The "India Out" campaign in Bangladesh following the recent general election seems to be an attempt by the Opposition to further their political prosp

The real scandal behind team Trump's alleged Russian 'collusion'
Apr 03, 2017

The real scandal behind team Trump's alleged Russian 'collusion'

The real red herring is the Russia collusion story considering there is zero evidence that Russia actually tampered with the US elections.

The Red Sea crisis and political equity of non-state armed actors
Feb 02, 2024

The Red Sea crisis and political equity of non-state armed actors

The growing influence of non-state militant actors in the global order needs to be scrutinised

The return of America — Has Trump forced Biden’s hand on continuing the ‘America First’ foreign policy?
Dec 28, 2020

The return of America — Has Trump forced Biden’s hand on continuing the ‘America First’ foreign policy?

In some ways, Joe Biden’s election victory will reverse many of the trends from the past four years, including on multilateralism, democracy promoti

The rise of FARC dissidents: Continuation of the Colombian Crisis post-2016 Peace Deal
Dec 12, 2023

The rise of FARC dissidents: Continuation of the Colombian Crisis post-2016 Peace Deal

The “total peace” plan of the Petro administration needs an inclusive approach to eliminate all violent activities by the FARC dissidents

The rise of null politics
Mar 15, 2017

The rise of null politics

The elections of this motley crew, with their limited interest in liberalism, has been dubbed the ‘rise of the right’ across the world.

The Road to Inclusive Democracy: Measuring the Political Participation of Women in India (1951-2019)
Jul 20, 2023

The Road to Inclusive Democracy: Measuring the Political Participation of Women in India (1951-2019)

This paper analyses historical trends in women’s participation in Indian democracy as voters, contestants, and legislators, using data on state assembly elections between the first one in 1951, and 2019. The paper finds that India is witnessing a strengthening of its democracy as measured in terms of an unprecedented growth in the political participation of women in these three roles. In these 73 years of Indian democracy, the turnout of women

The shift to proportional representation: Is it time for India?
Aug 20, 2023

The shift to proportional representation: Is it time for India?

Democracies constantly evolve to meet the demands of changing times and the requirements of their citizens. This continuous unfolding includes reforms in the electoral system, such as in India. Debate and discussion over the issue of First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) versus Proportional Representation (PR) electoral systems have been ongoing for decades. The issue regained momentum after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance

The spirit of ‘compromis à la belge’
Jan 10, 2024

The spirit of ‘compromis à la belge’

As the country that hosts the EU institutions with Brussels known as the EU’s de facto capital, Belgium has been instrumental in the EU’s evolutio

The Sri Lankan crisis: Domestic and regional implications
Apr 29, 2022

The Sri Lankan crisis: Domestic and regional implications

The deteriorating economic crisis in Sri Lanka has grown into a political movement against the government who secured a landslide victory in the 2020

The Suu Kyi factor in China's Myanmar policy
Jun 12, 2015

The Suu Kyi factor in China's Myanmar policy

As Myanmar's general elections draws nearer and at a time when China's relations with Myanmar's military-backed government comes under increasing strains in recent months, Beijing seems to be stepping up its multiple-engagement strategy with key political actors to prepare itself for any eventuality post-elections.

The trail Trump’s blazing
Nov 16, 2016

The trail Trump’s blazing

Trump phenomenon will play out in the world with uncertaintyonly going to grow in years to come as democracies take recourse to rising tides of nationalism

The tussle for the Iranian Presidency
May 13, 2005

The tussle for the Iranian Presidency

Iranians take their soccer seriously. Iran's victory over Bahrain last week in the World Cup qualifier resulted in an outburst of rejoicing rarely seen in Teheran. Men and women (some without head scarves) danced on the streets and tore up posters of candidates in the June 17 presidential elections. The police did not interfere. Credible foreign observers have not confirmed reports of police brutality carried by some opposition news channels in t