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Wearing too many hats
Jun 08, 2006

Wearing too many hats

General election in Pakistan is due next year. The terms of the National Assembly and the provincial assemblies expire on November 15, 2007. There are already visible signs of hectic political activity in the drawing rooms and closed-door meetings in Islamabad, Dubai, Washington and London.

Well run, Modi!
May 27, 2015

Well run, Modi!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has run the first leg of the marathon with exceptional skill. But the next 16 km till 2017 is what will make or break his chances for re-election in 2019.

What an Imran Khan's win in Pakistan will mean for India
Jul 25, 2018

What an Imran Khan's win in Pakistan will mean for India

In any case, given that the elections have become controversial even before a single vote has been cast means that the legitimacy of the next government, especially one led by Imran, will be constantly questioned and challenged.

What are the chances of a coalition?
May 21, 2019

What are the chances of a coalition?

The nature and complexity of the next government would either be a confirmation of the thesis that politicians can read the pulse of the people, or th

What China does when it disagrees with you
Nov 22, 2017

What China does when it disagrees with you

It is hardly a secret that China has tried to intervene in local politics and shape elections in other countries

What does by-poll result mean for Maldives politics
Feb 09, 2022

What does by-poll result mean for Maldives politics

The recent by-elections raise some key questions regarding the future of the Maldivian democracy.

What drives political violence in Bengal?
Apr 04, 2022

What drives political violence in Bengal?

West Bengal has a long history of political violence which is not restricted to pre-and post-election periods alone. This culture of violence has persisted for a number of reasons.

What Karnataka foretells: Not all gloom and doom
May 19, 2018

What Karnataka foretells: Not all gloom and doom

If the BJP has a long-term economic vision for India, it needs to shun acting in a purely transactional manner in the near term.

What lies ahead for Pakistan
Apr 03, 2013

What lies ahead for Pakistan

In the coming Pakistan elections, the PPP cannot be written off because it has substantial pockets of support across various provinces. But it deserves some sympathy. Asif Zardari has not had an easy time with the media which had deemed him corrupt from day one or the judiciary and the military which have foiled all his efforts to come up with bold policies.

What Musharraf's five years have wrought
Oct 08, 2004

What Musharraf's five years have wrought

It has been five years since General Pervez Musharraf came to power in Pakistan in a bloodless coup on October 12. One questionable referendum staged in April 2002, the less-than-credible parliamentary elections in October the same year, a controversial constitutional amendment and two changes of government this year later, Gen Musharraf is still the numero uno.

What Narendra Modi has mastered that others haven't
Mar 12, 2017

What Narendra Modi has mastered that others haven't

Today's nationalism is rooted in economic imperatives. Narendra Modi has understood and mastered the instruments and social forces.

What next for Iran?
May 21, 2024

What next for Iran?

Although Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi’s death leaves the country to face an uncertain future, it would not have any significant short-term impac

What the Afghan peace deal means
Mar 02, 2020

What the Afghan peace deal means

The US cannot be seen to be losing the war in a re-election year, and so the US withdrawal needs repackaging as a peace process for Afghanistan. The problem is that nobody really knows what the Taliban wants and reconciling an emirate — and Shariat-based system with the existing constitution — is not easy.

What the upcoming polls hold for South Asia
Jan 07, 2024

What the upcoming polls hold for South Asia

Hasina’s victory will likely put Delhi-Dhaka relations under more scrutiny -with the West expecting India to be vocal about the state of democracy in Bangladesh

What will Rajapaksa’s return mean for India-Sri Lanka relations?
Nov 29, 2019

What will Rajapaksa’s return mean for India-Sri Lanka relations?

A closer look at what Sri Lanka’s recent election results may mean for ties between New Delhi and Colombo.

What’s the shelf-life of Shehbaz Sharif’s ‘hybrid pro-max’ regime?
Mar 12, 2024

What’s the shelf-life of Shehbaz Sharif’s ‘hybrid pro-max’ regime?

For all intents and purposes, this government is here to stay so long as it doesn’t fall out with the military

Where do the two leading Democratic Party nominees stand on issues?
Aug 04, 2015

Where do the two leading Democratic Party nominees stand on issues?

The Democratic election nomination tussle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is going through an exciting time as Sanders' far-left economic agenda is increasingly becoming more appealing to the party's base.

Where from here, after three PC polls?
Jul 24, 2012

Where from here, after three PC polls?

Now that the mood and methods have set in for three Provincial Council polls, the results would determine if the leadership of President Mahinda Rajapaksa would want to go ahead with the process in five others before holding the first-ever elections.

Who will be the next Secretary General of the United Nations?
Aug 29, 2016

Who will be the next Secretary General of the United Nations?

The process for the selection of the ninth Secretary General of the United Nations who will succeed Dr. Ban Ki-moon, is under way.

Who won and who lost in Karnataka?
May 21, 2018

Who won and who lost in Karnataka?

The Karnataka electorate did not give a clear mandate to any party. But it happens in democracies that follow the first past the post system.

Whoever wins, Bihar wins again
Nov 05, 2015

Whoever wins, Bihar wins again

There is an element of Shakespeare in Bihar politics. It has over the last 40 years seen so many historical developments impacting national politics that the ongoing election will once again throw up a surprise.

Whose Trump?
Nov 14, 2016

Whose Trump?

It is surprising that much of America and the rest of the world seems surprised at an election of Donald Trump as the next US President.

Why attending BRICS 2018 was so significant for PM Narendra Modi
Jul 30, 2018

Why attending BRICS 2018 was so significant for PM Narendra Modi

For Narendra Modi, going into elections next year, the focus has been to put across India as a major global economy.

Why Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal shouldn't concern India
Mar 30, 2018

Why Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal shouldn't concern India

Trying to influence elections using tools like targeted messaging, fake news and negative campaigning have for long been part and parcel of politics.

Why has the BJP’s win made its MPs tense?
May 01, 2017

Why has the BJP’s win made its MPs tense?

The 2014 campaign was a pulsating and historic one but its essential architecture was unorthodox.

Why India Insists on Keeping Gilgit Baltistan Firmly in the Kashmir Equation
Jun 03, 2015

Why India Insists on Keeping Gilgit Baltistan Firmly in the Kashmir Equation

India's objections to Pakistan's plan of holding an election in Gilgit-Baltistan region and New Delhi's protests to Chinese activity there need to seen in the wider context of Sino-Pak nexus.

Why India is a big factor in Pakistani polls
Jun 11, 2018

Why India is a big factor in Pakistani polls

Any association with New Delhi is still seen as a kiss of death in Pakistani politics.

Why Indian democracy is underrated
Apr 26, 2019

Why Indian democracy is underrated

Despite having many dysfunctional bureaucratic institutions, no one has questioned the legitimacy of the Election Commission in holding free and fair

Why is the world talking less about Sri Lankan presidential polls this time?
Nov 14, 2019

Why is the world talking less about Sri Lankan presidential polls this time?

There is little or no excitement in global capitals over the Sri Lankan presidential polls this time, unlike during the last three elections of 2005,

Why netas love to hate EVMs
May 09, 2017

Why netas love to hate EVMs

These electronic machines have long been punching bags for frustrated political ambitions.

Why our political parties romanticise poverty
Feb 04, 2019

Why our political parties romanticise poverty

A politics of hand-outs hasn’t removed poverty from India. It has embedded it even more deeply. Narendra Modi was elected to end this politics. He is now following it.

Why there can be no India-Pakistan dialogue even after 2019 Lok Sabha polls
Oct 06, 2018

Why there can be no India-Pakistan dialogue even after 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Unless of course, those pining for talks with Pakistan believe that holding talks is an end in itself and not a means to an end.

Why this new year will tell us if it's time for a new world order
Jan 01, 2019

Why this new year will tell us if it's time for a new world order

2019 will be the year when social scientists from across the world will be able to test their hypotheses on predicting new world orders.

Will  BJP draw correct lessons from the electoral setbacks?
Sep 20, 2014

Will BJP draw correct lessons from the electoral setbacks?

Commentators across the country have put their fingers on the issue on which the BJP erred, which resulted in such a setback in the byelections. The people of the country look up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a harbinger of peace, progress and development.

Will demographics change historical mould in US polls
Oct 09, 2015

Will demographics change historical mould in US polls

In the forthcoming US elections, it seems demographics favour the Democrats, if they are able to make sure there is a huge turnout among the youth and people of colour. But one must also remember that the Democrat nominee will in a sense have to run against historical patterns.

Will governance issues influence poll outcomes in J&K?
Apr 16, 2019

Will governance issues influence poll outcomes in J&K?

Economic development is held to be synonymous with the provision of infrastructure, especially roads, hospitals and educational institutions. Job crea

Will Kyrgyzstan be able to sustain  democracy?
Oct 30, 2010

Will Kyrgyzstan be able to sustain democracy?

Kyrgyzstan held its first parliamentary election on October 10, making it the first country in the region to opt for a parliamentary democracy. However, leaders of the other Central Asian Republics remain apprehensive of the path chosen by Kyrgyzstan.

Will Modi utilise demonetisation to clean up corrupt political funding?
Nov 25, 2016

Will Modi utilise demonetisation to clean up corrupt political funding?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s masterstroke through demonstisation aiming to choke the cash channels of black money seems to have many positive cons

Will Modi’s magic band work again in Gujarat?
Dec 08, 2017

Will Modi’s magic band work again in Gujarat?

The BJP is confronting a tough battle. Media reports from the state till recently were almost unanimous that the BJP is going to win again. Of late, t

Will Okinawa poll shock impact Abe's national politics and US relations?
Nov 20, 2014

Will Okinawa poll shock impact Abe's national politics and US relations?

The consequences of the Okinawa gubernatorial elections, where Prime Minister Abe's party candidate was defeated convincingly, mainly on the issue of relocation of US bases, will resonate on the US-Japan security alliance as well as Abe's ruling LDP party.

Will the Japanese PM be able to win 'Abenomics' poll test?
Dec 12, 2014

Will the Japanese PM be able to win 'Abenomics' poll test?

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has a fairly heavy political agenda before him. The foremost is his firm resolve to introduce constitutional reforms. If he wins the December 14 elections, Abe would have bright chances to win another term as the LDP president in September next year and stay at the helm for three more years.

Will Trump’s foreign policy outlive his term?
Apr 28, 2020

Will Trump’s foreign policy outlive his term?

His imprint on trade, security and Asia policy will last. His influence on immigration, climate change may not