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Reading the U.S. Elections
Nov 10, 2004

Reading the U.S. Elections

The current conventional wisdom now being voiced among American analysts is that the 2004 election is evidence of a conservative revolution in American politics. According to this view, the U.S. is now in the midst of a long-term shift to the right and the creation of an enduring Republican majority, akin to the Democratic majority coalition forged during the 1930s and the New Deal by Franklin Roosevelt.

Regulating political parties and opaque election finance
Nov 14, 2022

Regulating political parties and opaque election finance

The legal lacunae in regulating political parties and election finance need to be plugged

Russia votes: State Duma elections 2021
Sep 16, 2021

Russia votes: State Duma elections 2021

As Russia prepares to vote, steps have been taken to maintain the status quo

Russia: The residual Cold War over democracy, elections and influence
Nov 02, 2020

Russia: The residual Cold War over democracy, elections and influence

The election of Trump in 2016 struck yet another blow to an already struggling US-Russia relationship, which has today reached the lowest point since

Safeguarding democracy: The Election Commission of India @75
Aug 15, 2022

Safeguarding democracy: The Election Commission of India @75

While the Constitution provides the ECI with a sturdy framework within which to operate, this same edifice has become a handicap to the organisation a

Similar narratives in India, US elections?
Nov 12, 2015

Similar narratives in India, US elections?

One can draw a range of parallels in the political discourse prevalent in the US and India. In this article, an attempt has been made to find parallels in the narratives that dominated the Indian general election of 2014, with the ones currently dominating the U.S. presidential election in 2016.

South Africa elections 2024: Political pluralism or fractured democracy?
Apr 15, 2024

South Africa elections 2024: Political pluralism or fractured democracy?

With an increasing number of political parties, the potential of coalition politics is an imminent reality in South Africa as it heads to the polls

South African municipal elections: Lessons for the ANC
Sep 09, 2016

South African municipal elections: Lessons for the ANC

The African National Congress (ANC) lost three important cities in the municipal elections.

Spectrum, Election and Corruption Conundrum
Jan 15, 2011

Spectrum, Election and Corruption Conundrum

Election funding is the mother of all corruption in India. Without much needed clarity in regulation of election funding or consideration of state provision of election expenses, driving out corruption in public life would be an impossible dream.

Sri Lanka elections: Mahinda Vs Mahinda, still
Dec 10, 2014

Sri Lanka elections: Mahinda Vs Mahinda, still

It looks as if campaign fever for the January eighth presidential poll is yet to pick up a full fortnight after it all began. At this rate, the poll might conclude without the campaign reaching the conventional climax and the nation getting a new President or a President for a new term possibly without the usually high 75-per cent turnout.

Statistics indicate a historical result in the US elections
Sep 13, 2012

Statistics indicate a historical result in the US elections

Following the two national conventions held by the Republican Party and the Democratic Party, the race to the White House has gained more steam. It was an opportune time to take the debate on the US Presidential election

Taiwan’s 2022 local elections: What lies ahead?
Jan 30, 2023

Taiwan’s 2022 local elections: What lies ahead?

To emerge victorious in the 2024 presidential elections, KMT will have to assure its people that it is not pro-China and intends to preserve the statu

Taking election reforms forward — and seemingly, too
May 20, 2019

Taking election reforms forward — and seemingly, too

With the current poll processes expected to come to a close long before the month-end, the Election Commission may need to address the two questions t

The 2014 elections could mark the start of 21st century politics in India
Mar 05, 2014

The 2014 elections could mark the start of 21st century politics in India

General elections of 2014 could well be the most interesting election they will witness in their lifetime. Several developments suggest that the elections could mark a big shift of the political paradigm and, in that sense, they could well mark the true beginning of 21st century politics in the country.

The 2020 US elections: What’s at stake for India?
Jun 12, 2020

The 2020 US elections: What’s at stake for India?

The dramatic change in just three months illustrates the unpredictable nature of US politics at an unpredictable time for the world — including Indi

The biggest winner of Brazil’s elections: The ‘beef, bible, and bullets’ movement
Oct 07, 2022

The biggest winner of Brazil’s elections: The ‘beef, bible, and bullets’ movement

The biggest takeaway of this election is that Brazil’s conservative political movement, underpinned by the “beef, bible, and bullets” trifecta,

The Colombian presidential elections: A consequential change?
Jun 24, 2022

The Colombian presidential elections: A consequential change?

The victory of left-wing senator Gustvao Petro indicates that Colombia is ready for unprecedented changes.

The election imbroglio: Pakistan’s general elections and the way forward
Feb 13, 2024

The election imbroglio: Pakistan’s general elections and the way forward

The 2024 Pakistani elections is a significant indicator of the increasing vulnerability of the military in the nation's political landscape and the po

The foreign policy dimension of the US presidential election
Sep 29, 2020

The foreign policy dimension of the US presidential election

Whoever wins the November election, the structural constraints that affect US foreign policy behaviour will remain. China will remain a key rival, rel

The great American divide before the 2024 elections
Oct 05, 2023

The great American divide before the 2024 elections

The deepening of the divide between and within the US’s principal political parties foreshadows a deeply fractured presidential election

The Iran deal: Will it have an impact on US elections?
Jul 31, 2015

The Iran deal: Will it have an impact on US elections?

As the US Congress scrutinises the Iran accord, partisanship on Capitol Hill might reach new heights and it will capture headlines. Whether Congress passes the Iran deal or not, it will loom large in the election debates because of its connection to American and Israeli national security, though it is unlikely to be a real game changer in the elections.

The Kenyan elections: A surprisingly democratic and peaceful affair
Sep 13, 2022

The Kenyan elections: A surprisingly democratic and peaceful affair

The lack of political violence during the recent elections in Kenya spells progress for the East African country.

The last round of state elections before 2019: Four trends and takeaways
Dec 11, 2018

The last round of state elections before 2019: Four trends and takeaways

As for the Congress, how it chooses its governments and its allies henceforth is crucial.

The Muslim factor in general elections
Apr 20, 2019

The Muslim factor in general elections

There are many factors making the 2019 general elections a bit tricky, open and unpredictable. Muslim voting pattern is one such factor.

The outsourcing debate in the US elections
Aug 20, 2012

The outsourcing debate in the US elections

In the US presidential election, dominated by domestic issues and with little focus on foreign policy, outsourcing has emerged as a point of discussion. India is one of the top countries to which the US outsource work.

The priorities for Sheikh Hasina, post election
Jan 14, 2019

The priorities for Sheikh Hasina, post election

For Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, some seriously onerous tasks are out there which require swift and sophisticated handling.

The significance of the Bengal election for the key players
Feb 13, 2021

The significance of the Bengal election for the key players

The election would conclusively indicate if the state prefers to align with the old formations which are local, less resourceful and more on the centr

The South Korean elections: Another round of political logjam?
Apr 18, 2024

The South Korean elections: Another round of political logjam?

The victory of the Opposition party in the recent South Korean elections will force the President to focus more on the domestic agenda than on foreign

The Taiwanese Presidential elections could shape Asia’s future
Jan 11, 2024

The Taiwanese Presidential elections could shape Asia’s future

The world will be closely watching the Taiwan election as it will play a crucial role in shaping the power dynamics in Asia

The two major 2024 election manifestos and what they have to say for cities
May 04, 2024

The two major 2024 election manifestos and what they have to say for cities

Both manifestos have made laudable assertions regarding city problems, however, the issues of the financial domain of ULBS and certain pending urban r

The US election just became more uncertain
Oct 10, 2020

The US election just became more uncertain

Opinion polls could be misleading and the pandemic’s impact difficult to assess; the cyclical shift in politics is unsure

The US elections and India-Russia relations
Sep 29, 2020

The US elections and India-Russia relations

India’s efforts to preserve the primacy of its partnership with Russia would be made much easier should Russia pay more heed to certain Indian conce

The US Presidential Election: Implications for East Asia
May 11, 2023

The US Presidential Election: Implications for East Asia

As the American presidential election draws closer, both candidates-Barack Obama and Mitt Romney-are well aware that domestic issues would be the major factors determining the poll results. Policies, related to immigration, taxation,...