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Nationalism in Pakistan: Dimensions of Failure
Jul 22, 2023

Nationalism in Pakistan: Dimensions of Failure

Pakistan has for long been grappling with several fundamental problems without any visible signs of overcoming them. Its economic, social and political indicators are amongst the lowest in the world. In its conflicts with India, which it perceives as its sworn enemy, all its tactics have proven to be of insignificant success, as has its intrusive attempts to control Kabul so as to gain strategic depth in Afghanistan. The successive governments' m

Can the world collaborate amid vaccine nationalism?
Apr 22, 2021

Can the world collaborate amid vaccine nationalism?

The COVID-19 pandemic has mutated into a global political economy crisis, with new fault lines emerging along market shares and intellectual property

China’s retail nationalism
Mar 31, 2021

China’s retail nationalism

The message — no business if you are on the wrong side of issues like Xinjiang

Chinese nationalism, with socialist characteristics?
Jul 12, 2021

Chinese nationalism, with socialist characteristics?

China’s communist party has survived where others have failed — a testament to its capacity to adapt and reinvent itself with the times. Mao’s successors put ideology aside and focused instead on economic growth.  Yet today, under Xi Jinping’s leadership, there is much lip-service paid to the ideology of the communist past, even while key communist principles like collectivism are actively undermined. With a slowing down economy, communi

Chinese technonationalism: An era of “TikTok diplomacy”?
Oct 28, 2020

Chinese technonationalism: An era of “TikTok diplomacy”?

The politicisation of technology is not new. However, China’s ambitions in promoting homegrown companies at the expense of foreign competitors is br

Economic nationalism takes centre stage in the 2020 US election
Jul 24, 2020

Economic nationalism takes centre stage in the 2020 US election

As Biden’s ‘Buy American’ plan echoes Trump’s ‘America First’ vision, the upcoming election will oversee the further consolidation of econ

Getting nationalism right
Mar 30, 2018

Getting nationalism right

If the term nationalism and the sight of the national flag generates a warm, comforting feeling in your heart, your government is doing a great job. If, however, this term and the flag, leaves you...

Is aggressive nationalism over Kulbhushan Jadhav and Kashmir really the way to go?
Apr 19, 2017

Is aggressive nationalism over Kulbhushan Jadhav and Kashmir really the way to go?

Polarisation over Kashmir and Jadhav, and the rise of rhetoric in India and Pakistan, only serves to feed into the narrative of aggressive nationalism that’s taken centre stage in India’s political discourse.

J&K: An election of competing nationalisms
Dec 18, 2014

J&K: An election of competing nationalisms

Poll analysts in J&K seem certain that the BJP will sweep Jammu and the PDP will emerge as the largest party in Kashmir. But this remains to be seen. Without a clear majority, their collaboration will be interesting to watch; both represent competing nationalisms.

Maldives: Islam, nationalism and 'Islamic nationalism'
Jun 11, 2013

Maldives: Islam, nationalism and 'Islamic nationalism'

In Maldives, if the mainline polity has failed in fighting a process now being projected as contributing to religious extremism, militancy or terrorism, the global community too has failed to distinguish between a return of Islamic traditions and the advent of Islamic extremism, and act accordingly.

Raisina Dialogue 2021: World, multilateralism and challenges nationalism!
Apr 14, 2021

Raisina Dialogue 2021: World, multilateralism and challenges nationalism!

2021 का रायसीना डायलॉग उस ‘वायरल दुनिया’ के बारे में है, जिस�

Reflections on Indian neo-nationalism and exceptionalism
Jun 30, 2020

Reflections on Indian neo-nationalism and exceptionalism

It is more pertinent to begin by questioning whether we are stuck in a time machine that does not move beyond the Medieval Ages.

Sino Techno-Nationalism Powers Through With ‘China Manufacturing 2025’
Jun 09, 2021

Sino Techno-Nationalism Powers Through With ‘China Manufacturing 2025’

Despite being the ‘factory of the world,’ many of China’s industrial sectors are energy-intensive and have low value-add. At the same time, global firms are increasingly moving towards sophisticated low-cost manufacturing techniques for higher productivity gains. As a result, the Chinese Communist Party is keen to upgrade the country’s industrial base to compete in the more advanced segments, such as information technology, through the �

The ethics of war: Proportionality and nationalism
Nov 22, 2023

The ethics of war: Proportionality and nationalism

War is a clash between competing nationalisms. Thus no wars, be it in the past or the present, have witnessed proportionality 

Understanding the dynamics of Baloch nationalism
Nov 23, 2009

Understanding the dynamics of Baloch nationalism

The state of Pakistan, dominated by Punjabis, has responded to Baloch nationalism with brutal methods of suppression

Vaccine nationalism exacerbates global faultlines
Feb 08, 2021

Vaccine nationalism exacerbates global faultlines

Wealthy nations have turned towards subsiding their own pharmaceutical companies and locking in vaccine supplies for their population.

Will illiberal nationalism undermine much-needed UN reform?
Sep 07, 2022

Will illiberal nationalism undermine much-needed UN reform?

The growth of illiberal nationalism in the US and the deepening of already illiberal nationalist states like Russia and China are compromising the UN�

'Chinese dream' will haunt the new world
Mar 18, 2013

'Chinese dream' will haunt the new world

By ratcheting up tension, China is causing alarm in other countries that use the busy South China Sea as the shortest and most convenient link between the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The Chinese could well end up the losers as the countries affected could band together to offset Chinese aggressiveness. Worse, it could well trigger off Japanese nationalism and rearmament.

'Surgical strikes day' is just a pre-election dose of patriotic political fodder
Sep 24, 2018

'Surgical strikes day' is just a pre-election dose of patriotic political fodder

All that the UGC’s mindless action has done is betray its intellectual bankruptcy in playing up to the fake nationalism that is sought to be generated through repeated invocations of the so-called surgical strikes, which seem to always be brought up when elections approach.

Africa’s quest for securing COVID-19 vaccines
Mar 24, 2021

Africa’s quest for securing COVID-19 vaccines

The race to secure COVID-19 vaccines has laid bare the inherent inequalities in access to global healthcare, which adversely affects developing popula

At the Mecca of capitalism, its prophets gather to deliver a eulogy
Nov 15, 2016

At the Mecca of capitalism, its prophets gather to deliver a eulogy

At the World Economic Forum's annual meeting, lawyers, economists and entrepreneurs gathered not only to praise, but also bury capitalism.

China asks Maldives to pay up ‘private loan’, an eye-opener for all debtor-nations?
Jul 30, 2020

China asks Maldives to pay up ‘private loan’, an eye-opener for all debtor-nations?

The Solih government is under tremendous pressure on multiple fronts — the China factor is one on which it may have the least control.

China in Bandung
Apr 21, 2015

China in Bandung

As in Bandung 60 years ago, there is little consensus in Asia on how to build a new regional order. Prickly nationalism and persistent territorial disputes are making Asia into a geopolitical tinderbox. China's growing power has made it an attractive economic partner as well as the prospective political hegemon.

China’s naval power and national prestige
Mar 08, 2018

China’s naval power and national prestige

Naval power lies at the centre of Chinese aspirations and coalesces energy security, maritime strategy, territorial integrity, naval nationalism, fore

Closing of MQM chapter in Pakistan’s politics
Jun 25, 2020

Closing of MQM chapter in Pakistan’s politics

The MQM had been the flagbearer of Mohajir nationalism in Pakistan since the party’s founding in 1984 until 2016.

Decoding crucial trends from the Maldives’ Presidential elections
Sep 16, 2023

Decoding crucial trends from the Maldives’ Presidential elections

As Maldives heads to the second round of elections, uncertainty looms large for the island nation

Does India benefit from a Sino-US trade conflict?
Sep 19, 2020

Does India benefit from a Sino-US trade conflict?

With its current status as the seventh largest global economy, but only the twentieth largest goods exporter — the extent to which India will benefi

Erdoğan retains power in Türkiye
May 30, 2023

Erdoğan retains power in Türkiye

The final attempt to win the presidential elections by using a concoction of nationalism and religion helped Erdoğan snatch victory from Kemal Kiliç

European Parliamentary elections 2019 — Challenging the status quo
Jun 11, 2019

European Parliamentary elections 2019 — Challenging the status quo

It was an erratic poll for populists and right-wing nationalists alike, but they extended their power in Europe’s capital nations.

FIFA World Cup 2018: A look at how football became a force that could shape the world
Jun 29, 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: A look at how football became a force that could shape the world

As the goals keep flowing, football continues to add verses to its confluences with geopolitics, identity, nationalism and globalisation. Over the years, the sport has consistently managed to hold a mirror to contemporary society.

Fighting fire (wall) with fire (wall)
Aug 17, 2020

Fighting fire (wall) with fire (wall)

Global pushback against China now targets the latter’s cultural and techno-nationalism

Foreign Policy Contestation and Indian Democracy
Apr 26, 2024

Foreign Policy Contestation and Indian Democracy

As a rising India engages the world with confidence in an increasingly challenging environment, informed contestations on foreign policy should be the norm.