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Trial by Pandemic: Uttar Pradesh Polls Big Test For BJP
August 02, 2021

Trial by Pandemic: Uttar Pradesh Polls Big Test For BJP

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The 2022 elections in UP may indicate whether the BJP’s popularity has been dented in any way by the pandemic.

India’s Hindutva Hardliners Treat Religious Conversion as Security Threat
July 02, 2021

India’s Hindutva Hardliners Treat Religious Conversion as Security Threat

By Asim Ali
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has warned that the National Security Act will be invoked against those involved in religious conversion.
India’s BJP and Congress Both Battling Political Infighting
June 17, 2021

India’s BJP and Congress Both Battling Political Infighting

By Asim Ali
While the BJP’s problems stem from excessive micromanaging by its leaders, the Congress’ woes arise from its weak leadership

Paranoid State: India Battles COVID-19 and Conspiracy Theories
May 31, 2021

Paranoid State: India Battles COVID-19 and Conspiracy Theories

By Asim Ali
As consensus breaks down, both India’s ruling party and its opponents have enthusiastically embraced a conspiratorial political culture.

Has the Long Arm of the BJP’s Identity Politics Reached Australia?
March 10, 2021

Has the Long Arm of the BJP’s Identity Politics Reached Australia?

By Grant Wyeth
A group of Sikh men were attacked in a Sydney suburb by other Indian Australians. Police believe the attack is linked to the Sikh-led farmers' protests in India.

AIADMK and BJP Team Up to Fight Polls in Indian State of Tamil Nadu
February 02, 2021

AIADMK and BJP Team Up to Fight Polls in Indian State of Tamil Nadu

By Sudha Ramachandran
The marriage of convenience comes amid visible signs of rift between the two.

RSS vs RCEP: Explaining Hindu Nationalists’ Opposition to RCEP
December 28, 2020

RSS vs RCEP: Explaining Hindu Nationalists’ Opposition to RCEP

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The wide array of Indian groups opposing RCEP included the Hindu nationalist organization behind the ruling party.
What a City Election in Hyderabad Says About the BJP’s National Strategy
December 08, 2020

What a City Election in Hyderabad Says About the BJP’s National Strategy

By Prashant Waikar
While the party seeks to make inroads in the south of India, it still has a significant distance to traverse.

India’s Illiberal Turn and the Indo-Pacific
October 03, 2020

India’s Illiberal Turn and the Indo-Pacific

By Ankit Panda
How will internal developments in India affect its foreign relations?

What Can the Imbalance in the BJP’s National vs Regional Popularity Tell Us?
September 01, 2020

What Can the Imbalance in the BJP’s National vs Regional Popularity Tell Us?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The BJP supplies 55 percent of lawmakers in the federal Parliament but just 31.6 percent in state legislatures.

Facebook’s Problematic History in South Asia
August 19, 2020

Facebook’s Problematic History in South Asia

By Bansari Kamdar
The popular social media platform has been used to incite violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar and riots in Sri Lanka and India.
Galwanized Mood: How India’s Hindu Nationalists Have Reacted to the India-China Crisis
June 30, 2020

Galwanized Mood: How India’s Hindu Nationalists Have Reacted to the India-China Crisis

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The RSS’ mouthpieces spoke of Beijing in belligerent words, but did not admit failures or formally suggest any new policies to counter China.

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