September 29, 2021
Modi Government’s Growing Use of the Iron Fist
By Kavita Chowdhury
The BJP is trying to intimidate critics by accusing them of tax evasion or charging them with sedition.
June 14, 2021
Why India’s Democracy is Not Dying
By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Reports of the collapse of India’s democracy are often alarmist and misinformed.
March 17, 2021
India Contemplates New Freedom and Democracy Indices After ‘Hypocrisy’ Cries
By Abhijnan Rej
Ironically, India’s performance on many social and political indices has worsened under the watch of a government extremely sensitive to Western criticism.
March 16, 2021
India’s Eroding Democracy Threatens Its Foreign Policy Interests
By Bidisha Biswas and Anish Goel
The 2008 Indo-U.S. nuclear deal shows India's democratic values can lead to significant gains for the country. Modi must keep that in mind.
January 05, 2021
One Federation, One Election? Narendra Modi’s Push for Simultaneous Elections in India
By Krzysztof Iwanek
The (unlikely) introduction of simultaneous elections in India would favor the richest national parties at the expense of regional parties.
August 13, 2020
America’s Diminishing Democracy Is Hurting India’s Too
By Manish Dubey
America is no longer inspiring India. Instead, it is providing a justification for the political overreach and social polarization in Indian society.
July 24, 2020
A Robust EU-India Partnership Must Depend on ‘Values and Principles’
By Antti Tulonen
The EU can’t make the same mistake with India it made with China: Ignoring rights concerns until it’s too late.
April 17, 2020
COVID-19 and India’s Addiction to Colonial-Era Laws
By Ameya Pratap Singh and Dhruva Gandhi
India’s lockdown raises concerns about the legitimacy of colonial-era laws that have been used to administer emergencies.
February 26, 2020
Is India Still a Rising Superpower?
By Muhsin Puthan
India’s international relations have become a hostage to its own domestic political and social chaos.
January 31, 2020
Is India Becoming an Elected Autocracy?
By Prabhash Ranjan
Looking at recent events in India through the lens of How Democracies Die.
November 05, 2019
Why the European Parliament Group’s Kashmir Visit Backfired on India
By Angshuman Choudhury and Prannv Dhawan
The curated visit of far-right European politicians to Kashmir was a dangerous gamble for India’s foreign policy.
July 03, 2019
The Poll: An Indian Board Game Reflects Indian Society and Politics
By Krzysztof Iwanek
What does a board game tell us about today’s India? (A lot, actually.)