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India Contemplates New Freedom and Democracy Indices After ‘Hypocrisy’ Cries
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.

India’s Eroding Democracy Threatens Its Foreign Policy Interests
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.
One Federation, One Election? Narendra Modi’s Push for Simultaneous Elections in India
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.

America’s Diminishing Democracy Is Hurting India’s Too
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.

A Robust EU-India Partnership Must Depend on ‘Values and Principles’
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.

COVID-19 and India’s Addiction to Colonial-Era Laws
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.

Is India Still a Rising Superpower?
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.
Is India Becoming an Elected Autocracy?
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.

Why the European Parliament Group’s Kashmir Visit Backfired on India
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.

The Poll: An Indian Board Game Reflects Indian Society and Politics
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.)

Do Indian Voters Know How Their Government Works?
May 10, 2019

Do Indian Voters Know How Their Government Works?

By Vishal Arora
It seems few Indians are aware of the distinction between the roles of the central and state governments.
India Elections 2019: Where Are Farmers in Gujarat’s Growth Model?
April 08, 2019

India Elections 2019: Where Are Farmers in Gujarat’s Growth Model?

By Vishal Arora and Dev Desai
Those in rural areas complain they have been left behind during Gujarat's era of growth.

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