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A Game of Votes in India: Gag Orders Precede Elections in Rajasthan
October 30, 2017
A Game of Votes in India: Gag Orders Precede Elections in Rajasthan
An ordinance and bill in Rajasthan threatens India's free press and highlights worrying trends.
A Game of Votes in India: Gag Orders Precede Elections in Rajasthan
Trump, Putin, Xi, and the Return of Kingship
January 19, 2017
Trump, Putin, Xi, and the Return of Kingship
A global surge in populist and strongman leadership may herald the return of a more "natural" state of politics.
Trump, Putin, Xi, and the Return of Kingship
Could Trump Actually Start a Nuclear War?
November 11, 2016
Could Trump Actually Start a Nuclear War?
Examining the worst case and most likely scenarios when it comes to war under President Trump.
Could Trump Actually Start a Nuclear War?
Time to Go 'Huge'? What Will Trump’s Defense Policy in Asia Be?
November 10, 2016
Time to Go 'Huge'? What Will Trump’s Defense Policy in Asia Be?
Isolationism or military buildup?
Time to Go 'Huge'? What Will Trump’s Defense Policy in Asia Be?
Donald Trump Won. Prepare For Uncharted Geopolitical Waters in Asia
November 09, 2016
Donald Trump Won. Prepare For Uncharted Geopolitical Waters in Asia
The election of Trump may herald the end of the postwar order.
Donald Trump Won. Prepare For Uncharted Geopolitical Waters in Asia
Brexit: An Indictment of Direct Democracy or Vulgar Politics as Usual?
June 26, 2016
Brexit: An Indictment of Direct Democracy or Vulgar Politics as Usual?
No reason to grow contemptuous of direct democracy after 'Brexit'. This was always about politicians and politics.
Brexit: An Indictment of Direct Democracy or Vulgar Politics as Usual?
Should Pakistan Celebrate Sadiq Khan’s Big Win in London?
May 11, 2016
Should Pakistan Celebrate Sadiq Khan’s Big Win in London?
The political culture that allowed Khan's victory in London is sadly lacking in Pakistan.
Should Pakistan Celebrate Sadiq Khan’s Big Win in London?
'Not Indian Enough': Bobby Jindal, Heritage, and Politics
July 01, 2015
'Not Indian Enough': Bobby Jindal, Heritage, and Politics
U.S. politicians Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley offer two different models for immigrant assimilation.
'Not Indian Enough': Bobby Jindal, Heritage, and Politics
The Future of Government: What We Can Learn from Asia
June 19, 2015
The Future of Government: What We Can Learn from Asia
Western democracy may not be the end of history after all -- Asia has another model in mind.
The Future of Government: What We Can Learn from Asia
BJP's FDI Gambit Fails
December 11, 2012
BJP's FDI Gambit Fails
BJP’s attempt to embarrass the UPA over FDI backfired, casting further doubt on the opposition’s viability.
BJP's FDI Gambit Fails
Salman Khurshid's New Role
November 20, 2012
Salman Khurshid's New Role
Salman Khurshid is embracing his respite away from India’s political soap opera. Still, old habits die hard.
Salman Khurshid's New Role
Cabinet Reshuffle Ahead of 2014 Election
October 29, 2012
Cabinet Reshuffle Ahead of 2014 Election
PM Singh announced seventeen new ministers on Sunday. Is it enough to revive the Congress Party’s chances?
Cabinet Reshuffle Ahead of 2014 Election
Vietnam's Search for Stability
October 25, 2012
Vietnam's Search for Stability
The Communist Party’s lack of resolve shows its desire for stability at all costs. It may be their undoing.
Vietnam's Search for Stability
Ahead of 2014, Congress Eyes Dalits
October 22, 2012
Ahead of 2014, Congress Eyes Dalits
From dedicating anthems to new welfare measures, the Congress Party is wooing this politically important bloc.
Ahead of 2014, Congress Eyes Dalits
Cabinet Reshuffle in the Works?
October 17, 2012
Cabinet Reshuffle in the Works?
A series of meetings in recent days suggest big changes could be coming.
Cabinet Reshuffle in the Works?
Congress Defends Khurshid Against Corruption Allegation
October 15, 2012
Congress Defends Khurshid Against Corruption Allegation
Law Minister Salman Khurshid is accused of misappropriating funds that were designated for a charity.
Congress Defends Khurshid Against Corruption Allegation
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