Category: Politics

Supreme Court of India

Contempt of Court: A reminder to amend the colonial law

The Contempt of court doctrine can been viewed both as a threat to the judiciary and also as a medium of free expression. In India, the contempt law reeks in...

/ February 23, 2017
Beijing's role in curtailing a nuclear North Korea

China’s role in curtailing a nuclear North Korea

North Korea's nuclear capability has been overlooked by Beijing as proved through the latter's actions. Global sanctions on Pyongyang would not yield results without a collective effort that includes China.

/ February 22, 2017
Aadhar money bill

The Aadhaar battle: Should the Supreme Court intervene?

The Aadhaar Bill was introduced as a Money Bill and attracted controversies. For now, the ball is in the court of SC to solve the riddle.

/ February 20, 2017
Uttarakhand

The Harish Rawat Government: Many hits and few blunders

The upcoming Uttarakhand elections have solicited their fair share of disputation. With several issues at hand to be addressed, the task to pitch would be an elaborate process.

/ February 20, 2017
people-vote

Rashtriya Lok Dal: Back from the dead for the UP elections

With the fourth phase of UP elections drawing closer, what does the Rashtriya Lok Dal's position in the electoral landscape mean for the final outcome?

/ February 20, 2017
voters-up-election

A state and four major players: The UP Elections 2017

With four major factions vying for victory in the upcoming UP elections, the author takes a closer look at their respective chances of victory.

/ February 16, 2017
Trump's aversion of NATO is hampering US's diplomatic relations with the EU.

European integration coupled with the rise of Donald Trump might just leave NATO’s days numbered

Changing geopolitical dynamics, especially with the rise of Donald Trump, have posed a serious challenge to the existence and authority of the NATO.

/ February 15, 2017
Refugee Ban

Once the great American dream, now a nightmare

Donald Trump's immigration ban holds severe ramifications for the world community at large.

/ February 14, 2017
Hardik Patel and shiv sena

Why Shiv Sena knighting Hardik Patel may be a blunder

In a bid to irk it's former ally, the Shiv Sena's decision might be a blunder in the making.

/ February 13, 2017
modi

‘NaMo’: The brand behind the man

Despite his questionable political past, Modi swept the stage in the 2014 general elections. The author explores the carefully orchestrated campaign strategies that led to this success.

/ February 12, 2017
gulen

A Turkish tale of a coup

The emergency imposed in Turkey has created grave problems for Recep Erdogan, the President of Turkey. What must he do to create long-term workable solutions?

/ February 11, 2017
The marriage of ideologies, and the union of oppositions - whether this will truly have a beneficial outcome is the question

Coalitions and alliances: Catalysts to victory?

Do the marriage of ideologies and the union of oppositions truly have a beneficial outcome?

/ February 11, 2017
socialism

An organic intellectual’s unfinished ideology

A brief outlook of the ideology of Chaudhary Charan Singh, the former Prime Minister of India

/ February 10, 2017

China criticises the US’s remarks on island dispute

The US has stirred a whole new controversy by commenting insensitively on the Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute. How will China respond?

/ February 10, 2017
mayawati-up-elections

Muslim votes: Mayawati’s hope beyond dalits?

The tight three-way race in Uttar Pradesh means that Mayawati has to try her luck beyond the traditional dalit vote-bank.

/ February 7, 2017
Protests against populism

Why grouping parties based on populism together won’t be of help

Populism is the buzzword of the moment. Instead of lamenting a generic, ill-defined populism, we need to tackle different kinds of populist parties in different ways.

/ February 6, 2017
voting

The paradox of voting: Electing the corrupt

Does a highly corrupt political scenery discourage the populace from turning out for voting, or is reality quite the opposite?

/ February 4, 2017
Hafiz Saeed: Pakistan’s ten–million–dollar question

Hafiz Saeed: Pakistan’s ten–million–dollar question

Is Pakistan getting serious about tackling terrorism or is it a ploy to appease the new US Administration?

/ February 3, 2017
Baloch Flag

The Baloch question

Prime Minister Modi seems to have played his trump card, but is it a stroke of genius or a political disaster?

/ February 2, 2017
Trump Executive orders

Is America not a free country anymore?

The executive order banning immigration to the U.S. is another proof of the fact that Trump will act on his electoral promises.

/ February 2, 2017
Trump and India

Trump’s victory: Widening India’s window of opportunities?

The converging interests of Donald Trump with India might just prove to be a blessing in disguise for it's populace.

/ February 2, 2017
Turkey troubles

Erdogan’s Turkey: A baffling tale of terrorism, repression and fear

As Turkey's troubles increase, the regime of President Erdoğan has turned repressive. The autocratic tendencies and terrorism have shattered the hopes of the Muslim world.

/ February 1, 2017

BJP ‘manifests’ its desire for a comeback

In an elaborate effort to appeal to voters in Uttar Pradesh, BJP has left no stone unturned.

/ February 1, 2017
The ailing Congress

Congress and its ailing (op)position

The Congress has long been sleeping while the BJP has managed to command a resounding political success. It is time for Congress to actualize its potential as the opposition.

/ January 31, 2017
trump-israel

The ‘two state’ solution in the time of Trump

The relocation of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would automatically imply an inclination to Israel. Whether Trump’s moves are as radical as his views would be confirmed.

/ January 30, 2017

Can the French democracy resist populism?

Populism seems to be the dominating trend this political season. We should wait and see if it also determines the fate of the French Presidential elections?

/ January 26, 2017
The Gambia gamble: A lesson in electoral politics

The Gambia gamble: A lesson in electoral politics

What does the recent electoral showdown between Jammeh and president-elect Barrow mean for the political stability of The Gambia?

/ January 24, 2017
UP elections

The state that matters: UP elections 2017

Battle lines have been drawn in Uttar Pradesh, as the regional heavyweights and national stalwarts face off against each other in February 2017.

/ January 22, 2017
Donald Trump

Trump’s ‘Great Game’: Playing Russia Against China?

Trump has decided to put America first. What will be his policy towards Russia and China?

/ January 22, 2017

On whistle-blowers and their whistles

It is the protection of state secrets versus the transparency of government. How far can government accountability go?

/ January 19, 2017