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Key Developments in Africa in 2019

The year 2019 bore witness to multiple developments which dotted the continent and may lead to not only an impact in the immediate times but also have far-reaching impact on the society and polity of African nations.

Peaceful Transition of Po....

Pakistan General Election 2018

Introduction Pakistan’s electoral contest on 25 July 2018 has been billed as being between Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) - even though he is debarred from contesting or holding a party office – and Imran’s Khan Pakistan Tehre....

Maldives-Political Turmoil Continues

If it happens once, it’s a mistake. If it happens twice, it’s a choice, and if it continues happening, then it sets a trend. In his tenure of over three years now as the President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom seems to be setting....

धर्मनिरपेक्षों ने भरोसा गंवाया है, धर्मनिरपेक्षता सलामत है

राष्ट्रपति चुनाव निकट हैं और तिनकों की तरह बिखरे विपक्षी दल एकजुट होने और इस पद के लिए संयुक्त प....

Human Shield: Army’s Young Leaders are Confronted with Unusual Situations Daily in Kashmir

The incident at Budgam must be seen in the correct context. Using a hostage as a human shield is neither part of the army’s SOP, nor is it ever likely to be encouraged or repeated. But, have armchair strategists and promoters of human rights (fo....

भाजपा की जबरदस्त जीतः बन रही नई राजनीतिक तस्वीर

उत्तर प्रदेश और उत्तराखंड में हाल में संपन्न विधानसभा चुनावों में भारतीय जनता पार्टी (भाजपा) क....

Why the Media is Unable to Fathom the Modi Phenomenon

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) spectacular victory in Uttar Pradesh (UP) and its impressive performance in three other states has stunned commentators and psephologists alike. The eventual outcome in this unforgettable electoral battle was nowh....

State Funding of Elections and Political Parties: Is India Ready?

The politico-economic impact of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government’s de-monetisation decision is being played out since November 8, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation, ann....

Uzbekistan after Islam Karimov

The President’s Legacy After a week of intense speculation, dawn break on the 2nd of September 2016 coincided with the Uzbek state media finally declaring the death of the country’s first and only president, Islam Karimov. Al....

Minimum Support Price for Agricultural Produce

Agriculture is a sensitive subject from both the political and the economic viewpoint. More than half the labour force is employed in this sector; a large majority of the population lives in rural India; a rise in disposable incomes among those assoc....

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