WOMEN IN SOUTH ASIAN POLITICS: IS EMPOWERMENT REAL?

“Indian politicians have generally found it more rewarding to cater to subgroups defined by caste, religion, ethnicity, language or local grievance, rather than to broader categories such as women”

DYNASTIC POLITICS IN INDIA: HOW LONG CAN NEPOTISM LAST?

“Dynastic Politics’ Downfall Is Inevitable in India”   “Irony of Indian Politics: Tamil Nadu Is Stable Without a Dynastic Successor, UP in Serious Trouble Despite Family Rule”   “Dynasties Require Parties to Succeed” “The Family…

THE LONGEST WAR: DOES AFGHANISTAN HAVE A FUTURE?

“After all this time, it is clear that Obama’s hopes for Afghanistan have fallen far short of his aims. And while Trump’s foreign policy promises to be unnervingly unpredictable, perhaps his approach --or any new approach at all-- is what’s…

INDIA-PAKISTAN: NUCLEAR FEVER

“India-Pakistan War In 2017? Nuclear Neighbors Still Locked In Conflict Approaching New Year”   “Peace with India Remains Elusive”   “India and Pakistan’s Dangerous War of Words” “Rising Tensions in Kashmir”

BEST OF 2016 / IS INDIA THE NEW EMERGING STAR?

“Hope for Higher India Economic Growth” “India might be entering an era of low inflation and higher real GDP growth. (...) The foundations for a strong economic upturn have been put in place” Varun Goel Vicepresident…

WATER WARS TEST INDIA’S LEGAL SYSTEM

“Cauvery Water Row: What Is the Dispute? (Staff, Indian Express. 12 September 2016) “With the Karnataka government continuously failing to release the water to Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Jayalithaa filed an interlocutory petition in the…

MODI’S DEMONETIZATION DISASTER: DON´T PLAY WITH MONEY

“The Dire Consequences of India’s Demonetisation Initiative”   (The Economist, 3 December 2016) “The government could plough the newly created money into tax breaks and public-works schemes” “Modi Has Brought Havoc to India” (Editorial, The…

CIVILIAN vs MILITARY: PAKISTAN’S POWER STRUGGLE

“Pakistan’s Civil-Military Relations: Internal Battlefronts” (Adnan qaiser, Moeed Pirzada, 14 October 2016) “History of nations is often dull and boring; not so Pakistan’s, whose civil-military power-politics and internal brinkmanship remain full of intrigues, treachery, and…

WHY IS INDIA STILL HUNGRY AND POOR?

“Still Seriously Hungry and Poor” (Amit Kapoor, Sankalp Sharma, The Hindu, 31 October 2016) “These challenges are pervasive and weeding them out will require clear evidence-based data-driven solutions” “Five Key Drivers of Reducing Poverty in…