Tag Archives: BJP

Duterte’s Victory in the Philippines and Global Shift to the Radical Right

President Duterte is set to deepen his grip on all the institutions that shape political power. But his capture of political power may not be quite as complete as it at first appears.

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Have Modi and BJP Ended Dynastic Politics in India?

The recent voting pattern in India has unfolded the revulsion people had long held for dynastic politics, but were unable to manifest, because of the lack of alternative leadership. With ubiquitous media, this has been taken care of. 

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View from India: Living on the Edge

One analyst says India and Pakistan need to find a way to keep de-escalating tensions without either losing face.

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Is the Modi Charisma Fading?

Leaders like Narendra Modi run the danger of becoming their own nemesis.

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India’s Population Explosion And Govt. Inaction

The most threatening crisis facing India is that of population explosion. But the national leadership remains indifferent despite knowing that it is stuck in a now-or-never situation.

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A Self-Confessed ‘State Actor’

Indian threats notwithstanding, Pakistan’s message must remain clear and unambiguous on the death sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav, anyone operating against the state will be severely dealt with.

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India Living in Denial on Kashmir

Indian-held Kashmir is returning to home-grown insurgency, with religious radicalization acting as a force multiplier this time. This round of agitation may eventually end, but the Kashmir issue is certainly not going to go away: it will keep simmering, with occasional eruptions such as this one.

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Modi Fails to Live Up to High Hopes

Modi’s brand of personal diplomacy was one of the staples of his first year in office. Through high profile trips abroad and ambitious proposals at home Modi maintained an air of energy and initiative, but the results were modest.

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Bihar Elections — Mind your Own Business, Pakistan

Why should Pakistani government and media draw pleasure out of the defeat of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP in Bihar elections? Is it really worth paying this much attention when Pakistanis have plenty of things to worry about at home? Pakistan needs to focus more on the causes that continue to taint its image abroad and are a source of internal discord as well.

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The Return of India’s Irrational Exuberance

There is a huge opportunity for India to catch up with China and the rest of the world. But the way the Narendra Modi’s government is wasting this opportunity by pursuing harmful policies, such as promoting internal intolerance and nationalism, does not forebode well for India’s nearly 1.3 billion people.

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