The current legal framework in India offers insufficient safeguards against mass surveillance and the gathering of big data tranches.
President Poroshenko’s power consolidation—and pushback against it—is the hallmark of Ukrainian politics heading toward elections in 2019. Yet reform progress is being made, even if the pace remains slow.
How President Xi Jinping addresses his country’s major economic challenges after the 19th Party Congress will determine whether he will be a transformative leader similar to Mao Zedong or Deng Xiaoping.
Time is on Navalny’s side. If he doesn’t commit a blunder that disenchants potential voters, and if the authorities don’t take the brute force approach of locking him away for a number of years, he could emerge as a key opposition figure between 2018 and 2024.
Does the rise of the right-wing populist AfD party in Germany signal new political divisons in the country and in Europe?
The conservative nature of the Gujarat Congress can be traced to the outcome of disagreements among the party’s leaders in the 1920s regarding the appropriate manner in which to address issues of caste.
To counter the rise of isolationist, unilateral, and authoritarian forces, India and the Europe must strengthen their relationship beyond mere economic and transactional arrangements.
In recent years, the Russian government has formulated a policy on the country’s history that aims to consolidate the nation around a single official version of the past. However, because this single version of official collective memory is not acceptable to all citizens, this policy is causing divisions in Russian society.
Secretary Tillerson has good instincts on many foreign policy issues and is ready to provide independent advice. But his road ahead won’t be easy, particularly given that Donald Trump is ready and willing to undercut him.
As more women enter politics, they will frequently suffer from gendered political violence. Responding requires holistic methods aimed at transforming both political and social cultural practices.
Revolving-door practices between the Congress and the BJP, facilitated by a lack of ideological or programmatic differentiation between the parties, are particularly prominent in Gujarat and undermine the idea of a principled opposition.
Instead of putting the JCPOA in jeopardy, the United States would be well advised to permit the implementation of the agreement to go forward and, together with other parties, encourage the IAEA to vigorously pursue its obligations under the agreement.
If states truly want to help eliminate nuclear weapons, there are a few meaningful steps they can take to address urgent threats to the cause of global disarmament.
Chinese and Russian leaders won’t always agree, but their deepening cooperation and mistrust of the U.S. is here to stay. Unfortunately, American leaders have shown few signs that they know how to navigate this new reality, let alone manage the competition among great powers as non-Western countries grown in stature.
The United States far outranks all developed countries in terms of gun ownership and violence, which has become a national pathology, spurred on by lobbies and craven politicians.
Planning for the future of Iraq after ISIS will be essential to consolidating coalition successes and avoiding yet another recurrence of insurgency and state failure.
U.S. and Afgani leaders have agreed to ask Qatar to close the Taliban's political commission office. This would be a mistake that would prevent further negotiations to end the war in Afghanistan. The office has previously proved its usefulness in a prisoner exchange.
President Kovind’s visit to Djibouti and Ethiopia suggests India is finally waking up to the geopolitical significance of the Horn of Africa.
India needs to craft a more streamlined regulatory system and take other concrete steps to support growth in its domestic biotech sector.
Recent moves by the Tunisian government may signal a major backsliding in the country’s democratic development.