Society and Culture

    • Op-Ed

    I Was Hillary Clinton’s Chief Foreign-Policy Advisor. And I Have a #MeToo Mea Culpa.

    Every single person who works in national security and foreign policy has to confront the problem of sexual harassment squarely and thoroughly—and not stop staring it in the face until things change.

    • Op-Ed

    Fields of Despair

    The urban bias of the BJP has made the recent mobilization efforts among rural peasants relatively ineffective.

    • Testimony

    Egypt: Human Rights, Seven Years After the Revolution

    • Michele Dunne
    • December 06, 2017
    • Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the United States Congress

    The argument that is often made against active engagement on human rights issues in Egypt is that no matter what the United States does, the situation will not improve. This is not true.

    • Op-Ed

    Nascent Hopes

    The Arab Spring failed to quickly change the status quo, but may have set in motion a transformational process that, if managed properly, may can lead to more open and meritocratic societies across the region.

    • Sada - Analysis

    False Promises to Egyptian Youth

    • Mahmoud Farouk
    • November 30, 2017

    Sisi is targeting spaces such as youth sports clubs and even universities to further stifle political expression and discourse among youth.

    • Op-Ed

    Raja Mandala: Saudi Arabia and the Ghosts of 1979

    The ideas of religious moderation and social modernization have been steadily pushed on the defensive in the four decades since 1979. Any effort to reverse 1979, therefore, must be welcomed in the Subcontinent.

    • The Big Bet at the Heart of Xi Jinping’s “New Deal”

      Party leaders have been aware that the Chinese people increasingly demand not only economic prosperity but also social gains. It remains a question whether they will successfully meet these demands while doubling down on Leninist political principles.

      • Op-Ed

      Three Economists Went Around India Asking: Do You Call Yourself Middle Class?

      • Milan Vaishnav, Neelanjan Sircar, Devesh Kapur
      • November 24, 2017
      • Print

      The emergence of the Indian middle class has received much attention, but there’s no one authoritative way of defining what it means to be middle class.

      • Putin’s Populism Trap

        In contrast to the populist image Russian President Vladimir Putin has created to galvanize support, he is part of today’s Russian establishment elite.

        • Op-Ed

        Gujarat Model?

        The “Gujarat model” of investment—characterized by efforts to generate growth by attracting investors—has failed to turn investment into jobs. This economic failure may have implications for the BJP’s continued dominance in the state.

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