From Revolutionaries to Visionless Parties: Leftist Politics in Bangladesh

    • Tahmina Rahman
    • September 06, 2022

    Bangladeshi opposition parties have failed to support the country's democratic consolidation since 1990. Explanations can be found from the colonial era to the present day.

    Crime and Politics with Milan Vaishnav

    In today’s episode, Milan helped us unpack this uneasy balance by exploring why political parties give tickets to criminals, why people continue to vote for them and whether this status quo is likely to change.

    Data Governance, Asian Alternatives: How India and Korea Are Creating New Models and Policies

    Many observers posit that a stark contest between democracy and autocracy will shape the governance of technology and data. But two Asian democracies, India and Korea, are carving out distinctive paths on data policy, not just following Western or Chinese models.

    Corruption and Accountability

    In many troubled democracies, the executive branch has altered the appointment powers of referee institutions, rewritten their constitutional mandates, or terminated meddlesome agencies. In India, however, many institutions have chosen to cede ground without formal legal or constitutional changes to their powers.

    Christophe Jaffrelot on Modi's India

    The guest today is Christophe Jaffrelot, a CERI-CNRS Senior Research Fellow who teaches in three different schools at Sciences Po in Paris. He is a world-leading scholar of Indian politics, from its foreign policy to its political sociology.

    It’s Time: Quit India

    In this episode, the eminent historian Srinath Raghavan reconstructs India’s tremendous contributions to the war, the nationalist dilemma, the roots and impact of the movement, and how the war years Quit India hastened independence but also deepened India’s internal divisions.

    New Nuclear Troubles in Southern Asia?

    Join Carnegie for the launch of Ashley J. Tellis’ new report “Striking Asymmetries: Nuclear Transitions in Southern Asia” which studies the implications of China’s dramatic nuclear expansion, Pakistan’s striking diversification of its nuclear arsenal, and India’s slow nuclear modernization.

    How Twitter Became the New Medium for Diplomacy

    First, it shows that the government sees foreign policy as a tool with domestic political implications. This has been the case with the BJP since 2014. The massive media coverage of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign trips is a case in point.

    Striking Asymmetries: Nuclear Transitions in Southern Asia

    The competitive and often antagonistic relationships among China, India, and Pakistan have roots that predate their possession of nuclear weaponry. Yet the significant transformation of the nuclear capabilities that is now underway in all three countries simultaneously complicates and mitigates their geopolitical rivalries.

    Indian Military Dependence on Russia

    Moscow has created a trust-based relation with India in the military domain. Since the Cold War, it has been supplying India with high tech material it denies to other countries. Both the S-400 and the Su-35 fighter jet are cases in point. This is not a new development.

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