The caste analysis of candidates provides insight into how parties read the electorate. Both the Congress and BJP have adapted their strategies to a new reading of politics in Gujarat, although not necessarily in the ways that the election campaign and media coverage would suggest.
Unlike during the Cold War, critical decision-making in the Nuclear Suppliers Group today is beset by its members' geo-strategic politics today for very specific reasons.
Tensions with North Korea have grown under the administration of President Donald Trump, and the danger of nuclear confrontation is now higher than at any time since the Cuban missile crisis.
Russia has employed a range of policy tools in recent years to undermine elements of the U.S.-led international order and expand Moscow’s influence on the global stage.
The United States has become a plutocracy, where wealth buys political power. This threatens to erode U.S. democratic institutions and U.S. global influence.
The defeat of Roy Moore in Alabama is a huge energizer for not just the Democratic Party, but also for women who have been victims of sexual assault.
On the North Korea nuclear threat, global leaders have an obligation not to avoid reality.
Revamping its Customs Union with Turkey is the only viable way for the EU to encourage rules-based economic and political reforms in the country and maintain engagement with Ankara.
Russia realizes that with the war waning and reconstruction looming, others will begin to step forward in Syria, including China, Europe, and Japan. Moscow will seek to partner with them to secure a piece of the lucrative reconstruction effort.
As the Belt and Road Initiative moves forward, countries and local communities more directly in the initiative’s path could learn from Latin American countries’ labor practices.
Despite a large-scale crackdown on civil society, groups in Turkey are adjusting their institutions and preserving their voices with a cautious eye to the future.
The decision by Donald Trump to leave the Paris Agreement is about domestic U.S. politics.
Following the resignation of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, the main advocates of democratic change in Egypt failed to create a consensus over how to manage politics going forward.
If cultural, digital, and physical connectivity have become important themes in Indian diplomacy these days, so has the idea of minilateralism with multiple partners.
An effective strategy for countering Iran cannot rely on hard or soft power alone but must be mindful of recent history and of the political realities in both the United States and the Middle East.
Following the 19th Party Congress, Beijing will launch a charm offensive to prevent an anti-China coalition from forming in its periphery.
What began as demonstrations in favor of freedom, democracy and good governance quickly descended into widespread violence and the collapse of several states, such as Syria, Libya and Yemen.
The decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by President Trump was a political decision, not a foreign policy decision. It was about President Trump and his supporters, and not about moving the peace process forward.
Before experts can understand China’s growing role in global development finance, and its impact on development outcomes more generally, they must decide on the meaning and content of development itself.
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.