• Commentary

    How South Asian States Are Managing Chinese Influence

    A critical understanding of the drivers of this engagement, the various forms it has taken, and its impact on South Asian countries has been largely missing from the discourse, which is punctuated by broad-based assumptions such as allegations of debt-trap diplomacy.

  • Commentary

    Countering China’s Expanded Footprint and influence in South Asia

    The challenge for India, the United States (US), or others interested in the region, is to develop a policy that productively engages these countries. This policy should be based on its own merits, delinked from how these countries engage with China, and should aim to demonstrate an intent to engage.

  • Commentary

    Indira Gandhi Convinced World Before 1971. She and Manekshaw Both Knew Timing Was Key

    There are at least two sets of reasons that support Dasgupta’s claim that Indira Gandhi had already made-up her mind about the need to delay military intervention, prior to the meeting on 28/29 April. Further, much like any policy process, thinking around an eventual military intervention evolved over the next seven months.

  • Commentary

    Farmers Versus Modi: Reaping the Seeds of Protest

    These farm laws covered three main points, each dealt with in a specific legislative text. First, they ended the mandatory building up of stocks of agricultural products, except for in "exceptional circumstances".

  • Commentary

    Russia-India: From Rethink to Adjust to Upgrade

    Russian-Indian relations are traditionally good. The chemistry between the leaders is excellent, and members of the public are well disposed toward each other. Economic ties have long been stalling, however, and mutual suspicions have recently been creeping in over India’s relations with America, and Russia’s with China. To make the good relationship truly great, Moscow must rethink, adjust, and upgrade its approach to India. Vladimir Putin’s forthcoming visit to New Delhi could be a starting point.

  • Commentary

    Why Power Attracts the Wrong Kind of People

    With a deft literary hand, Klaas describes how positions that offer power and possibilities for enrichment feature incentives that attract the wrong sort of people.

  • Commentary

    Why Are British Indian Voters Abandoning Labour?

    British Indians, much like the rest of the country, are preoccupied with the economy and healthcare. Though disappointed with the record of Boris Johnson’s government, many are also critical of Labour policies. Indeed, the most common reason that British Indians do not identify with the Labour party is the perception that it is too influenced by socialism.

  • Commentary

    Women and State-building in Afghanistan

    Even during the two decades of international presence in Afghanistan, countries had engaged in rhetoric toward women’s rights but rarely lent political capital. Despite the absence of nuanced political capital, the present generation of Afghan women and girls believed that the Taliban’s dark shadow would remain trapped in their mothers’ pasts. They now, unfortunately, face the frightful reality of being robbed of their future.

  • Research

    Britain’s New Swing Voters? A Survey of British Indian Attitudes

    As the demographic weight and political influence of British Indians in the United Kingdom continue to increase, this study provides an empirically robust and analytically nuanced picture of the attitudes of this increasingly important demographic

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