January 16, 2013

Good and the Bad of Indian Democracy

Milan Vaishnav, Foreign Affairs

AP Photo

The Hindu-nationalist leader Narendra Modi's recent election sparked a good deal of controversy. It also sparked an open and substantive debate about economics, liberalism, and social welfare in Gujarat and across all of India -- a rarity in developing democracies and a positive thing as India gears up for nationwide elections in 2014.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Narendra Modi, India


January 14, 2013
Pakistan Must Crack Down on Terrorism
Times of India
With the clock ticking on the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan in 2014, Islamabad has an important choice to make. It can either go back to its tactic of treating Afghanistan as affording strategic depth against India and... more ››
January 14, 2013
India Has Democracy, But Not Justice
Prem Shankar Jha, The Hindu
Indian society lacks justice, despite its democratic trappings. more ››
January 14, 2013
Protests in India and Pakistan Herald a Trend
Gordon Brown, Newsweek
If the years 2010 and 2011 signaled the start of a rights revolution led by young adults in the Middle East and North Africa, in the years 2012 and now 2013 the rights of even younger girls and boys are being thrust on to the... more ››
January 13, 2013
Failures of Governance Led to India Crisis
Ramesh Thakur, Japan Times
The problem of rape, especially against the poor, outcast and tribal women, is not recent and there have been enough high-profile cases that a government with a social conscience would have acted decisively by now. Public policy... more ››