Articleby Pramit Pal Chaudhuri | September 5, 2014 Many Indians ask me how India can avoid a bloody nose if it cozies up to Japan. Some were surprised when Prime Minister Narendra Modi denounced some unnamed Asian country’s “expansionist” ways and said the continent could not have “18th century” ways of behaviour. “How ...
Noteby Jacob Funk Kirkegaard | September 4, 2014 Recent polls suggest that support for Scottish independence is growing, and the once comfortable lead by opponents has diminished with the approach of the September 18 referendum. The pro–Great Britain supporters lead only 48 to 42 percent, with 10 percent undecided. Suddenly, a victory for the ...
Articleby Pramit Pal Chaudhuri | August 29, 2014 The decision of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates to carry out airstrikes against Sunni militant groups in Libya on their own, without informing the United States or anyone else, is final confirmation that West Asia is now being driven by a whole host of ...
Noteby Jacob Funk Kirkegaard | August 27, 2014 With his third government reshuffle since taking office in 2012, President François Hollande of France has ditched the most prominent left-wing members of his cabinet and acknowledged that a “team of rivals” does not work for a weak president like himself. Facing record low approval ...
Noteby Jacob Funk Kirkegaard | August 22, 2014 European leaders are holding a special summit on August 30 to fill two remaining top EU jobs, and another long night in Brussels could be in the offing. Failure to agree (again) on a successor to Herman van Rompuy, president of the European Council, and Catherine Ashton, the high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy, would expose the leaders to justified ridicule. If they can’t agree on these posts, how will they manage Europe’s deep economic problems?
Articleby Pramit Pal Chaudhuri | August 16, 2014 Those who have lived in Calcutta, it is likely they ran into red and yellow mini-buses declaring “Indo-Japani Gate” as one of their destinations. I have never seen the gate and am not even sure where it is, but it was a landmark well known ...
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