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October 31, 2022

🌊 Hindutva fascism threatens the world’s largest democracy

Amit Singh In India, fascism is reinventing itself. It has crept through Hindu nationalism – Hindutva – and now poses a serious threat to Indian democracy, writes Amit Singh Read more
September 23, 2022

Indian Muslim minorities suffer persecution from revived Hindu populism and nationalism

Amit Singh The hegemonic rise of Hindu nationalism and Hindu populism in India has trapped Indian Muslim minorities. The secular Indian state appears to be developing into a Hindu authoritarian state, and one where violence against Muslims is normalised, argues Amit Singh Read more
September 9, 2022

How Pakistan’s conservative foreign policy has damaged its national interests

Raza Rahman Khan Qazi Pakistan’s foreign policy over the decades has proved disastrous for the country and has had a profound negative impact on the South Asian region, argues Raza R. Khan Qazi. Its policy has had a consistently conservative formulation based on purely realist objectives, with no place for liberal ideals and goals Read more
August 17, 2022

Russia's war and the rhetoric of the 'civilisational state' in global politics

Nitesh Anchan Russia justified its invasion of Ukraine mainly on political grounds, but also claimed a cultural reason: the construction of a Eurasian civilisation. To Nitesh Anchan and Priya Vijaykumar Poojary, the Russia-Ukraine war signifies that global politics in the 21st century will be dominated by the rhetoric of the civilisation state Read more
July 14, 2022

India’s soft power diplomacy in the Modi era

Shreeya Patil Soft power diplomacy has always been important to India, as the world’s largest democracy, with a rich heritage, culture and ambitious aspirations. This has never more so than under the current Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Shreeya Patil explores the different facets of this important form of diplomacy Read more
April 12, 2022

Rethinking the international peace architecture

Oliver P. Richmond Global ideological struggle and counter-peace processes have had grave consequences for the international peace architecture. Oliver P. Richmond and Sandra Pogodda highlight the need for a knowledge-based, emancipatory renewal Read more
February 16, 2022

Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent democratic theory

Ramin Jahanbegloo Ramin Jahanbegloo explores how Mahatma Gandhi’s non-western democratic theory prescribes empathetic emancipation through nonviolent action. Gandhi sought to bring about a truly democratic transformation of society, thereby securing an ethical social order Read more
January 4, 2022

The unmaking of developing countries' special rights in global trade politics

Till Schöfer So-called 'developing countries' enjoy special rights in world trade. But it is the countries themselves that decide whether they want developing-country status, undermining the legitimcy of the system. Till Schöfer and Clara Weinhardt suggest three ways out of the developed-developing country stalemate Read more

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