Aditya Sakorkar

Aditya Sakorkar is a senior sub-editor at a weekly newspaper based in New Delhi. He holds Master's degrees in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and History from the University of Mumbai. He is a former associate editor (Central & South Asia) at Fair Observer.

BJP Bites the Dust in Delhi, While AAP Steamrolls to Victory

The BJP’s rout in Delhi should serve as a wake-up call for the party and the prime minister. In India, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) swept the Delhi state assembly elections, winning 67 seats out of 70, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) securing the remainder. The elections were held on February 7 and the results announced on February 10. Amazingly, the BJP’s chief ministerial... Continue Reading

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India's Stumbling Spy Agency Needs Reform

India’s imperial-era intelligence apparatus has multiple flaws and needs radical overhaul. Since India’s independence in 1947, the country has been a democracy. Elections are held as scheduled, the press is largely free and parliament convenes regularly. Despite these democratic practices, India retains a strong streak of authoritarianism. India’s Intelligence Bureau (IB) is the... Continue Reading

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World War I: Why There Will Never Be Another Great War (Part 2/2)

The two World Wars were the last interstate conflicts where belligerents were more or less evenly matched.  The end of the Cold War saw an outbreak of hostilities in several countries that comprised the Soviet bloc. The most important and notable among these is the breaking up of the former Republic of Yugoslavia. Kaldor described these conflicts as “new wars.”... Continue Reading

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World War I: Why There Will Never Be Another Great War (Part 1/2)

The two World Wars were the last interstate conflicts where belligerents were more or less evenly matched. World War I, or the Great War, altered the course of history. Its effects can be felt even today. For instance, much of the conflict in the Middle East is a result of colonial lines drawn in the sand. The quest for self-determination in the region, which began before the war started... Continue Reading

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Reflections on the Indian General Elections

With Modi in office, the political class and electorate need to reflect on challenges that India faces. The Indian general elections for the Lok Sabha (lower house of parliament) concluded with the declaration of results on May 16. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) defeated the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) with an absolute majority, a feat that has not been achieved since... Continue Reading

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Kejriwal and the Changing Fortunes of the Aam Aadmi Party

Despite Kejriwal’s loss of public support, the AAP brings new ideas and fresh energy to Indian politics. It is said that good things come to those who wait. In the case of Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), this was true till December 2013. The party won 28 seats, surprising everyone to form the government in Delhi. The AAP has suffered some serious setbacks since. Kejriwal... Continue Reading

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