Narendra Modi’s War With Social Media

March 10, 2021

The Wall Street Journal reports on the Indian government’s intention to clamp down on social platforms that have played a role in the recent farmers’ protests. According to Wall Street Journal sources, Narendra Modi’s government has threatened to jail employees of Facebook, WhatsApp and...

Is Narendra Modi’s Consensus Unraveling?

November 07, 2019

Despite Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s resoundingly successful reelection earlier this year, Foreign Policy magazine expresses serious doubts about his ability to keep the promises he made during his initial election campaign and hold the unwieldy nation together. His promises of economic...

Imran Khan Takes a Shot at Narendra Modi

October 02, 2019

On September 27, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan delivered an impassioned speech at the UN General Assembly in New York that has sent heads spinning. Taking to the podium for over 50 minutes, he addressed four themes that conjoin inextricably. The first topic was climate change. Pakistan...

Defense Is Becoming More Integral to India’s Diplomacy

August 13, 2019

In May, Narendra Modi was re-elected as the prime minister of India in a landslide victory. India’s foreign policy became a salient issue during these elections due to the regional tensions with Pakistan. Beyond its immediate regional priorities, the Modi government has explicitly articulated a...

Does Modi’s Re-Election Threaten India’s Muslims?

May 28, 2019

The re-election of India’s Hindu right-wing government could put minorities at risk. India’s general elections were the most wide-ranging and possibly most expensive election campaign in the nation’s history. In emphatic style, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the ruling Bharatiya Janata...

Narendra Modi Wins Again as India Rejects the Nehru Dynasty

May 24, 2019

Revulsion for corruption and nepotism makes Indians vote for a leader with humble roots despite his poor track record and authoritarian tendencies. In April, this author called Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic record abysmal. Yet he has now been re-elected with a thumping...

Understanding the 2019 Indian Elections

May 03, 2019

In the last of a five-part series on opinion polls about the Indian elections, national security has overtaken the economy to become the main electoral issue, but things may change by the time the polls close. The CVoter Tracker, an opinion survey of voters, found that Indian Prime Minister...

The Oily Games Trump Is Playing with India

April 30, 2019

Trump and Bolton’s unwavering assault on Iran means the end of waivers for the right to purchase Iranian oil for India, which is in the midst of a general election. US President Donald Trump’s current cold war on Iran — which some expect may soon turn hot if he feels free to follow his...

India’s General Election: Communal Tension and the Threat to Democracy

April 08, 2019

India, a nation with more than 1.3 billion people and a constitutional commitment to a multicultural society, is struggling with the definition of “people.” The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. With a general election approaching, India has been focusing its attention on what the prime...

India’s Final Solution to All Problems: Poditva

April 01, 2019

America Times’ intrepid time-traveling reporter brings you this news report from January 1, 3028. On the stroke of midnight, in a sensational open-air press conference in New Delhi with hundreds of dignitaries in attendance, the Indian national flag, the tricolor, was lowered over Parliament....

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