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Thai military junta plays kingmaker Analyses & Assessments

Thai military junta plays kingmaker

Current Thai election laws help skew the outcome of the March 24, 2019 elections likely consolidating Prayut Chan-ocha’s position as Prime Minister....

India goes to the polls in April-May Analyses & Assessments

India goes to the polls in April-May

The Election commission has announced the dates for the seven phases of India’s quinquennial General Elections, starting on April 11 and ending on...

Radicals surge in Thai election preparations Analyses & Assessments

Radicals surge in Thai election preparations

The emergence of the Pandin Dharma Party to contest the March 24 election points to the rise of a fringe of Thai society that is at odds with the...

Twitter tightens rules in EU Analyses & Assessments

Twitter tightens rules in EU

Twitter follows the moves of Facebook and Google by changing its political advertisement policy due to the upcoming European election. The EU in late...

Bihar: Caught between development and politics ? Op-Eds

Bihar: Caught between development and politics ?

Bihar is an Indian state considered to be a part of eastern, northern, and north-central India. It is the thirteenth-largest Indian state, with an...

Facebook steps up fact checking Analyses & Assessments

Facebook steps up fact checking

The social media giant is expanding its fact-checking network in India to curb the spread of misinformation as the world’s largest democracy prepares...

Assam: The political battleground of the northeast Op-Eds

Assam: The political battleground of the northeast

Assam is a state in Northeast India, situated south of the eastern Himalayas along the Brahmaputra and Barak River valleys. Assam covers an area of...

Arunachal Pradesh: Development at the foothills of the Himalayas Op-Eds

Arunachal Pradesh: Development at the foothills of the Himalayas

Arunachal Pradesh is one of the 29 states of India and is the northeastern-most state of the country. Arunachal Pradesh borders the states of Assam...

EU asks big tech to do more Analyses & Assessments

EU asks big tech to do more

Google, Facebook, Twitter and Mozilla must do more to combat fake news as Europeans head towards an election or the companies will face the threat of...

India gears up for Elections 2019 Analyses & Assessments

India gears up for Elections 2019

The incumbent BJP and the opposition Congress have introduced lucrative incentive programs for the poor in an attempt to swing the vote in each other...

Democrats gearing up for 2020 Analyses & Assessments

Democrats gearing up for 2020

Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Tulsi Gabbard, Beto O’Rourke and possibly Bernie Sanders are expected to confirm their...

Election 2019: fractured mandate? Analyses & Assessments

Election 2019: fractured mandate?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling coalition National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will emerge as the largest group in a parliamentary election...

Andhra Pradesh - New state, new opportunities Op-Eds

Andhra Pradesh - New state, new opportunities

Andhra Pradesh is the eighth-largest state in India, covering an area of 162,970 km2 (62,920 sq mi). As per the 2011 census, it is the tenth most...

Congress summons Priyanka Gandhi Analyses & Assessments

Congress summons Priyanka Gandhi

India’s Congress party turns to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, sister of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to head the Uttar Pradesh East section ahead of May...

Ivory coast president to seek third term Analyses & Assessments

Ivory coast president to seek third term

Alassane Ouattara, President of the Ivory Coast, is planning to seek a third five-year term in next year’s presidential polls as his ruling coalition...

African Union urges DRC Analyses & Assessments

African Union urges DRC

The African Union (AU) says there are "serious doubts" about the outcome of elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) and has called...

Indian Elections 2018 Analyses & Assessments

Indian Elections 2018

Five Indian states went to the polls in November-December 2018 and kick-off a year-long election cycle which includes the 2019 General Election....

Armenia’s first post-revolution election Analyses & Assessments

Armenia’s first post-revolution election

Armenia began voting in an early parliamentary election as Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan sought a stronger mandate. He was elected by...

Annegreat Kramp- Karrenbauer is Merkels successor Analyses & Assessments

Annegreat Kramp- Karrenbauer is Merkels successor

The Christian Democrats have chosen Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to lead the CDU into its next phase. Ms Merkel has been the leader of the CDU since...

Indian Elections Roundup: November 2018 Analyses & Assessments

Indian Elections Roundup: November 2018

Before India goes to the poll in the General Elections in 2019, several key states have held elections in 2018 which have yielded important...