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Goa: Golden beaches and unfulfilled promises Op-Eds

Goa: Golden beaches and unfulfilled promises

One of India's smallest states sends only two MPs to Parliament but is an undisputed part of the country. Goa has been a stronghold for the BJP since...

Australia to go to polls in May Analyses & Assessments

Australia to go to polls in May

Australia will go to polls on May 18, 2019, in an election that will either see that ascendancy of the Labor Party or the return of the incumbent PM...

Israel’s elections: A turning point Analyses & Assessments

Israel’s elections: A turning point

The forthcoming Israeli general elections on April 9th will be the most vied for, equivocating and possibly pivotal in the country’s republican...

Chhattisgarh: The mineral hub of India Op-Eds

Chhattisgarh: The mineral hub of India

Chhattisgarh is one of the 29 states of India, located in the centre-east of the country. It is the tenth-largest state in India, with an area of 135...

Bots helping Netanyahu win? Analyses & Assessments

Bots helping Netanyahu win?

An Israeli watchdog group has found a network of hundreds of social media accounts, many of them fake, used to smear opponents of Prime Minister...

Comedian vies for Ukrainian Presidency Analyses & Assessments

Comedian vies for Ukrainian Presidency

Mr. Zelenskiy, a popular Ukrainian comic, mounts a significant lead in exit polls and early counting although he is unlikely to secure an absolute...

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...