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James Astill

James Astill is the Washington bureau chief and Lexington columnist for The Economist. He is a contributor to Open

Essay
America After Roe vs Wade

Conservative judges have inflamed the culture war by scrapping the constitutional right to abortion

01 July 2022
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How Putin Has United America

Joe Biden is playing a convincing role in the crisis—for scant political reward

04 March 2022
Columns
Woke Americana

The uses and abuses of the extreme new progressivism

26 November 2021
The Enigma of an Ending
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The Enigma of an Ending

Twenty years after 9/11 an American President rewrites his country’s foreign policy and offers himself to popular judgment

10 September 2021
Farewell Kabul, We Hardly Knew Ye
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Farewell Kabul, We Hardly Knew Ye

America has squandered $2 trillion and thousands of lives trying to rebuild Afghanistan. Yet it never seemed to understand it

23 July 2021
America’s Verdict
Columns
America’s Verdict

The racial divide and a boring but radical president

23 April 2021
Essay
Imperfect Pitch

There is more to cricket than winning, even deservedly

12 March 2021
After the Insurrection
Columns
After the Insurrection

Donald Trump is facing ejection from the White House, a second impeachment trial and a mutiny in his party

15 January 2021
Cover Stories
The End of the American Scream

A foreign correspondent’s journal

25 December 2020
Joe Biden: The Day of the Quiet American
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Joe Biden: The Day of the Quiet American

Joe Biden, an error-prone politician but a universally well-liked man, scarcely put a foot wrong during the campaign. Trump and the pandemic made that relatively easy. The President soaked up all the attention, not in a good way. Biden seems to have unseated him with a sense of decency

06 November 2020

Authors

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is a member of Rajya Sabha and the author of several books, including Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.

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