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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

Uncle Sam Goes Viral
Columns
Uncle Sam Goes Viral

A footloose economy, decentralised democracy and an incompetent president have made America especially vulnerable

03 April 2020
Biden His Time: Is it Joe Biden vs Donald Trump in November?
Essay
Biden His Time: Is it Joe Biden vs Donald Trump in November?

The former Vice President has pulled off a great political comeback

13 March 2020
Inside the President’s Mind
Cover Stories
Inside the President’s Mind

Donald Trump will arrive in Delhi in the most angry and aggrieved state of his presidency

21 February 2020
The Great American Show Trial
Columns
The Great American Show Trial

Republicans close ranks behind their rule-breaker-in-chief. Donald Trump may be stigmatised by impeachment but it’s unlikely to deny him a second term

24 January 2020
Bojo Gets His Mojo
Columns
Bojo Gets His Mojo

A bumper majority for the Tories makes Brexit certain—and the break-up of the United Kingdom highly possible

20 December 2019
Trump on Trial
Columns
Trump on Trial

American diplomacy, as well as Donald Trump’s job prospects, will be on the line with his looming impeachment

22 November 2019
In defence of baseball: It’s not puerile in comparison with cricket
Essays
In defence of baseball: It’s not puerile in comparison with cricket

A remarkable baseball series clinched by the Washington Nationals points to an enduring sporting tradition and the transformation of America’s capital

01 November 2019
A Turmoil Called Trump
Essay
A Turmoil Called Trump

America is in the grip of a historic drama of disruptions

11 October 2019
Modi Hits America
Feature
Modi Hits America

And Trump hugs him back...

27 September 2019
Cricket
Batting for the Naturals

If sport existed only to spread the maximum degree of human happiness, everyone should want India to win all the time

31 May 2019

Authors

Shylashri Shankar

Shylashri Shankar is a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity. Views are personal

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press

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