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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

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
USelection
Letter From Washington
Uncle Joe In the Arena

Can Barack Obama’s former vice president stop Donald Trump?

15 May 2019
Trump Up
Essay
Trump Up

The president is vindicated by the Mueller report. But which Democrat will take him on in 2020?

04 April 2019
Cricket stretches from beaches to the streets of St Lucia
Cricket
A Cricketing Calypso

India’s tour to the Caribbean could produce a great contest in the wake of an unforeseen West Indian renaissance

21 February 2019
The Isolation of Donald Trump
Essay
The Isolation of Donald Trump

The braggadocio apart, the American president looks increasingly vulnerable

17 January 2019
Donald Trump
Letter From Washington
The New American Civil War

The president of polarisation and his opponents without a script

21 November 2018

Authors

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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