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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

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
Cover Story
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
Is It Really Over For Trump?
Essays
Is It Really Over For Trump?

As America inches towards a November thriller

02 October 2020
Columns
Kamala Harris: A Devi for the Oval?

Joe Biden’s choice of Kamala Harris as running mate promises glory for Indian-Americans—but no special favours to India

21 August 2020
A Referendum on Trump: Will the Base Hold?
Essay
A Referendum on Trump: Will the Base Hold?

Donald Trump gets a reality check four months before the presidential election

10 July 2020
The Pandemic Presidency of Trump: 100,000 Dead
Features
The Pandemic Presidency of Trump: 100,000 Dead

The pandemic is dangerously exacerbating the deep political divisions in America

29 May 2020
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

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 nine books, including the award-winning Water, Peace, and War : Confronting the Global Water Crisis

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s IslamWhile

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of ‘JNU: Nationalism and India’s Uncivil Wars’. Views are personal.

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