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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

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
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

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 an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s Islam

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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