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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

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
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

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 National General Secretary of the BJP and Director of India Foundation

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

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