James Astill

James Astill is a senior editor at The Economist. He has previously headed the magazine’s bureaus in Washington and New Delhi. He is a contributor to Open

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A Desi In 10 Downing Street

Britain’s latest Conservative prime minister—and first of Indian extraction—will at least not be burdened with high expectations. He has an impossible job

28 October 2022
Trump’s Cards

Will it be the White House or prison for the ex-president?

07 October 2022
America After Roe vs Wade

Conservative judges have inflamed the culture war by scrapping the constitutional right to abortion

01 July 2022
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How Putin Has United America

Joe Biden is playing a convincing role in the crisis—for scant political reward

04 March 2022
Woke Americana

The uses and abuses of the extreme new progressivism

26 November 2021
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
America’s Verdict

The racial divide and a boring but radical president

23 April 2021
Imperfect Pitch

There is more to cricket than winning, even deservedly

12 March 2021
After the Insurrection
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


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 the author of, among several titles, Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan. His latest book is Gandhi: A Life in Three Campaigns

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and a founding member of the governing council of India Foundation. He is the author of, among other titles, Partitioned Freedom and The Hindutva Paradigm

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is an author and columnist. Views are personal.


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