James Astill

James Astill is Senior Editor with The Economist. He was till recently its Washington bureau chief and Lexington columnist. He is a contributor to Open

Cricket stretches from beaches to the streets of St Lucia
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
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
US President Donald Trump
Letter From Washington
Donald Trump: Beware the King of Crazytown

The Donald Trump presidency is pure circus. India should be realistic in its expectations

20 September 2018
Donald Trump
Letter From Washington
Can Trump Be Dumped?

On the first anniversary of his presidency, speculation about the state of Donald Trump’s mental health is leading to some wishful thinking about the chances of removing him

18 January 2018
Crisis, What Crisis?
Crisis, What Crisis?

Donald Trump is unpopular, unsuccessful, the subject of a counter-espionage investigation—and perhaps set fair for re-election

09 November 2017
Donald Trump: ‘I Absolutely Want Talented People Coming In’
Letter From Washington
Donald Trump: ‘I Absolutely Want Talented People Coming In’

Talking trade, China, immigrants and his own presidency with Donald Trump in the Oval Office

18 May 2017
US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter fires a Tomahawk against a target
Letter From Washington
President Trump Fires a Missile

Finally America shows global leadership by launching an air strike on Syria. Still, what’s Donald Trump’s strategic vision?

12 April 2017
Trump speaks to Vladimir Putin over the phone in the presence of his close advisers, January 28th
Letter From Washington
An American Disorder

Five scenarios in case of a Trump trainwreck

22 February 2017
Donald Trump campaigns at the airport in Melbourne, Florida, on 27 September
Dented Trump

Hillary Clinton may have a slight advantage now but in its month-long denouement, the US presidential election is too close to call

05 October 2016


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 several books, including Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj

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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