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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

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US Elections: Missing the Leader

The rise of Donald Trump is a sign of deep conflict and malaise in the Republican Party. Still, it is premature for Hillary Clinton to smile

29 October 2015
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Ashes 2015: Dust to Dust

A thrilling and unexpected series victory for England in the Ashes of 2015 points to a troubling cultural change in world cricket

20 August 2015
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Is David Cameron the last Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?

Britain’s general election has produced a stunning victory for the Conservatives. Yet the stability it has brought may be fleeting as Prime Minister David Cameron faces a House of Commotions

14 May 2015
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INTO THE UNKNOWN

Labour or Tory, the 7 May election poses a big threat to the United Kingdom. JAMES ASTILL takes a train ride with Prime Minister David Cameron to gauge the mood of a politically broken Britain

30 April 2015
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BRING BACK THE BOWLERS

Now that would be a subplot to watch out for in this World Cup

12 February 2015
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Big Dreams in an Impossible Job

Can Ashraf Ghani save Afghanistan? The new President in conversation with James Astill

11 December 2014
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Is it the end of the Cricket Nation?

India’s Test humiliation in England tells a bleak story of the future of a great Indian obsession

04 September 2014
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The end of Britain?

An impending referendum in Scotland could bring about the end of a 307-year-old union—and the most successful nation state in history

10 July 2014
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What Modi can learn from 2009

The Political Editor of The Economist returns to the last General Election to make sense of India 2014

18 April 2014

Authors

Shylashri Shankar

Shylashri Shankar is a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

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

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press

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