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Indian Coalition Politics 101

Indian Coalition Politics 101

November 10, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Coalition Politics in India for the uninitiated    The Indian parliament in a state of uproar. Source: WeSpeakNews In the 2004 Lok Sabha Elections, the then National Democratic Alliance(NDA) headed by Bhartiya Janta Party garnered 35.3% votes with 185 seats. Subsequently, the formation of United Progressive Alliance(UPA) was a turningRead More

Brazil 2014 : How To Survive Mass Dissent

Brazil 2014 : How To Survive Mass Dissent

October 13, 2014 at 3:55 AM

  Brazil 2014 : How To Survive Mass Dissent And Live to Tell the Story, Starring Dilma Rousseff and the Brazilian Political Establishment  More often than not, events in Brazil resemble the massively popular soap operas that dominate the country. This propensity for drama inevitably influences its politics as well,Read More

Mission Impossible: Evacuating Gaza

Mission Impossible: Evacuating Gaza

October 6, 2014 at 10:53 AM

The Israel-Gaza conflict may now have dropped out of news cycles, but as this war fades from public view, we revisit the options available to Gazans during Operation Protective Edge, and their complicated relationship to their homes. Two months ago at the start of Operation Protective Edge, Jon Stewart commentedRead More

The Double Edged Sword: How Globalization Is Hurting America

The Double Edged Sword: How Globalization Is Hurting America

October 1, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Friedman presents the democratizations of technology, information, and finance as the foundational basis of the link between globalization and democratization and thus, as an extremely desirable and positive development. However, as Friedman points out himself, “globalization is everything and its opposite.” Considering this, one must assess the “opposite” to understand the implications of globalization upon US national security interests.

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The Balancing of Asia: Modi holds the cards?

September 25, 2014 at 5:26 AM

India must decide. The familiar or the bold, Japan or China. Narendra Modi inherited an India drowned in pessimism and devoid of all hope. Mr. Modi portrayed himself as an idealist and a common man. He showed the people the light at the end of the tunnel. He made themRead More

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Beyond Conflict Zones : Violence in Latin America

September 25, 2014 at 4:43 AM

Turmoil in el barrio- With violence in Latin America proving to be a domestic issue worth global concern, InPRA  tells you why you must care. “Syria, Iraq (the soon to be Islamic State?), Mali or South Sudan” would be the answer by many people when asked about the most violentRead More

Russia and her friends: Kazakhstan

Russia and her friends: Kazakhstan

September 23, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Given Putin’s treatement of Ukraine, do Russia’s allies have cause for concern?     The president of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev has been showing signs of engaging in ethnopolitics to preserve the state’s sovereignty. The practice of ethnopolitics has been applied by leaders throughout centuries. It implies theRead More

The Elections in Bolivia : A preview

The Elections in Bolivia : A preview

September 11, 2014 at 5:52 AM

What can we expect from the elections in Bolivia and why? On October 12th of this year, the Bolivian electorate will go to the polls to elect the two chambers of Congress and a President and Vice-President; while democratic contents always draw attention it seems clear that incumbent President Evo MoralesRead More

Ukraine under observation: Where Do The Rebels Go This Winter?

Ukraine under observation: Where Do The Rebels Go This Winter?

September 11, 2014 at 5:38 AM

Winter is coming, the rebels are advancing to South-Eastern Ukraine, the Russian Federation is supplying them with weapons, military vehicles and troops…What do we get if we connect the dots? On September 5 with more than 2600 people dead the Ukrainian Government and the pro-Russian rebels agreed to sign ceasefireRead More

Map describing the capital flight from developing countries.
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The New Development Bank: about shielding or tackling corruption?

September 4, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Western countries have often denounced the systemic corruption in the BRICS. In the hour of the creation of the New Development Bank we can wonder how the phenomenon of corruption is apprehended in those countries and also to what extend the analysis and denunciation of corruption is made “by westernRead More