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PLFS 2019-20: Women Employment in India Rising, But Challenges Remain

The recently-released Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) shows an increase in women's labour market participation. But that's not the full story.

Muzaffarnagar Mahapanchayat: Of Blazing Speeches and Shifting Realities

Some observations on the critical churnings in West Uttar Pradesh from the ground.

Iran Nuclear Deal: Stalled Negotiations, Growing Mistrust

The JCPOA is President Joe Biden's other serious foreign policy challenge, besides Afghanistan. And things aren't looking so good for him.

As Taliban Marches Into Kabul, a Geopolitical Jostle Begins

As the US walks away from Afghanistan, allowing the Taliban to take charge, regional powers are scrambling to get a hang of new political realities.

Why the United States Should Avoid a ‘Maximum Pressure’ Policy on Iran

Cornering Iran over the nuclear deal and its strategic partnership with China could be counterproductive for the Biden administration.

Saudi Arabia-Iran Rapprochement Is Good for Regional Stability, But Spoilers Remain

Recent talks between Riyadh and Tehran are a healthy sign for a more stable Middle East, but American and Israeli interests will play decisive roles.

India Needs a National Wage Policy to Combat Inequalities in the Labour Market

Such a policy could set a standard framework for better wage administration and ensure inclusive growth amongst India's vast workforce.

Assam Election 2021: Unpacking the Bengali Vote Behind the Mandate

The results of this year's assembly election in Assam suggest that the state's already-fractured Bengali vote has been polarised along religious lines.

Why India’s Juvenile Justice Act Defeats Its Own Intent To Ensure Child Welfare

Specific provisions in India's punitive law for minors fails to do what it sets out to achieve - rehabilitative justice and promotion of child welfare.

How Rich Countries Created Major Hurdles in the Global COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

By monopolising vaccine production patents and distribution chains, wealthy nations of the world were able to secure the bulk of global stocks, leaving poorer ones at a disadvantage.