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Mali’s Predictable Coup Leaves an Unclear Path To Civilian Rule

An interview with Bruce Whitehouse from Lehigh University, who has carried out studies on coups and violent extremism in Mali.

From Brahmaputra Valley to ‘New India’, Cultural Dopers Are Everywhere

Both Assamese and Hindutva nationalisms are populated by social actors who do nothing more than reproducing the dominant class, caste and territorial interests.

How COVID-19 Is Changing Indian Federalism

In India, the COVID-19 pandemic has strengthened the centre's authority and expanded its reach.

50 Years of Bank Nationalisation Ordinance: How Indira Gandhi Steamrolled A Law Into Effect

On 19 July 1969, the Indira Gandhi government attempted to nationalise 14 commercial banks through executive fiat, but not without legal hassles.

The Hagia Sophia Reconversion Is a Cynical Undoing of What Turkey Used to Be

The recent reversal of Istanbul's Hagia Sofia to the status of a mosque from a museum is just the latest manifestation of Erdogan's conservative-authoritarian politics.

Why We Must Speak up for Akhil Gogoi and Other Jailed Political Activists

As the Indian government puts political activists in jail amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it is on the people of India to speak up to protect democracy.

Why #BlackLivesMatter Is Relevant to India: Similar Culture of Police Violence

The murder of George Floyd reaffirmed a deep-seated culture of police violence in the US. In India, the problem is as ubiquitous.

China Moves to Enact a New ‘National Security Law’ to Tame Hong Kong

The recently-passed draft 'national security' law will soon become Beijing's go-to instrument to crush dissent in the semi-autonomous city.

Groundless Optimism, Propaganda and Hopelessness: Modi’s India is a Bleak Place

Prime Minister Narendra Modi represents the great contradiction of Hindutva politics. He promises hope and 'good days', but peddles falsehoods and hubris.

The Givers of India

Attacks on students, riots, pandemic – citizens and civil society groups in Delhi have shown extraordinary solidarity in the face of continuous social and political upheaval.