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  • Elections in PoK and Protests in Kashmir Valley: The Linkage

    Elections in PoK and Protests in Kashmir Valley: The Linkage

    The political reality in PoK is that ‘azadi’ is a chimera, and substantive control of the area is shared between terrorist organisations such as the LeT and HM and the political elite of Islamabad. However, a narrative has been fed in the Kashmir Valley that Pakistan is a more favourable option than India.

    July 28, 2016

    The Rajapakse ‘Coup’ and Upcoming Parliamentary Election in Sri Lanka

    The Rajapakse ‘Coup’ and Upcoming Parliamentary Election in Sri Lanka

    For the people of Sri Lanka the choice is clear – between de-democratisation represented by Rajapakse and his supporters, and democratisation represented by Sirisena and his political allies.

    July 28, 2015

    Bangladesh: Mayoral Elections unable to resolve Political Deadlock

    Bangladesh: Mayoral Elections unable to resolve Political Deadlock

    Confrontational politics is not new in Bangladesh. But it seems to have intensified in the last few months, especially after the unofficial main opposition, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), decided to launch protests on the first anniversary of the 2014 parliamentary elections in order to force the Sheikh Hasina-led Awami League government to step down. The BNP considers the January 5, 2014 parliamentary elections as illegal and hence the government in power as illegitimate.

    May 01, 2015

    Sri Lankan Presidential Elections: India’s Stance

    It will be in India`s interest to adopt a neutral posture vis-à-vis the contestants in the January 2015 Sri Lankan Presidential elections.

    December 15, 2014

    Tunisia stands out

    Tunisia stands out

    With the conclusion of the parliamentary and presidential elections, based on a constitution that finely balances the country’s Islamic heritage with the need for modernity, Tunisia has done what Egypt has failed to do.

    December 31, 2014

    The 2014 Mid-term Elections in the United States

    There are many reasons for the decision of the people to vote for the Republican Party in these elections ranging from economy,
    governance, foreign policy decisions, the mid-term factor and mostly President Obama's unpopularity

    December 17, 2014

    2014 General Elections in Kashmir Valley: Incidents of Violence and its Impact

    The background study looks at incidence of violence in the Kashmir Valley during the 2014 parliamentary elections and the correlation of violence to voter turnout. This study also lists out various actors responsible for violence and the trends in voting patterns from different regions of the Valley.

    September 25, 2014

    For Now, it is Ballot over Bullet in Afghanistan

    It is not merely about change in leadership; it is about ushering the country into a ‘decade of transformation’. The most immediate challenge before the incumbent government and the relevant election and security institutions is to sustain and strengthen the people’s engagement in the process.

    April 18, 2014

    Implications of India`s Services Voters

    India has had a healthy tradition of the armed forces personnel being apolitical while being allowed to exercise their democratic right of voting in the electoral process. While the state police and central police and para-military units have been in the front tier of security network during the elections, the armed forces have discharged a crucial auxiliary-cum-supportive role.

    April 09, 2014

    Hong Kong Elections: Limits of One Country, Two Systems Model

    At its core is Beijing’s fear of having a chief executive in Hong Kong who is locally popular and vocally critical about Beijing's policies. Fear perhaps also emanate from Beijing’s concerns of spillover effects on the mainland if a full-fledged democracy in Hong Kong were to succeed since at home the CCP continues to grapple with the problems of corruption, inequality and inflation.

    March 28, 2014

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