Sushil Aaron was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers. He no longer works with the Hindustan Times.
Articles by Sushil Aaron
Justin Trudeau to Jacinda Ardern: Younger politicians are taking over the world
Summary: A new generation of leaders seem able to tap into disaffection, promising change and speaking to the concerns of the excluded. What does the future hold for India?
Updated on Oct 26, 2017 05:57 PM IST
How Facebook and Google are leading us to a ‘world without mind’
Franklin Foer’s ‘World Without Mind’ shows how Big Tech is reshaping humanity, democracy and world culture at large.
Published on Oct 21, 2017 11:50 PM IST
Doklam crisis: Is China pushing India back for its ‘assertive bilateral diplomacy’?
China’s motivations for initiating the crisis through building the road at Doklam are still a matter of guesswork. It may be seeking to achieve several purposes at once.
Updated on Oct 07, 2017 10:28 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi makes the case for social peace as a public good in India
The Congress is likely to persist with the view that peace can, at its best, unlock the country’s energies or at the least ensure that no more damage is done to the social fabric. This message can resonate.
Updated on Sep 22, 2017 03:09 PM IST
How do ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir actually happen?
Local military dynamics and the conditions under which India, Pakistan troops face each other play a significant role in provoking violence, says a new study. There are steps that governments can take to address the situation.
Updated on Sep 18, 2017 11:51 PM IST
Chhattisgarh is what happens to India’s democracy when few are watching
An internal report by the CRPF blamed ‘the lack of intelligence, poor leadership on the ground, low morale and a lack of adequate training’ for the Sukma attack in Chhattisgarh.
Updated on Sep 05, 2017 12:08 PM IST
The Steve Bannon way of winning elections will shape democracies elsewhere
To get a sense as to what he’s capable of, it’s worth reading Joshua Green’s excellent book Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency.
Updated on Aug 21, 2017 10:11 PM IST
Sikkim standoff: Why China is challenging India now
Not only is India militarily not in a position to challenge China now, the direction the BJP is taking the country undermines India’s capabilities as a power and leaves it in no position to deter China’s aggression for years to come.
Updated on Jul 20, 2017 06:51 PM IST
Is China punishing India for its Belt and Road stance while testing Modi and Trump?
The Sikkim standoff could be an act of dominance by Beijing aimed at showing the world who’s in charge in Asia
Updated on Jul 04, 2017 05:48 PM IST
Why the BJP has no incentive to stop the lynching of Muslims in India | Opinion
The Opposition is powerless, the police are bystanders, courts have not shown interest and the BJP feels it will no longer lose elections.
Updated on Jul 16, 2017 07:23 AM IST
UK election ‘debate’: Can Jeremy Corbyn maintain the momentum against Theresa May?
The world awaits to see if the populism sweeping Europe will take a progressive turn in Britain.
Updated on Jun 04, 2017 08:33 AM IST
EVM row: AAP, Congress mainstream the view that the BJP may never lose an election again
Several opposition parties, including the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP and the Mayawati-led BSP, have alleged that EVMs were tampered with in the February-March assembly elections in 5 states and the just-concluded civic polls in Delhi.
Updated on Jun 01, 2017 10:37 AM IST
What Indians should know about war before demanding a military crackdown in Kashmir, Chhattisgarh | Opinion
A country must defend its borders and take security seriously but leaders should be judged not by their readiness to deploy force on their citizens but for their ability to create conditions where soldiers and civilians do not live with deep psychological burdens.
Updated on May 18, 2017 07:57 AM IST
The Modi government has a new model for managing Kashmir
The Centre’s policy in Jammu and Kashmir is likely to be marked by more crackdowns and a deliberate disregard for the authority of the state government.
Updated on May 26, 2017 07:19 AM IST
Attack on Africans: Envoys show the mirror to what India has become
Regrettably, India is also known for breakdown in the rule of law. It is known for the lynching of people on the mere suspicion of possessing beef, the relentless targeting of Muslims by political leaders, a social media sphere steeped in hate speech and misogyny.
Updated on May 30, 2017 04:16 PM IST
Why India needs to take China’s One Belt One Road initiative seriously
OBOR aims to build land and sea links between China and Europe through roads, railway lines, power projects and ports in potentially over 60 countries.
Updated on Mar 31, 2017 04:59 PM IST
Hindustan Timnes, New Delhi | BySushil Aaron
Is Yogi Adityanath a candidate to succeed Narendra Modi in the future?
The party has again underlined that the use of intimidation and extreme rhetoric to establish one’s brand does not go unnoticed and will be rewarded over time.
Updated on Mar 20, 2017 02:28 PM IST
Narendra Modi’s UP victory, the BJP and India’s political future
The BJP has achieved dominance but will India be stable? That depends on how the party chooses to govern.
Updated on Mar 14, 2017 02:06 PM IST
ABVP, BJP and the art of controlling political conversation in India
The ABVP recognises that JNU student leaders like Kanhaiya Kumar, Khalid and Rashid have emerged as impressive public figures who can speak forcefully on a range of political issues – and thus it wants to oppose them in whatever way possible to limit their influence.
Updated on Mar 01, 2017 09:19 AM IST
Can Narendra Modi win elections using Big Data as Trump did?
How Big Data works in politics is fascinatingly relayed in the article.
Updated on Feb 06, 2017 03:13 PM IST
Donald Trump’s outburst at Turnbull set to change calculations in Australia, Asia
The dust may settle soon but policymakers in Australia and Asia will be aware of the chilling effect a figure like Trump has on bureaucratic outreach. They will perhaps come to assume unpredictability as the default stance of the Trump administration, owing to his need to posture abroad for burnishing his domestic credentials.
Updated on Feb 03, 2017 09:56 AM IST
What the next India-China war might look like
China looms large in the minds of India’s planners – owing to its large military budget, its modernisation plans and the aggressive posturing in the South China Sea – but there is not enough public discussion as to what a future India-China war might look like.
Updated on Jan 28, 2017 09:31 AM IST
What will US President Donald Trump’s Asia policy look like
Neither Washington nor Beijing may possess the experience or a playbook for managing a relationship that is so deeply interdependent yet simultaneously filled with complex bilateral frictions and geostrategic rivalry.
Updated on Jan 25, 2017 02:34 PM IST
Will Donald Trump listen to Ashley Tellis’ advice on India and China
Ashley Tellis, a Mumbai-born scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, is an authoritative voice on India-US ties and is tipped to be Donald Trump’s envoy to New Delhi.
Updated on Jan 23, 2017 12:18 PM IST
Why Donald Trump will not win his battle with US intelligence agencies
It is unlikely that US intelligences services will yield to Trump when it comes to Russia because accommodation with Moscow through a possibly compromised figure threatens the internal coherence of US national security institutions.
Updated on Jan 17, 2017 12:13 PM IST
How US intel report on elections will affect Trump, Putin and the world
US intelligence agency’s assessment that Russian president Vladimir Putin had ordered an “influence campaign” to help president-elect Donald Trump will generate heated debate in Washington and exert greater pressure on Trump to rethink his keenness on developing friendly ties with Russia.
Updated on Jan 07, 2017 04:52 PM IST
Why India may matter less in world politics during a Trump presidency
To increase its wiggle room, Delhi needs to find ways to express its strategic autonomy in ways that suits India’s interests while ensuring that US, Russia and China do not perceive its moves as being (too) opportunistic.
Updated on Jan 03, 2017 01:05 PM IST
Rise of the right in 2016: Europe’s political landscape has changed
Syrian refugees and terror attacks have paved the way for right-wing parties and personalities to prosper. Anti-immigration, anti-EU and anti-Muslim platforms are now shaping politics in Europe.
Updated on Dec 28, 2016 04:10 PM IST
What can governments do when jobs run out?
Discussions on India’s economy focus on the ease of doing business, addressing the deficit in education and skills and recapitalisation of banks to unlock investment. But as automation makes more jobs redundant, policymakers cannot put off discussing universal basic income as an option, even if it is expensive.
Updated on Dec 29, 2016 12:26 PM IST
How technology will destroy low-wage and middle class jobs the world over
Rise of the Robots underlines that we have to rethink the assumption that education and reskilling on the job will lead to better prospects.
Updated on Dec 29, 2016 12:23 PM IST