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Tracking and building each element of the vaccine architecture should be the single-most important governance priority over the next year.(REUTERS)

Build a vaccine architecture

UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 06:32 AM IST
The procurement, distribution, affordability of vaccines must be the top priority
The support base of RJD and JD(U) have dictated the varying governance priorities of the two parties in power(AP Dube/Hindustan Times)
The support base of RJD and JD(U) have dictated the varying governance priorities of the two parties in power(AP Dube/Hindustan Times)

In Bihar, how caste shapes politics and governance

By Poulomi Chakrabarti
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 06:38 AM IST
What do the results say about social balance of power? Though most parties attempted to reach out beyond their core social base, there were some predictable patterns
Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the 2019 new year, Arunachal Pradesh(PTI)
Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the 2019 new year, Arunachal Pradesh(PTI)

As the LAC heats up, reading China’s playbook

By Shyam Saran
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 11:41 AM IST
It is aiming to change facts on the ground, incrementally alter the balance of power, and assert its dominance
The logic of protests requires a receptive government, to acknowledge dissent, and open dialogue to build a fresh consensus. However, the government has not only chosen to disregard the protests; it has chosen to also use these as a counterpoint to consolidate majority(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
The logic of protests requires a receptive government, to acknowledge dissent, and open dialogue to build a fresh consensus. However, the government has not only chosen to disregard the protests; it has chosen to also use these as a counterpoint to consolidate majority(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

The anti-CAA protests have hit a wall. Here is why

By Ruchi Gupta
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2020 07:26 PM IST
Will protests remain an expression of citizen’s dissent or evolve into a political movement? Protesters must decide
NCP leader Ajit Pawar with chief minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray after taking oath as deputy chief minister during the swearing-in ceremony at Vidhan Bhavan on Monday.(ANI)
NCP leader Ajit Pawar with chief minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray after taking oath as deputy chief minister during the swearing-in ceremony at Vidhan Bhavan on Monday.(ANI)

Ajit flexes muscles in NCP, Congress tries to maintain balance of power

Hindustan Times | By Shailesh Gaikwad
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 12:34 AM IST
As expected, Ajit Pawar is back at the helm
NATO summit, Watford, Britain, December 4. In the past, India tended to see NATO as an instrument of Western dominance(REUTERS)
NATO summit, Watford, Britain, December 4. In the past, India tended to see NATO as an instrument of Western dominance(REUTERS)

At 70, NATO is weak and divided | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2019 08:18 PM IST
It, however, has a role to play in the global balance of power
Based upon the principle that ecological conservation is best achieved in cooperation with indigenous forest dwellers – and by recognising them as rights-bearers, the FRA takes away power from forest bureaucracy, and vests it in some of the most vulnerable and marginalised citizens of our polity(AP)
Based upon the principle that ecological conservation is best achieved in cooperation with indigenous forest dwellers – and by recognising them as rights-bearers, the FRA takes away power from forest bureaucracy, and vests it in some of the most vulnerable and marginalised citizens of our polity(AP)

Don’t dilute the RTI and the forest rights Acts

By Gautam Bhatia
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2019 07:41 PM IST
It is also important to remember that both these laws were the product of sustained, grassroots-level social movements. Consequently, perhaps the surest remedy against possible future dilution may lie not in judicial challenges (although that remains important), but in popular mobilisation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President, Donald Trump, Manila, November 13, 2017. In terms of comprehensive national interest, the relationship with the United States (US) remains critical for India(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President, Donald Trump, Manila, November 13, 2017. In terms of comprehensive national interest, the relationship with the United States (US) remains critical for India(PTI)

India must refresh its foreign policy

By Arun K Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2019 07:34 PM IST
As the global power balance shifts, the next government will face several challenges
A view of Lhasa, Tibet, on March 27, 2019.(VCG via Getty Images)
A view of Lhasa, Tibet, on March 27, 2019.(VCG via Getty Images)

Review: Will Tibet Ever Find Her Soul Again? by Claude Arpi

Hindustan Times | By Thubten Samphel
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 05:59 PM IST
Claude Arpi’s new book is particularly relevant as China rolls out the Belt and Road Initiative
With the Lok Sabha elections looking truly open, amid intense efforts by various parties to set up alternative ‘fronts’ and alliances, Delhi’s political circles appear to have arrived at a consensus — the era of coalitions will be back this year.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)
With the Lok Sabha elections looking truly open, amid intense efforts by various parties to set up alternative ‘fronts’ and alliances, Delhi’s political circles appear to have arrived at a consensus — the era of coalitions will be back this year.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)

Is it time for the return of coalition politics in India?

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2019 02:27 PM IST
The question is not whether a coalition will return. That is inevitable. Here is the question for 2019: what will be the balance of power of the next coalition? This question will shape its direction, politics and policy, as a glimpse back at recent history reveals.
The CBI crisis has been caused by allegations that some officers within the organisation have misused their autonomy, sadly not an uncommon happening(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
The CBI crisis has been caused by allegations that some officers within the organisation have misused their autonomy, sadly not an uncommon happening(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

The moot question: Who will guard the guardians?

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2018 06:06 PM IST
Its clear that India’s guardians, its institutions, are failing to hold power to account. They are failing because the government is trespassing on the autonomy of the unelected institutions
What’s the big trend in today’s international politics? Out with the old, in with something new. Voters around the world are looking for someone else. Anyone else. Someone they believe can help them regain control of their lives and get them off the path they believe they’re now on.(AFP)
What’s the big trend in today’s international politics? Out with the old, in with something new. Voters around the world are looking for someone else. Anyone else. Someone they believe can help them regain control of their lives and get them off the path they believe they’re now on.(AFP)

The US market collapse has remade our world

UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 04:50 PM IST
And there is surely more to come. How do we prepare for a world where, two years from now, the country you care most about may be governed by someone you’ve never heard of and a political party that doesn’t yet exist? The pace of change is head-spinning.
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