How US civilian control of the military has gone increasingly shaky

By James W. Carden* Washington’s quasi-official court stenographer, Bob Woodward, has just published another “insider” DC account, which he co-authored with the journalist and television fixture Robert Costa, titled Peril. In it, Woodward  and Costa reveal that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Army four-star general Mark Milley, made several calls to … Continue reading How US civilian control of the military has gone increasingly shaky

Decades of disastrous US interventions: It’s time to stop giving isolationism a bad name

By James W. Carden* By James W. Carden* Isolationism’s close association with interwar figures such as Charles Lindbergh and Joseph P. Kennedy has long given it a bad name – and not without reason. Yet, 80 years on from the founding of the America First Committee, it is time to reconsider the policy in light … Continue reading Decades of disastrous US interventions: It’s time to stop giving isolationism a bad name

Good political leaders and intellectuals should converge to achieve inclusive democracy

By Sudhansu R Das The intelligentsia of a country is always expected to strengthen democracy. If the majority of them remain aloof to the election process or misuse their intellect to serve personal interest, political power often slips into the hands of politico businessmen.  When businessmen get power they use it for maximizing profit; price … Continue reading Good political leaders and intellectuals should converge to achieve inclusive democracy

Say no to radical thoughts for permanent peace and prosperity

By Sudhansu R Das The Defense Minister, Mr Rajnath Singh while addressing the Asian Defense Ministers’ Meeting-Plus in a virtual mode said, “Terrorism and radicalization are the gravest threats to peace and security that the world is facing today.” The ADMN-Plus is an association of Southeast Asian Nations and its eight dialogue partners — India, China, Australia, … Continue reading Say no to radical thoughts for permanent peace and prosperity

Proportional representation is the only way to resolve our reservation crisis

By Vidya Bhushan Rawat* This happened about two months back. Though IIT Kharagpur teacher Seema Singh apologised for her abusive remarks against the students of SC-ST-OBCs in an online class, the matter should not have ended there. When the video of her abusive class went viral, I thought whether she was a teacher at the … Continue reading Proportional representation is the only way to resolve our reservation crisis

CoWIN platform and India’s journey towards universal vaccination post the second wave

Arjun Kumar, Ritika Gupta, Chhavi Kapoor, Kashish Babbar, Rohit Mehta* With the rolling out of vaccinations early in the year 2021, there was a need for an efficient vaccination drive to dose about 1.39 billion Indians. To pave the way for a universal and citizen-centric structure of vaccination drive, Honourable Prime Minster unveiled a digital … Continue reading CoWIN platform and India’s journey towards universal vaccination post the second wave

Strengthening CoWIN platform towards universal vaccination

By Arjun Kumar, Ritika Gupta, Kashish Babbar, Chhavi Kapoor, Rohit Mehta ‘The pursuit of equality should not mean the abandonment of digital systems; instead, efforts should be undertaken to make the digital systems inclusive,’ said Dr R S Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority (NHA), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India in a … Continue reading Strengthening CoWIN platform towards universal vaccination