Tag: elections

Brand Trudeau

Brand Trudeau Wins A Second Term

“Brand Trudeau is: ‘Welcome to the new politics, just like the old politics.’” Shachi Kurl, Angus Reid Institute, The Guardian, Aug 22, 2019 Few politicians come across more as products of hashtag committee management than Justin Trudeau.  His image has been doctored, massaged and spruced, and even then, the Instagram-Twitter […]

Shinzo

The Recent Japanese Elections Might Slow Down The US’ “Indo-Pacific” Strategy

Last month’s Japanese elections saw Prime Minister Abe’s ruling bloc lose its two-thirds parliamentary supermajority needed to change the country’s pacifist constitution, which could seriously slow down the US’ “Indo-Pacific” strategy, especially regarding the formation of an anti-Iranian naval coalition in the Gulf and the possible military expansion of the […]

Modi BIMSTEC

It’s BIMSTEC, Not SAARC

Greater coordination among countries ensures greater integration of resources both logistical and technical. Within a week of coming into power, the new Government has sent its signals wide and clear. It would be interesting to see how Modi 2.0 will shape the neighbourhood policy in the coming years.

Alabama’s Anti-Abortion Law

Challenging Orthodoxies: Alabama’s Anti-Abortion Law

Keeping the Democrats noisily busy is a Trump tactic, and he has kept markedly reticent on not wishing to push views on the Alabama move.  A tweet re-iterated his stance as being “strongly pro-life, with three exceptions – rape, incest and protecting the life of the mother.”  It was, he suggested, “the same position taken by Ronald Reagan.”