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The Rafale Storm

What does it say about the Government of India that it took an ad hoc decision on the Rafale?

US and France: US and France: Gains of Reconciliation

France poses unique and in some ways paradoxical challenges to US foreign policy. It is too small as a genuine strategic counterweight, but big enough to mobilise significant opposing coalitions.

Fluctuating, Ambivalent Legitimacy of Gender as a Political Category

Debates around the Women's Reservation Bill, whatever their particular stance, have all taken for granted the legitimacy of gender as a political category, in contrast to the fierce controversy that the issue provoked in France in the 1990s over the same issue of political representation of women. With this as a starting point for a reflection on the status of gender in the Indian polity, the author explores the historical fluctuations of gender's legitimacy as a political category, the principles on which this legitimacy is founded and, lastly, its intrinsic ambivalence.

Globalisation: A Saga of Poor Understanding

The experience of the Bolsheviki in the Russian revolution has lessons to offer the Indian left, if only it would read history. Rising from its disarray, the left could make the demand for effective democratic panchayati raj institutions with full autonomy a rallying point for struggle against the current system and so raise mass consciousness.
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