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Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor

Writing for PS since 2002
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Shashi Tharoor, a former UN under-secretary-general and former Indian Minister of State for External Affairs and Minister of State for Human Resource Development, is an MP for the Indian National Congress. He is the author, most recently, of Ambedkar: A Life (Aleph Book Company, 2022).

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  1. Shashi Tharoor on India-Russia relations, the Quad, Ambedkar, and more
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    Shashi Tharoor on India-Russia relations, the Quad, Ambedkar, and more

    Jan 24, 2023 Shashi Tharoor assesses prevailing Indian perceptions of the Ukraine War, criticizes India’s continued wariness of security pacts, touts affirmative-action programs that guarantee outcomes, not just access to opportunities, and more.

  2. America’s Missing Ambassador to India
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    America’s Missing Ambassador to India

    Jan 9, 2023 Shashi Tharoor criticizes the White House for failing to fill the top diplomatic post at the New Delhi embassy.

  3. India’s Looming Demographic Divide
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    India’s Looming Demographic Divide

    Dec 16, 2022 Shashi Tharoor examines the political implications of growing disparities between the country’s north and south.

  4. The Indian Diaspora Has Arrived
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    The Indian Diaspora Has Arrived

    Nov 7, 2022 Shashi Tharoor reflects on what's driving the growing economic and political clout of emigrants from the subcontinent.

  5. Can India’s Oldest Party Reinvent Itself?
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    Can India’s Oldest Party Reinvent Itself?

    Oct 14, 2022 Shashi Tharoor explains how the main opposition Congress party can energize supporters and galvanize young voters.

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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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