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Acorn | Nitin Pai's blog

Three thoughts for the Republic

On defending democracy from populists, reminding the Supreme Court of its duty to protect liberty and on upholding representative democracy. For quiet contemplation on Republic Day: Eternal nervousness might be the price of democracy Should liberals relax when populists are democratically elected? Supporters of liberal politicians and parties sometimes do engage in the dubious sport … Continue reading "Three thoughts for the Republic"

Acorn | Nitin Pai's blog

America defeats itself

There will be fewer takers for US promises in Asia now As promised, Donald Trump has pulled the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a regional preferential trade agreement that his predecessor put together to secure American primacy in East Asia against a rising China. It does not matter that the TPP had … Continue reading "America defeats itself"

Acorn | Nitin Pai's blog

Being credible

New Delhi must not buckle to Chinese pressure in its engagement of Indo-Pacific countries. After hiatus of over a year, I resume my monthly column in the Business Standard on the geopolitics and geoeconomics of the Indo-Pacific region. As the edit page is behind a paywall, I will put up unedited drafts, excerpts or the … Continue reading "Being credible"