Bharat Wariavwalla

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  • Bharat Wariavwalla is an Honorary Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.

    Now The Right in Berlin: The German Elections of 2017

    The CDU’s likely coalition partners are the Green Party and the Free Democrats. Such a coalition can work because all partners share a common design on European Unity and socio-economic policies at home.

    September 26, 2017

    Britain and the European Union: Exit Now, Re-enter Later

    The EU needs Britain and Britain equally needs Europe. So, an arrangement that exists today between EU and Norway could well be a model for Britain.

    June 14, 2017

    A Defining Moment for France and Europe

    Two clashing visions of France were before the French voters. They chose, with many reservations, Macron and rejected Le Pen, but not wholly, for, her opposition to the EU, in some measure, enjoys the support of a sizeable section of French society.

    May 09, 2017

    Thinking with Kissinger about World Order

    In tranquil times or troubled times reflective persons have asked why our world is where it is today. E. H. Carr wrote about the troubled years between the two world wars. The years of the Soviet–American confrontation, made frightfully deadly by the possession of nuclear weapons by the two antagonists, prompted many scholars and statesmen to think of the different kinds of world order that could spare humanity a nuclear holocaust.

    May 2016

    State, Secularism and Democracy

    Democracy has spread spontaneously and swiftly in an area of the world generally thought to be immune to political changes: West Asia and North Africa (WANA). An incident of common occurrence in Third World countries—a policeman extorting money from a fruit vendor—sparked this surge for democracy, which spread rapidly from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea in some two months. On December 17, 2010, a fruit vendor, Mohammed Razzack, set himself on fire to protest against a policeman extorting money from him.

    May 2014

    Response to Comments

    Right away I plead guilty to Amitabh Mattoo's charge that I am not sufficiently sensitive to the critique of interdependence. In writing this article, I had in my mind the influential columnists on strategic affairs who talk often persistently, loudly and incoherently, that we are a ‘balancer’ between China and America. What this balance is and how a six-power global balance (US, Europe, Japan, China, India and Russia) has emerged is not explained with any consistency and coherence by these columnists. But they are influential opinion-makers and also decision-makers.

    July 2010

    Name of the Game Is Interdependence

    Lawrence Summers, United States President Barack Obama's chief economic advisor and formerly secretary of treasury in the second term of the Clinton administration, once said that there was a ‘balance of financial terror’ between the US and its financial creditors, primarily China and Japan. Today, China, holding some $800 billion in US treasury bonds and some $2 trillion worth of currency reserves wields financial terror against the US.

    July 2010

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