In the exceptionally divisive general election on May 7 in the UK, no party is expected to win a majority. Smaller parties like the SNP are fragmenting votes and another coalition may emerge, or the Conservatives-Liberal Democrats or Labour may seek outside support. With the Scotland issue adding to the divisiveness, the post-poll scenario is precarious
The steps taken by the Indian government to enable private sector involvement in ASEAN have been hesitant. After the recent ASEAN summit in New Delhi, it is time for greater coordination of Indian private industry with government-to-government interaction, which will benefit all members, including India.
Explanations for the riots in England must go deeper than the easy targets of race, consumerist greed, and the socio-economic environment. It is necessary to understand the way socially-wired youth approached the riots as an opportunity for consequence-free action.
Another war, another resolution to divide the UN Security Council, another contravention of a country’s sovereignty: As a coalition of Western military forces target Libya, the outcomes may be all too unexpected.
As the young protesters in Libya struggle to rewrite the contract between the people and their rulers to make them more accountable, the world is reacting in predictable ways.
Mr Cameron’s austerity measures may provide a mutually beneficial opportunity to both India and UK.