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  1. Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on March 15, 2016. Narendra Modi / Flickr

    Hindutva’s Forward March

    Achin Vanaik
    23 September 2017
    Article

    This March, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won regional elections in four out of five states, including Uttar Pradesh (UP). This huge prize represents a qualitative advance for the party and the Hindu nationalist Sangh Parivar it represents, giving greater legitimacy to their long-term goal of establishing a Hindu state in all but name.

  2. Mike Marqusee, analista brillante y creativo, activista y amigo

    Achin Vanaik
    28 January 2015
    Article

    Sentimos profundamente la pérdida de Mike Marqusee, colaborador y aliado del Transnational Institute. Mike murió el 13 de enero de 2015 de mieloma múltiple, un cáncer de la médula ósea.

  3. Tony Benn: Committed Democratic Socialist

    Achin Vanaik
    22 April 2014
    Article

    No British politician who has also served in government was ever subjected to as much hostility and calumny from the Tory Party, from the mainstream media, or even from senior colleagues in his own Labour Party as was Anthony Wedgewood Benn.

  4. Africa: Future Trajectories for BRICS

    Achin Vanaik
    21 March 2013
    Article

    Despite much optimism, there are clear indications that BRICS lacks the capacity to function as a powerful and innovative new force in the realm of global politics and governance.

  5. Corrective to Dominant Discourse on Growth and Development

    Achin Vanaik
    08 January 2013
    Article

    Bookreview of Growth, Inequality and Social Development in India: Is Inclusive Growth Possible?

  6. Perspectivas de futuro de la izquierda india

    Achin Vanaik
    21 November 2012
    Article

    Tras las elecciones de 2009, la izquierda parlamentaria sufrió tal derrota que cabría definir la situación actual como de crisis. ¿Pero qué está haciendo la izquierda para darle la vuelta a la situación?

  7. Future Perspectives for the Mainstream Indian Left

    Achin Vanaik
    23 October 2012
    Article

    After the last 2009 elections the parliamentary left has clearly suffered so serious a defeat that it would not be out of place to describe the current situation as one of crisis.  How does this mainstream left seek to revive itself?

  8. Accepting Fait Accompli

    Achin Vanaik
    25 May 2011
    Article

    India should not use the Mazen-Beilin understandings of October 1995 as a base for foreign policy regarding the Israel - Palestine conflict. Any outline of parameters based on this document endorses brutality, illegality and voraciousness of colonial rule.

  9. Book review - Maoist and Other Armed Conflicts.

    Achin Vanaik
    25 May 2011
    Article

    The authors provide a remarkably comprehensive and lucidly written survey of the armed conflicts currently taking place within India.

  10. The Nuclear Crisis in Japan: a Wake-Up Call for India

    Achin Vanaik, Praful Bidwai
    31 March 2011
    Article

    The Japanese crisis is a wake up call for India, which is currently building of one of the world's largest nuclear power plants at Jaitapur, despite massive popular protest. When such a disaster can occur in an industrially advanced country like Japan, India, whose atomic agency is notorious for its poor safety standards, needs to rethink its nuclear ambitions.

  11. On No Fly Zones as a form of external military intervention

    Achin Vanaik
    31 March 2011
    Article

    Should foreign powers ever claim the right to intervene or should the people of a country overthrow their own dictators? Do interventionists not always have ulterior motives that could undermine the people's sovereignty over their struggle and it's outcomes?

  12. Indian anti-nuclear group demands moratorium on new reactor construction

    Achin Vanaik, Praful Bidwai, Anil Chaudhary
    16 March 2011
    Article

    Around a hundred thousand people perished in Chernobyl. The toll from the nuclear disaster in Fukushima is likely to be high. The CNDP demands a moratorium on all further civilian nuclear activities in India and thorough review and transparent audit of the safety performance of all nuclear reactors.

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    Video: Re-orienting the Left: India

    Achin Vanaik, Prof. Michael Lowy, Emeritus Research Director in Social Sciences at the National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris, Francesco Martone
    23 January 2011
    Multi-media

    No single political movement in India should assume that it represents the nucleus of a radical left alternative, but be ready to build principled alliances.

  14. The Issue of Nuclear Terrorism

    Achin Vanaik
    29 April 2010
    Article

    The hyped up discourse at this month's nuclear summit centred on preventing the transfer of nuclear weapons to non-state actors or “irresponsible” state actors, thus skirting away from the primary problem – that of state terrorism in both its nuclear and non-nuclear forms.

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    The three legacies of Darwin

    Achin Vanaik
    14 January 2010
    Article

    The legacy of Darwin is not only the knowledge that there is a biological continuum between the animal and the human worlds, but also that there is a link between culture and nature. If only mainstream economics could learn from the life sciences which Darwin did so much to nourish, it might recognise that you cannot have unlimited growth in a finite world.

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    What's behind Obama's rhetoric of nuclear restraint?

    Achin Vanaik
    05 October 2009
    Article
    The discourse of concern about nuclear non-proliferation by the biggest and most obscene of all nuclear culprits – the US – serves admirably as one line of attack on countries like Iran and as a disguise for the US’s deeper and wider motives in West and East Asia.
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    The left must keep left

    Achin Vanaik
    19 June 2009
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    »Indien ist nach rechts gerückt«

    Achin Vanaik, Interview von Gerhard Klas
    29 April 2009
    Article
    Koalition unter Führung der Kongreß-Partei oder unter der rechtsgerichteten Hindu-Partei BJP – wirtschaftspolitisch ist es egal, wer bei den Wahlen gewinnt. Ein Gespräch mit Achin Vanaik
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    Obama and hopes for global nuclear disarmament

    Achin Vanaik
    22 April 2009
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    Although Obama's promises on nuclear disarmament should not be exaggerated, the announced shift in the US nuclear policy offers a glimmer of hope. Outlining the key treaties regulating the spread and testing of nuclear weapons, Achin Vanaik explores the prospects the new US presidency offers to the goal of disarmament and suggests strategies for civic action to further the cause.
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    Empire of the periphery

    Achin Vanaik
    12 September 2008
    Article
    Kagarlitsky’s new account of Russia’s past represents the best type of balanced history, coming from those who opposed the power elites of the past refusing to accept their dishonesties and prejudices.

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