Europe’s member states have, for the most part, let their tumultuous histories remain in the past. But every now and again, an issue springs up.
Rutvij Merchant's three-part series on India, examining the Seven Sisters, AFSPA, and the growing illiberal sentiment within political and civil society.
The growing illiberal sentiment among the Indian political class and civil society is especially concerning at a time when the values that gird the modern Indian state are in extreme flux.
The Indian Home Ministry’s recent decision to extend the notorious Armed Forces Special Powers Act to the far-flung state of Arunachal Pradesh reflects an alarmingly heavy-handed and illiberal approach to quelling social unrest.
As the locus of India’s foreign policy shifts eastwards, it is ironic that the Indian northeast remains as neglected as ever in New Delhi’s domestic policy calculations.