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Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor

Writing for PS since 2002
143 commentaries
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Shashi Tharoor, a former UN under-secretary-general and former Indian Minister of State for External Affairs and Minister of State for Human Resource Development, is an MP for the Indian National Congress. He is the author of Pax Indica: India and the World of the 21st Century.

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  1. Pariah India
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    Pariah India

    Feb 17, 2020 Shashi Tharoor laments that the government's intolerant chauvinism is leaving the country increasingly isolated.

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    All Eyes on Germany

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Compared to governance disasters like the United States under President Donald Trump, contemporary Germany looks like a bastion of stability. But recent books by leading German commentators raise the possibility that Europe's largest economy is not ready for prime time as a global actor. 

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    The United States Blues

    Not long ago, America was the unchallenged global hegemon. But as inept leadership fuels an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases amid deepening economic distress and nationwide protests against systemic racism and police violence, many are wondering whether the US can govern itself, much less lead the world.

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