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Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor

Writing for PS since 2002
140 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

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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    The Trump Presidency Turns Deadly

    Elizabeth Drew

    Harry Truman famously had a sign on his White House desk that read, “The buck stops here”: ultimate responsibility for the country’s welfare rests with the president. Now contrast that with how the current occupant of the Oval Office has handled the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    China and America Are Failing the Pandemic Test

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    All national leaders must put their country’s interests first, but the important question is how broadly or narrowly they define those interests. Both China and the US are responding to COVID-19 with an inclination toward short-term, zero-sum approaches, and too little attention to international institutions and cooperation.

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