Defining democracy: Biden’s summit is a good context for democracies to remind themselves what the system means

News: USA President hosted the “Summit for Democracy“. There are 100-plus countries that participated in the summit to build a wide-ranging alliance against autocracies. Why China is against this Summit for Democracy? China claimed it does a better job of reflecting “the people’s will”. It also attacked the US dismissal of “forms of democracy” different from… Continue reading Defining democracy: Biden’s summit is a good context for democracies to remind themselves what the system means

Why India’s ancient republics need to be recognised for their place in world history

Synopsis: In the current political thought, Democracy is considered a western idea. But given the evidence from India, this thought needs to be reconsidered. Introduction Indian Prime Minister while addressing the UN General Assembly in New York made an important historical point: India is not just the world’s largest democracy, but also the “mother of… Continue reading Why India’s ancient republics need to be recognised for their place in world history