Amitabh Pal

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Amitabh Pal of Madison, Wisconsin is writing a book about the global rise of right-wing populism, including in the United States and India. 


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With his re-election, rightwing populists of various stripes are firmly in charge of many of the world’s largest democracies. Read more



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Haley and her colleagues who are well-placed to influence policies doing so much harm to fellow community members seem to be instead incredibly indifferent. Read more


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How the right-wing leader of the world’s largest secular democracy is imitating and providing pointers to Trump. Read more



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The unlikely collaborators dream of unity between two nations with a tumultuous history––and reveal startling secrets from the deep state. Read more


Indian Americans working for Trump are closing their eyes to their compatriots’ distress. Read more


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Licensing arrangements in India have raked in at least $1.6 million for Trump’s company and perhaps as much as $11 million in royalties since 2014. Read more

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The principal difference between the economy now and the new economy would be the restructuring of the energy sector. Read more


"Wouldn’t the billions being given to Israel be better spent at home in their own country?” Read more


This year’s Nobel Peace Prize recognizes labor’s important role in the one success story of the Arab Spring. Read more


“Even though we have helped organize so many women, we believe that rights are not enough." Read more

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The barrage of anti-Muslim rhetoric in the Republican primary appeals to a very specific segment of the party’s base. Read more


Author Juan Cole offers his take on the Middle East, and what that means for progressives. Read more

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President Obama recently welcomed into the White House one of the most problematic leaders on the planet. Read more

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During a recent vacation trip to the South Dakota Badlands, my family and I made a short detour to a defunct nuclear missile silo. The Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is managed by the National Park Service. The rocket on display here... Read more


Photo by Mrs. Gemstone On the seventieth anniversary of the U.S. use of the atom bomb against Japan, Gar Alperovitz believes the most important lessons have not been learned. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6, 1945, and Aug... Read more

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Syria needs international help. Read more

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Photo by Matt DiGirolamo Never mind the fact that Mohammod Abdulazeez, the Chattanooga shooter, was gravely mentally troubled and abused alcohol and drugs. Also never mind that, by some estimates, rightwing extremists have killed five times as... Read more

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As their reaction to the Iran nuclear agreement shows, the GOP presidential candidates have similarly belligerent attitudes on international issues. Read more

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Photo by Derek Bridges Governors Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley have both been revealing their discomfort with their own skin. The Louisiana governor has announced that he's bidding for the GOP presidential nomination, which for him means run... Read more

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Photo by Sam Valadi International financial institutions are playing a game of chicken with Greece. Let’s hope they back down. “Ultimately, the European authorities—including the German government—are going to make some concessions because ... Read more

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