Analysis

Will India’s political monsoon season drown the next push for reform?

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28 Nov 2011
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Region: 
Asia
  • Ministers, the media, business leaders and the civil service in India openly describe 2011 as the worst year for governance in India’s recent history and a political inflection point in the seemingly unstoppable upward trajectory of the last decade. 
  • The pressure is now on the UPA...

The pain in Spain: why the Rajoy government won’t expect a honeymoon

Author: 
21 Nov 2011
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Region: 
EU/Eurozone
  • As much as any European election in recent memory, the political economy for the new Spanish conservative government looks extraordinarily limiting. New Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will have – and will expect to have -no political honeymoon either domestically or in Europe.
  • He...

What Cannes Couldn't

Author: 
14 Nov 2011
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Region: 
Multilateral
  • The G20 Summit in Cannes last weekend told us a lot about the state of global economic diplomacy at the end of 2011. The sweeping French agenda for their Presidency was slimmed down not just by events, but by the hugely difficult reality of consensus building in a group as eclectic as the...