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Rana Mitter is professor of the history and politics of modern China at St Cross College, Oxford University.
The takeover of Kashmir is a gauntlet waved in the face of the compromises and coalitions that are the hallmarks of democratic politics.
India’s electorate is unpredictable, but the BJP will do much to cement its power.
The effect of a miscalculation could be more devastating than we can imagine.
The Pacific war did not end neatly in 1945.
Much more than a Chinese Anne Boleyn, Cixi engineered a palace coup to place her young son on the throne at the age of just 25.