Patna to Pennsylvania Avenue ft. Milan Vaishnav | Election Month #2


We just witnessed the conclusion of two key elections – the United States Presidential race and Bihar State Assembly Elections closer to home. The results in both elections will have huge repercussions for India. The incoming US President has wide discretion in setting the tone of foreign policy and signals a dramatic shift from the past 4 years, the victor, whereas the NDA’s victory in Bihar would come as a relief to PM Modi as he approaches the midway point of his second term.

Join Abhishek and Rishika as they talk to Milan Vaishnav, Senior Fellow and Director of the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, host of the Grand Tamasha podcast, political economy expert, and columnist at the Hindustan Times, as they discuss what a potential Biden presidency means for India, populism in Bihar and Washington, Indian American voter attitudes and whether Trump-ism is here to stay!

0:00-6:05 Introduction
06:05-09:47 Election systems: US vs India
09:47-14:54 The future of Trump-ism
14:54-22:19 Indian-American voter attitudes
22:20-29:30 Biden Administration Outlook for India
29:31-33:30 Can India’s opposition learn from Biden?
33:31-47:06 Bihar Election Takeaways

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