Category Archives: Leadership

The Stars Just Refuse to Align for President Park By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0002/2017 Courtesy: DNA This would never have happened in India where yogis, sadhus, sadhvis and munis flourish in politics and use their political proximity to even build business empires. These ‘higher beings’ are perceived to be above politics, institutions and even the laws of the land. This facet of Indian politics has been visible even at the highest level since the time Gulzarilal Nanda broke through Indira… Read Article →

China: The Interconnection between Tradition and the Thinking of Leaders in Modern Era; By D. S. Rajan

CAS article no. 0052/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies Tradition has been and will continue to be a key factor influencing the policy making process being undertaken in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Students of history cannot miss that due to China’s long and continuous civilization, there always exists a strong interconnection between the country’s conceptual thinking in the modern era and its ancient precedents; needless to say… Read Article →

Collective Leadership System in CCP may Resume after Xi Jinping’s Ten-Year Term; By Shartsong Tenzin Dhetan and Rinzin Dorjee

CAS article no. 0028/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies This paper deals with the likely scenario of a shift in political leadership system of the Communist Party of China (CCP) and China after Xi Jinping. This paper does not discuss whether China and its leadership system will collapse or emerge as a leading and powerful state in the coming years. Questions raised in this argument attempt to answer: Why… Read Article →

China: Imminent Grant of “Core” Leader Status to Xi Jinping?; By D. S. Rajan

CAS article no. 0027/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies Abstract On the basis of latest indicators, particularly taking into account the chances of Xi Jinping emerging as the “Core” fifth generation leader, the ongoing consolidation of political power in China by the leader can be termed as one which is almost nearing completion. At the same time, it cannot be denied that there are  problems for Xi;  in the… Read Article →