Donald Trump elected as the 45th President of the United States

11 November 2016
Curated commentary by CPR faculty

As Donald Trump won one of the most contentious elections in the history of United States, find below a curated analysis by CPR faculty.

  • Pratap Bhanu Mehta analyses the larger trends that led to Donald Trump’s victory and lays out the questions that his Presidency raises for the future.
  • Shyam Saran writes how if Trump delivers on his promises, the world would become even more unpredictable on various fronts, including economic growth, security, trade, geopolitics, even if a ‘stronger Indo-US partnership’ was likely to endure.
  • Sanjaya Baru comments on how Trump’s victory is a ‘reminder of the yawning gap between ivory tower analysts and grass roots politicians’, including analysing its likely impacts, particularly vis-à-vis India.
  • Srinath Raghavan analyses the parallels drawn between Trump’s victory and the rise of fascism in the 1930s, as well as the depression of the late 19th century.
  • Anjali Chikersal writes on how Trump’s proposals will undo much of Obamacare’s progress, leaving no room to reduce the cost or improve the effectiveness of American health insurance.
  • Bharat Karnad writes on how Trump’s presidency will not allow America its previous global primacy, leaving India to lean less on the US for foreign policy and rely more on herself.
  • Neelanjan Sircar explains how issues of identity, ethnicity and race were the key drivers for Trump’s victory.
  • In a detailed interview, G Parthasarathy analyses if Trump’s presidency will be beneficial for India.

The views shared belong to individual faculty and researchers and do not represent an institutional stance on the issue.