Prashant Jha is the Washington DC-based US correspondent of Hindustan Times. He is also the editor of HT Premium. Jha has earlier served as editor-views and national political editor/bureau chief of the paper. He is the author of How the BJP Wins: Inside India's Greatest Election Machine and Battles of the New Republic: A Contemporary History of Nepal.
Articles by Prashant Jha
The Israeli offensive and what was seen as US complicity with Israeli war crimes shattered the moral high ground that the West occupied in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine
US has told Maldives it should realise China offers better deals if it knows there is “real competition”; says India much bigger force in Indian Ocean.
The text of the legislation begins with stating that it is the sense of the US Congress that the US “should continue to strengthen joint cooperation” between the Quad’s four members
Robert Lighthizer was seen by Indian negotiators as a difficult partner through Donald Trump’s presidency and a key reason why trade talks didn’t succeed
The SC of US has expansively interpreted right of citizens to participate in politics and exercise free speech to enable unlimited donations and expenditure.
Donald Trump played the isolationist card in 2016. Democrats learnt from it. Circumstances are enabling Trump to benefit from fickle American public opinion
Sullivan, President Joe Biden’s closest national security aide, is currently dealing with multiple global crises, from West Asia to Ukraine, with domestic political implications for Biden in an election year
Pakistan's emerging election results have deepened the political crisis, with implications for civil-military relations, democracy, and the economy.
The US has expressed concern about the electoral process in Pakistan while stating categorically that it will work with the next Pakistani government, “regardless of political party” to advance shared bilateral interests.
Both Trump’s faction on the Right and progressives on the Left oppose it; passage uncertain despite President Joe Biden’s support
Cardin took over the committee after the last chair, Bob Menendez, a Senator from New Jersey, was charged with corruption allegations
Kash Patel an Indian-American whose parents trace their roots to Gujarat and migrated to the US from East Africa during Idi Amin’s rule in Uganda
The US State Department has formally notified Congress of a possible sale of 31 MQ-9B drones to India, with an estimated cost of $3.99bn.
As the choice becomes starker and economic sentiment improves, Biden’s team believes that the momentum will shift to the President
Nikki Haley promises to fight on, but has no pathway for a win
Florida governor Ron DeSantis drops out of the race for the Republican nomination for US President, endorsing Donald Trump. It's now a direct contest between Trump and Nikki Haley ahead of the New Hampshire primary. DeSantis's campaign struggled due to poor management and messaging, while Trump's base remains strong. Haley hopes to consolidate the anti-Trump vote but polls suggest Trump is ahead. A decisive Trump win in New Hampshire will likely secure him the nomination. He will face President Joe Biden in the general election.
DeSantis faltered with a poorly managed campaign, ultra-conservative messaging, limited public speaking skills and a generally less than charismatic demeanour
Former US President Donald J Trump emerged as the clear front-runner in the Republican Party's first primary caucus in Iowa, setting the stage for a likely rematch with President Joe Biden in the 2024 elections. Trump won with 51% of the votes, establishing his dominance over the party and solidifying his position as a top contender for the Republican nomination. Florida governor Ron DeSantis came in second, narrowly beating Indian-origin Nikki Haley. Trump's victory raises the possibility of an unprecedented situation where a candidate facing criminal indictments and barred from the ballot becomes President again.
Nikki Haley remains in the race as the non-Trump candidate and banks on his failure; Ramaswamy’s rides on Donald Trump bandwagon
The depth of Delhi-DC ties demands greater scholarship of history, actors, motivations, and society. Both government and academia need to invest more
Donald J Trump wins 51% of the vote in the Republican Party's first primary caucus in Iowa, establishing himself as frontrunner for 2024 presidential nomination
In just 100 days, a terrorist attack on Israel, followed by a devastating Israeli response, has led to political, humanitarian, and diplomatic consequences.
Tesla is reportedly in advanced talks to enter the Indian market and may invest nearly $30 billion over the next five years.
The US and UK launched strikes on Houthi military capabilities in Yemen in response to attacks against shipping in the Red Sea corridor
India’s ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, will wrap up his term in office in Washington DC at the end of January and retire from government service after a 35-year long career that was marked by four postings in America, people familiar with the development said.
Wednesday began with Hunter Biden’s surprise appearance in the US Congress in Washington DC. He faces a federal indictment for tax crimes related to foreign business dealings
India pointed out that it had provided 70 tonnes of humanitarian aid including 16.5 tonnes of medicine and medical supplies in two tranches to Palestine
The new handbook involves shaping democratic verdicts when possible, including by turning a blind eye to democratic deficits if core interests are at stake
State Department on Monday offered the first official American response after polls in Bangladesh over the weekend saw Awami League return to power for the fourth consecutive time
Biden termed Trump’s attempts “to overturn a free and fair election by force and violence” following his defeat, “among the worst derelictions of duty by a president in American history”