Praying Politics in Modi’s India

The nationalist BJP government has promised to rebuild the temple of Ram, a fiery point of contention for Hindus and Muslims. But it's not doing so ... for a surprising reason.


The General Disagreement on Tariffs and Trade

Nearly 70 years ago, with fresh memories of the disastrous trade wars of the 1930s, leaders of the United States and 22 other countries launched ...


Ghosts in the Valley

SRINAGAR, India -- Mohammed Yusuf, a Kashmiri farmer, doesn't want an apology from the Indian army for accidentally killing his 14-year-old son, Burhan. Nor does ...


Surpise! Joining ISIS Isn’t All It’s Cracked Be.

Someone's got to clean toilets and fetch water for Islamic State militants, but a would-be Indian jihadi who traveled all the way to Iraq to ...


Video of Sisters in India Thrashing Their Harassers Goes Viral

In a country where widespread sexual harassment and violence against women often goes unpunished, social media users are going wild over a video of two ...

The South Asia Channel

What Indians Really Think About the Foreign Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

  This article is part of a monthly series by the author that highlights possible post-2014 scenarios for Afghanistan. India, so goes the conventional wisdom, ...


It’s Time to Start Giving a Shit About Toilets

Across an arid summer moonscape in middle-of-nowhere rural Zambia, villagers gather around Chief Macha of Choma to discuss a pressing, unspoken issue: shit. "We have ...


Turning Up the Heat on a Hot India

This week's landmark agreement by the United States and the People's Republic of China proposing aggressive measures on carbon emissions sends an undeniably strong signal ...


Dilma’s Smoke, Modi’s Mirrors

For most of the first-half of this year, investors in developing economies had a spring in their step. The bond and equity markets in countries known ...

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

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