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Twelve months since the Modi government announced the repeal of India’s Article 370, communications are still slow, arrests are routine, and the pandemic rages on.
Border clashes with China have reawakened New Delhi’s interest in deeper defense ties with the United States, and Washington is hoping to deliver the goods.
Anti-government protests are growing, and the Kremlin doesn’t have stormtroopers willing to mount a crackdown.
They’ve been disproportionately affected by job losses, and now new jobs may first go to men.
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Catherine Belton is a former Moscow correspondent for the Financial Times and the author of Putin’s People, to be published in June by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.