South Asia Brief

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump speak during a bilateral meeting in Biarritz, France on August 26.

Texas Gets Ready to Say ‘Howdy, Modi!’

Trump will join the Indian prime minister as he addresses a crowd of 50,000 people. Despite some of their similarities, the two leaders may not share the same fans.

Security forces stand guard after a suicide bombing rocked Afghan capital Kabul's diplomatic enclave, which killed 10 people and left 30 others wounded, on September 5.

Why the Failed U.S.-Taliban Talks Represent a Victory for India

New Delhi has never recognized the Taliban as a legitimate political actor.

A man checks his name in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the Hojai District of Assam, India, on August 31.

The Great Indian Disenfranchisement

Why a controversial citizens register may leave 1.9 million residents of Assam stateless.

The bull sculpture outside the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai on Feb. 6, 2018.

Is India Facing an Economic Crisis?

Why a top think tank official says India’s fiscal problems are “unprecedented,” plus other stories from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

A pro-Kashmir demonstrator holds a megaphone outside India's diplomatic mission on August 15 in London.

Kashmir’s Dangerous and Difficult Path Ahead

This week: The U.N. Security Council discusses Kashmir for the first time since 1971, plus stories from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal.

Rapid Action Force personnel stand guard in front of closed shops ahead of Eid al-Adha prayers in Jammu on August 12.

Truth and Lies in Kashmir

FP’s regional newsletter examines a media battle in India, politics in Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, and Netflix’s big test this week.

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