The economy is floundering despite a recent IMF bailout, and structural problems make it hard to envision a turnaround.
Countries may like to game lists like the annual Doing Business report, but the incentives for economic reforms are still a net positive.
Weak domestic demand is hurting growth, but more investment could lead to a rebound.
Why Xi Jinping is meeting the leaders of Pakistan, India, and Nepal this week.
The Taliban may call the vote a “foreign” process, but a majority of the country’s young population is already used to democracy.
As world leaders make bold speeches at the United Nations Climate Action Summit this week, the question is whether their countries can wean themselves off dirty sources of energy.
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.
Why a controversial citizens register may leave 1.9 million residents of Assam stateless.
Why a top think tank official says India’s fiscal problems are “unprecedented,” plus other stories from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
This week: The U.N. Security Council discusses Kashmir for the first time since 1971, plus stories from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
FP’s regional newsletter examines a media battle in India, politics in Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, and Netflix’s big test this week.