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Engagement With Myanmar’s Junta Has Failed

Accelerating atrocities show there’s no point in talking to a desperate regime.

A pro-China protester steps on a defaced photo of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a demonstration against her visit to Taiwan in Hong Kong on Aug. 3.
A pro-China protester steps on a defaced photo of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a demonstration against her visit to Taiwan in Hong Kong on Aug. 3.

How Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan Gambit Backfired

Beijing’s shock-and-awe military response has created a new normal in East Asia.

Graduates from the Indian Army’s Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regiment take part in a parade in Srinagar on Dec. 8, 2018.
Graduates from the Indian Army’s Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regiment take part in a parade in Srinagar on Dec. 8, 2018.

It’s Time to Condition Aid to India

The country’s military violates human rights with impunity—and gets a pass in Washington.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of independence at the Red Fort in New Delhi on Aug. 15.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of independence at the Red Fort in New Delhi on Aug. 15.

75 Years After Independence, a Changing ‘Idea of India’

India’s liberal founders recede from view as its current leaders craft a new, less tolerant nation.

Afghan commandos patrol.
Afghan commandos patrol.

New Congressional Report: U.S.-Trained Afghan Special Forces Forced to Flee to Iran

They could divulge sensitive U.S. military training and intelligence to Tehran, a U.S. lawmaker warns.

Afghan women hold placards as they march and shout slogans such as "Bread, work, freedom" during a women's rights protest in Kabul on Aug. 13.
Afghan women hold placards as they march and shout slogans such as "Bread, work, freedom" during a women's rights protest in Kabul on Aug. 13.

Taliban Mark a ‘Black Day’ for Afghanistan With More Violence Against Women

A year after the Taliban takeover, women took to the streets defiantly to demand bread, work, and freedom.

A flight of British citizens and other eligible personnel are evacuated from Kabul in 2021.
A flight of British citizens and other eligible personnel are evacuated from Kabul in 2021.

Afghanistan Was a Predictable, Preventable Disaster

On the sad anniversary of the chaotic U.S. pullout, Afghanistan is once again primed for terror.

In this handout provided by U.S. Central Command Public Affairs, U.S. Air Force personnel load passengers onto a C-17 Globemaster III during evacuation efforts in Kabul on Aug. 24.
In this handout provided by U.S. Central Command Public Affairs, U.S. Air Force personnel load passengers onto a C-17 Globemaster III during evacuation efforts in Kabul on Aug. 24.
MARCH 31: US and Philippine soldiers take part in a joint live fire exercise as part of the annual 'Balikatan' (shoulder-to-shoulder) US-Philippines war exercises, on March 31 in Crow Valley, Tarlac, Philippines.
MARCH 31: US and Philippine soldiers take part in a joint live fire exercise as part of the annual 'Balikatan' (shoulder-to-shoulder) US-Philippines war exercises, on March 31 in Crow Valley, Tarlac, Philippines.
Afghan women wait in front of a bank office in Kabul.
Afghan women wait in front of a bank office in Kabul.

‘Afghan Women’ Aren’t Who You Think They Are

Western powers and donors created a category that consigned the women of Afghanistan to perpetual victimhood—while all parties instrumentalized them for political ends.

Chinese President Xi Jinping in front of a Chinese flag at a ceremony in Hong Kong.
Chinese President Xi Jinping in front of a Chinese flag at a ceremony in Hong Kong.

What Does China Want?

Beijing’s ambitions are about to crash into its problems.

A man passes a group of veiled women in Kabul
A man passes a group of veiled women in Kabul

One Year Later, Afghanistan Is a Land of Shrugs and Sadness

The return of the Taliban may have ended the fighting. The suffering goes on.

Men in colorful outfits stand around on a sandy road.
Men in colorful outfits stand around on a sandy road.

Afghanistan, 1 Year Later: ‘It’s a Really Dire Situation’

Two experts on the Taliban’s governing style—and why Pakistan has “buyer’s remorse.”

Tafsir Siyaposh visits a friend in Kabul to discuss what can be done about the current situation of women in Afghanistan on June 2.
Tafsir Siyaposh visits a friend in Kabul to discuss what can be done about the current situation of women in Afghanistan on June 2.

Meet the Woman Who Makes the Taliban Squirm

Tafsir Siyaposh has spent the past year pressing the Taliban on women’s rights by besting them at their own theological jousts on live television.

Afghans seeking help with applying for special immigrant visas to the United States crowd into an internet cafe in Kabul on Aug. 8, 2021.
Afghans seeking help with applying for special immigrant visas to the United States crowd into an internet cafe in Kabul on Aug. 8, 2021.

Afghans Promised a Way Out Are Still Trapped by Red Tape

More than 70,000 Afghans who worked for the United States are still waiting for visas—unless the Taliban get to them first.

Two men walk past a row of guards in uniform.
Two men walk past a row of guards in uniform.

Chinese Police Could Crush Solomon Islands Opposition

Government critics fear security pact consequences.

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