The Rajapaksas Will Ruin Sri Lanka’s Economy
Virulent ethnic nationalism and hateful rhetoric toward minorities might win votes, but it will lead the country to economic ruin.
Coal-Fired Power Is Declining Thanks to a Slowdown in India and China
2019 could end with a deceleration in overall carbon emissions.
Kashmir Could Wreck India’s Reputation Among Afghans
Pro-Indian views clash with sympathy for fellow Muslims.
India and Japan Eye the Dragon in the Room
An upcoming 2+2 meeting can help cement the new special relationship.
New Data Shows Slowdown in Growth of International Students in the U.S.
The lowest growth rate in a decade could impact the bottom line for some universities.
Modi Was Right. India Isn’t Ready for Free Trade.
Until the country can address its own economic problems, agreements like the RCEP may do more harm than good.
The Next Big Trend in Shareable Scooters: Sit-Down Bikes
Bengaluru is the city with the most shareable mopeds, while Madrid comes second.
In the Line of Fire Along Kashmir’s Line of Control
Since India revoked Kashmiri autonomy in August, local villagers have been living in fear amid cross-border gunfire and unexploded shells.
Is the United States Really Leaving the Paris Climate Agreement?
Yes, but the process takes a long time. Final withdrawal will occur one day after the 2020 election—but Washington may still be able to get back in.
While Trump Builds Tariff Walls, Asia Bets on Free Trade
It’s crunch time for the biggest trade deal you’ve never heard of.
China and India Are Fighting Over Nepal’s Railways
The mountain state has just 18 miles of track. Beijing and New Delhi are keen to change that.
Not Everyone Has a Vote in the World’s Largest Democracy
In state and national elections, many Indians find their names missing from electoral lists—and a disproportionate number of those people are minorities and women.
The Leaders of the World’s Two Biggest Countries Meet—and Come Away With Little Progress
Flashy summits between Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi don’t achieve much because India has a weaker set of cards than China. To change the game, New Delhi needs to hew closer to Washington.
For Kashmiri Graduates, India’s Clampdown Is ‘Like Death’
With the repeal of Article 370, India has opened the way for fierce competition over scarce government jobs.
The Great Indian Streaming Wars
The battle over the country’s future is being waged one TV screen—and smartphone—at a time.
All Are Stateless. Some Are Hopeless.
Hindus left stateless in Assam think Modi will save them. Muslims fear the worst.