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Indian security forces in Kashmir, some six miles away from the spot of a recent suicide bombing, on Feb.  18. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Narendra Modi Should Calm Tensions in Kashmir Rather Than Inflame Them

India and the United States must pressure Pakistan to stop sponsoring terrorism, but New Delhi could do much more to quell the anger fueling unrest in Kashmir.

Participants attend the opening of the two-day talks between the Taliban and Afghan opposition representatives at the President Hotel in Moscow on Feb. 5. (Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images)

India’s Afghan Dilemma Is Tougher Than Ever

As the United States contemplates leaving, New Delhi quietly reaches out to the Taliban.

Vehicles burn along a road during a protest in Jammu on Feb. 15, the day after an attack on a Central Reserve Police Force convoy in Pulwama, Kashmir. (Rakesh Bakshi/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan Has No More Excuses for Supporting Terrorism

A murderous attack in Kashmir rocks relationships throughout Asia.

President Hassan Rouhani speaks to the Iranian parliament in Tehran on Dec. 25, 2018. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran’s Economy Is Crumbling, but Collapse Is a Long Way Off

Things will only get worse under Trump’s sanctions, but China, India, and other countries are still defiantly buying oil.

Indian politician Priyanka Gandhi arrives at the Directorate of Enforcement in New Delhi on Feb. 6. (Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)

Show Me the Money, India

The Congress Party’s newest campaigner may not actually contest elections, but she will likely narrow a funding gap in a country where winning votes costs serious money.

Supporters of the Bangladesh Awami League attend a grand rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Jan. 19, to celebrate its landslide victory in the country’s 11th parliamentary election, held on Dec. 30, 2018. (Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto/Getty Images)

Bangladesh Is Booming. Don’t Believe the Negative Hype.

Sumit Ganguly's recent FP article branded Bangladesh's election a debacle. Dhaka's ambassador to the United States begs to differ.

The Dalai Lama (center) greets devotees at the closing ceremony of a teaching session in the sacred Buddhist site of Bodh Gaya, India, on Dec. 31, 2018. (AFP/Getty Images)

The Coming Fight for the Dalai Lama’s Soul

Beijing’s Buddhist diplomacy depends on controlling the Tibetan leader’s next reincarnation.

Angirekula Sreekanth poses for a photograph with a copy of his U.S. visa and those of his relatives at the Chilkur Balaji Temple in Rangareddy district, near Hyderabad, on April 29, 2017.

A New U.S. Immigration Law Would Hurt Iranians the Most

H.R. 392 will help skilled immigrants from India jump the green-card queue—at the expense of everyone else.

Hillary Clinton arrives to attend the wedding of Mukesh Ambani's daughter Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal at their residence in Mumbai, India, on Dec. 12. (Prodip Guha/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The 1 Percent Keep Their Friends Close

When politicians dance at billionaires' weddings, they're sending all the wrong messages.

Indian Congress party supporters hold a party flag as they celebrate in Ahmedabad on December 11, 2018. (Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)

India’s Congress Party Rises from the Dead

State elections gave new hope to a moribund party.

Indian villagers run following shelling across the India-Pakistan border in Jhora village  on January 20, 2018.
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How the India-Pakistan Conflict Leaves Great Powers Powerless

The U.S. helped prevent war in 2008. Those days are gone.

The Statue Of Unity, the world's tallest statue dedicated to Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, stands overlooking the Sardar Sarovar Dam in India's Gujarat state on Oct. 30. (Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)

Let Them Eat Statues

Narendra Modi is building multimillion-dollar monuments while India's poorest citizens die of hunger and preventable diseases.

Mumbai police pay respects at the Police Memorial during an event to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 2008 Mumbai militant attacks in Mumbai on November 26, 2018. ( INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

India and Pakistan Aren’t Ready for Another Terrorist Crisis

Neither state has fixed the problems behind the Mumbai attacks a decade ago.

A member of the Sentinelese tribe is photographed firing arrows at a helicopter in the wake of the 2004 tsunami. (Indian Coastguard/Survival)

The Not-So-Lost Tribe

The Sentinelese have been coping with outsiders since long before they killed the American missionary John Chau.

Boys in their senior year at the Protection of Civilians Camp 3 study after class in Juba, South Sudan, on March 23. (Alex Potter for Foreign Policy)

For South Sudan, It’s Not So Easy to Declare Independence From Arabic

When the world’s newest country broke away from Khartoum, it discarded Sudan’s main official language, too. But casting aside the oppressor’s tongue did not heal the country’s divisions.

Afghanistan National Army  soldiers are reflected in the water as they stand near a dam during a ceremony on March 25, 2012.

Afghanistan’s Rivers Could Be India’s Next Weapon Against Pakistan

New Delhi is funding an ambitious dam near Kabul that could reduce water flow to its rival downstream. The project might spark the world’s next conflict.

A Japanese soldier walks past amphibious assault vehicles during an amphibious landing exercise at the beach of the navy training center in Zambales province, north of Manila, as a part of a joint military exercise with the United States and the Philippines on Oct. 6. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)

The Quad Is Not Enough

Trump has revived a four-way security dialogue among the United States, India, Australia, and Japan, but if it's going to make China pay attention, it will need some new members.

Journalists protest against  sexual harassment in the workplace as part of the #MeToo campaign in New Delhi on Oct. 13. (Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times/Getty Images)

A 2013 Law Helped Make India’s #MeToo Possible

But will it be enough for the movement to accomplish its goals?

Indians take pictures of a Durga idol inside a makeshift "pandal" structure in Kolkata on Oct. 16. (DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

India’s Sleeping Tech Giants Are About to Awaken

A weak rupee could be just the push the Big Five need.

Indian activists shout slogans outside a police station as they demand justice for Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta, who has accused actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment, in Mumbai on October 11.

India’s #MeToo Moment Came Late, but It Will Be Transformative

The rage that animated protests against sexual violence in 2012 has returned, and Indian women are fearlessly speaking out against powerful perpetrators.

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