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A protester holds a placard during a demonstration against India's new citizenship law in Mumbai on Dec. 27, 2019.

Back to India’s Secular Future

Protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act are rallying Indians of all stripes around their country’s foundational principles.

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India and Pakistan Are Edging Closer to War in 2020

Two crises dominated South Asia in 2019, and each one stands to get worse next year.

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The Words That Explained the World in 2019

A look at terms from India and El Salvador to South Korea and Ukraine.

A crane lifts miners out of the shaft of a coal mine as workers break for lunch near the village of Latyrke near Lad Rymbai, in the district of East Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya, India, on April 13, 2011.

Return to the Rat Hole

Coal mining has been reopened in the Indian state of Meghalaya, but it isn’t clear that government protections will improve life for workers or help the environment.

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If You Think Kashmir Was Turbulent in 2019, Wait for Next Year

The region exploded onto the front page in 2019. In 2020, the stories could get far grimmer.

A young Kashmiri villager looks at the remains of a house destroyed during a deadly gun battle between militants and Indian government forces south of Srinagar, on March 5, 2019.

India’s Militant Pipeline

From being jailed for throwing stones to joining terrorist groups, the history of radicalization in Kashmir shows that the region won’t stay quiet for long.

Demonstrators protest India's Citizenship Amendment Bill in New Delhi on Dec. 10.

Secularism Is Dying in India

Both houses of parliament have passed a controversial citizenship bill that excludes Muslims.

An Indian bride looks on as she and others participate in a mass marriage in Ahmedabad on Dec. 3, 2018.

Bride Price

India’s wedding industry slumps as the country’s economy continues its slowdown.

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa (L) gestures after taking his oath as the country's new prime minister towards his brother, the newly-elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa (R), during a ceremony in Colombo on Nov. 21.

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.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

India and Japan Eye the Dragon in the Room

An upcoming 2+2 meeting can help cement the new special relationship.

A group of Chinese graduates celebrate after the commencement ceremony at Columbia University in New York on May 18, 2016. Xinhua/Li Muzi via Getty Images

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.

An Indian technician inspects components on an assembly line at Highly Electrical Appliances India Pvt. Ltd. outside of Ahmedabad on Dec. 8, 2016.

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.

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