India’s Space Program Inches Closer to America and the Quad
In another strategic shift, Modi has opened space activities to private companies and new allies.
Has the Pandemic Burned Itself Out in India’s Capital?
Why a crowded New Delhi hospital with empty COVID-19 wards is a sign of hope.
Global Money Shifts to India as Xi Cracks Down on Tech
But the sudden flood of capital is not as good for India as it looks.
Why India Can’t Wean Itself Off Coal
Those who see India as a climate boogeyman are holding it to a standard they would never apply to themselves.
India Is Carrying the Burden of Vaccinating the World
Most Indians still aren’t fully inoculated against COVID-19, but their government is ramping up vaccine exports.
No Country for Good Girls
Sonia Faleiro writes a searing account of the case of two Indian girls found hanging from a mango tree—and uncovers dark societal truths about how and why they died.
Why India Won’t Ease the Afghan Refugee Crisis
New Delhi once rolled out the welcome mat for those fleeing its neighbors. What happened?
The U.S.-India Relationship Is the Quad’s Litmus Test
Washington and New Delhi must overcome some key differences for the group to succeed.
AUKUS, the Quad, and India’s Strategic Pivot
As Joe Biden and Narendra Modi meet in Washington, the business of balancing China enters a serious phase.
China and Pakistan See Eye to Eye on the Taliban—Almost
They share economic and geopolitical interests in Afghanistan, but counterterrorism could be a wrench.
India Welcomes AUKUS Pact as China Deterrent
The agreement will help New Delhi with its quest for a stable balance of power in the Indo-Pacific.
Long Live Comrade Gail
A tribute to Gail Omvedt, a white American sociologist who left Dalits in mourning.
Are Indo-Russian Ties the Next Casualty of Great-Power Shifts?
The fall of Kabul may have widened the rift between New Delhi and Moscow.
Playing Chess With China
A new book by a former Indian envoy to Beijing has important lessons for today’s policymakers.
Post-American Afghanistan and India’s Geopolitics
The fall of Kabul accelerates a fundamental realignment that was already underway.