India’s Vaccine Diplomacy
The world’s pharmacy is looking to inoculations to build friendly ties around the world—and compete with China.
For Modi, Courting the Arab World Begins With India’s Muslims
India’s tricky regional balance of power isn’t made any easier by sectarian tensions.
Why Did India’s Supreme Court Suspend Controversial Farm Laws Now?
Farmers say “pro-government” ruling doesn’t go far enough.
Bengaluru Is the New Shenzhen as Apps Displace Devices
In the global internet economy, India’s tech industry has a leg up on China’s.
Why the Persecution of Muslims Should Be on Biden’s Agenda
The incoming U.S. president must hold China and other countries accountable for religious persecution—and counter Beijing’s global campaign to destroy human rights.
Why China Is Winning Against India
The military standoff in the Himalayas is often seen as a stalemate between two nuclear powers. But New Delhi cannot afford the status quo.
Our Top Stories of 2020
From human rights abuses in Xinjiang to the coronavirus crisis in the United States, here are the stories that most captivated our readers this year.
How Press Freedom Came Under Attack in 2020
Citizens hungry for information turned to the media during the pandemic, but governments around the world used the crisis to restrict journalists.
For Beijing and New Delhi, 2020 Was the Point of No Return
After decades of uneasy ties, China can no longer deny that India is a real threat.
The Best of 2020 to Read, Watch, or Listen To
With much of the world in lockdown again, here are some of this year’s highlights to help you pass the time.
Why India’s Farmers Won’t Stop Protesting
Agriculture’s importance for the labor market cannot be underestimated—especially amid a historic pandemic.
One Year After Mass Protests, India’s Muslims Still Live in Fear
Modi’s party is expected to further polarize state electorates along religious lines in 2021.
China Is Gnawing at Democracy’s Roots Worldwide
The Communist Party is putting ideological battles first.
Old Rivals in Kashmir Are Joining Forces Against Modi
India’s attack on Kashmiri autonomy has united two parties that were once sworn enemies. The newly formed Gupkar Alliance could reshape the disputed region’s politics and cause problems for the BJP.
India’s Congress Party Needs to Ditch the Nehru-Gandhi Family
Once an asset, the clan has become an electoral liability.
Pakistan Has Its Problems, but It Won’t Perish
A new book offers riveting and memorable reporting, though it falls back on outdated narratives of a country that has moved on.
Where Do Things Stand With the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout?
The U.K.’s quick approval of the Pfizer vaccine means some Britons will get shots starting next week—but in the rest of the world, it’s going to take a while for regular people to get inoculated.
Cutting Through the Hype on Asia’s New Trade Deal
The RCEP truly is a China-style trade agreement: platitudinous and ineffective.