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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.

An employee takes notes as he inspects fully assembled Honda Activa scooters at a factory on the outskirts of Bangalore on Aug. 2, 2017.

The Next Big Trend in Shareable Scooters: Sit-Down Bikes

Bengaluru is the city with the most shareable mopeds, while Madrid comes second.

Left: Muhammad Naseer Sheikh covers the hole where an unexploded live shell is buried in Chakra, Indian-administered Kashmir, on Nov. 1. Right: The mortar fired from across the Line of Control hit the tin roof of Sheikh’s residence before getting buried in the ground near his house.

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.

Activists march through Los Angeles during a climate change rally on Nov. 1.

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.

Indian farmers burn an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, protesting plans to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade pact, on Sept. 15.

While Trump Builds Tariff Walls, Asia Bets on Free Trade

It’s crunch time for the biggest trade deal you’ve never heard of.

Indian laborers work at the construction site of a bridge for the new railway in Janakpur on June 14, 2017.

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.

A voter looks for her name on the electoral rolls at a polling booth in Mumbai on April 29.

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.

Indian school students form the Chinese characters for the name of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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.

Protesters hold signs against the ongoing restrictions of the internet and mobile phone networks at the Kashmir Press Club in Srinagar on Oct. 3.

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.

Israel G. Vargas illustration for Foreign Policy/Netflix/Amazon

The Great Indian Streaming Wars

The battle over the country’s future is being waged one TV screen—and smartphone—at a time.

People stand in line to check their names on the final list of India's National Register of Citizens in a village some 40 miles from Guwahati, the largest city of the northeastern state of Assam, on Aug. 31.

All Are Stateless. Some Are Hopeless.

Hindus left stateless in Assam think Modi will save them. Muslims fear the worst.

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