Back to India’s Secular Future
Protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act are rallying Indians of all stripes around their country’s foundational principles.
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.
The Words That Explained the World in 2019
A look at terms from India and El Salvador to South Korea and Ukraine.
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.
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.
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.
Secularism Is Dying in India
Both houses of parliament have passed a controversial citizenship bill that excludes Muslims.
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.
Coal-Fired Power Is Declining Thanks to a Slowdown in India and China
2019 could end with a deceleration in overall carbon emissions.
Kashmir Could Wreck India’s Reputation Among Afghans
Pro-Indian views clash with sympathy for fellow Muslims.
India and Japan Eye the Dragon in the Room
An upcoming 2+2 meeting can help cement the new special relationship.
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.
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.