Is Trump Putting U.S.-India Partnership at Risk Ahead of Visit?
By haggling over tiny trade issues, experts worry the Trump administration could weaken efforts to woo India as a strategic partner.
The 3 Most Polarizing Words in India
“Jai Shri Ram” was meant to be a celebration of a Hindu deity. But the phrase is turning into hate speech—and a dog whistle for attacks on Muslims.
Is India Betting Big on Huawei?
A divided domestic telecoms industry, disagreement within the central government, and a desire for India to develop its own systems have made the country’s calculations on 5G all the more complicated.
India’s New Laws Hurt Women Most of All
New Delhi wants people to prove their citizenship. But Indian women are the demographic least likely to possess paperwork.
Chinese Media Is Selling Snake Oil to Fight the Wuhan Virus
So-called traditional Chinese medicine will do more harm than good in fighting the crisis.
China Leaps Into Breach Between Myanmar and West
A raft of new multibillion-dollar deals announced by Xi Jinping worry Washington and New Delhi.
The Standoff Between India’s Government and Its Protesters Can Only Be Broken by Elections
Narendra Modi’s government thinks an “us and them” narrative will win it state elections—but that plan may backfire.
India’s Muslims Are Fighting for Their Religion. Should They Display It, Too?
As secular Indians protest a controversial new citizenship law, some debate whether they should demonstrate as Muslims first or as Indians who happen to be Muslim.
Imran Khan on Trump, Modi, and Why He Won’t Criticize China
An interview with Pakistan’s prime minister.
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.