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.
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.
The Great Indian Streaming Wars
The battle over the country’s future is being waged one TV screen—and smartphone—at a time.
All Are Stateless. Some Are Hopeless.
Hindus left stateless in Assam think Modi will save them. Muslims fear the worst.
In Kashmir, Modi Is Failing Both Muslims and Hindus
India’s ruling party has long promised justice for Kashmiri Hindus who were forced out of their homes in 1990. But a continuing lockdown is only creating a deeper wedge between Hindus and Muslims.
India’s Narendra Modi Isn’t a Game-Changer
“Howdy, Modi” was just one indication that the prime minister’s foreign policy has more similarities to his rivals’ than differences.
In Texas, Trump Hitches His Wagon to Modi’s Star
Why the U.S. president is befriending the beleaguered prime minister.
Everyone Thinks the Economy Is Issue No. 1 for India’s Modi. It’s Not.
Little separates various Indian political parties on the economy. That’s why the prime minister’s new government is making its mark by delivering on its social and cultural agenda.
Why Indians and Pakistanis Want a War
Most South Asians are too young to have experienced the horrors of the conflicts fought in the region. That’s one reason why they’re quick to clamor for one.
Western Accolades Are Egging Autocrats On
The Gates Foundation is giving an award to Narendra Modi. That's a big mistake.
Detained in Kashmir
From politicians to activists to children, India is running out of space for its prisoners.
The Future of Kashmir
How India decided to end the area’s autonomous status and what it means for the region.
Modi Reimagines the Indian Military
By announcing the creation of a chief of defense staff, New Delhi hopes to modernize India’s armed forces.
America’s Silence Helps Autocrats Triumph
Without the support of the U.S. government, pro-democracy forces around the world will wither as authoritarianism gains ground.
In Afghanistan and Kashmir, It’s the 1980s All Over Again
Decades of violence and terrorism were set in motion back then. Here’s how to avoid that from happening this time around.