A security officer walks past a mural showing U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Kabul on July 31, 2020.

India Resists the Taliban Bandwagon

As Blinken heads to New Delhi, he could find some surprising common ground on Afghanistan.

An art teacher gives finishing touches to a painting of Reuters journalist Danish Siddiqui as a tribute outside an art school in Mumbai on July 16, 2021.

Modi Rejected an Indian Hero

Danish Siddiqui’s death should have been a moment of national unity. The prime minister made it the opposite.

Workers protest Indian government’s spyware operation.

India’s Watergate Moment

A journalist hacked by Pegasus says he will survive, but Indian democracy may not.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives ahead of the inauguration of the Salma Hydroelectric Dam in Herat, Afghanistan on June 4, 2016.

India Is Scrambling to Get on the Taliban’s Good Side

After decades of supporting the Afghan government, New Delhi is planning for its potential fall.

A Pakistani soldier stands guard on a post near the Line of Control in Poonch district of Pakistani-administered Kashmir on April 26.

Drone Strike Blasts Open a New Front in the Kashmir Dispute

A possible attack from Pakistan represents a new form of escalation.

Relatives carry the body of a person who died of COVID-19 amid burning pyres of other victims at a cremation ground in New Delhi on April 26.

We Still Don’t Know India’s True COVID-19 Death Toll

Journalists are only now discovering the extent of the government’s underreporting.

Quad members virtually meet.

How to Keep India All-In on the Quad

A once-reluctant partner has become a new driver of a critical coalition.

A man works at an Indian ordnance factory.

India Drops a Bombshell

The country is abolishing its centuries-old Ordnance Factory Board. That won’t fix the problems that plague its military equipment.

Files relating to Indian freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose are displayed at the Police Museum in Kolkata, India, on Sept. 18, 2015.

Is India Spilling Its State Secrets?

The government is declassifying some archives, but it will retain control of public understanding.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend a session meeting during the 10th BRICS summit in Johannesburg on July 27, 2018.

Is India the New China in Africa?

Promising a more inclusive and transparent development model, New Delhi is looking to become the region’s biggest partner.

A municipal worker walks past a graffiti of a young person wearing a face mask during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown in Mumbai on May 4, 2020.

Science and Pseudoscience in India

Modi’s false hope in a raging pandemic.

A man checks his mobile phone while sitting in front of a closed shop in West Bengal, India, on May 28.

Fragile India, Strong India

Why some states handled COVID-19 better than others.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Modi’s Religious Nationalism Hurts India’s Hindus, Too

Islamophobic policies harm not just Muslims, but the poor and marginalized.

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