Our Top Weekend Reads
Skyrocketing housing prices threaten South Korea, the plight of LGBTQ people in Kashmir, and rapidly deteriorating economic conditions in Argentina.
Kashmir’s LGBTQ Community Is Caught Between Conservative Society and Indian Ethnonationalism
New Delhi claims that Kashmir used its semi-autonomous status to discriminate against sexual and gender minorities, but its own moves are doing more harm than good.
Kashmiris Lament the Loss of Their Youth
While much of India opened up to the world after the country’s 1991 reforms, Kashmir instead became the world’s most militarized zone. A generation of young people have suffered.
Kashmir’s Year of Hopelessness
One year on from New Delhi’s decision to revoke Kashmir’s autonomous privileges, the region remains ignored and underinvested. It’s difficult to see what could change the status quo.
Kashmir, One Year Later
Twelve months since the Modi government announced the repeal of India’s Article 370, communications are still slow, arrests are routine, and the pandemic rages on.
In Kashmir, a Year of Exploding Memories
A year after the state’s special status was revoked, peace remains a distant hope.
India Has Handed China a Way to Interfere in Kashmir
The revocation of Article 370 unwittingly gave Beijing a new weapon.
Slow Internet Is Speeding the Spread of the Coronavirus in Kashmir
The region is accustomed to lockdowns, but New Delhi’s ban on high-speed internet is undermining the medical community’s ability to fight the pandemic.
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.
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.
Our Top Weekend Reads
Hong Kong protesters face Boomer challenge, UK Labour internal disputes over free movement of people, and Guyana's newfound oil could cause problems later.
Kashmir Could Wreck India’s Reputation Among Afghans
Pro-Indian views clash with sympathy for fellow Muslims.
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.