Narendra Modi

Farmers and workers from the Shiromani Akali Dal party protest against agriculture reforms in Amritsar, India, on Oct. 1, 2020.

India’s Rich Farmers Are Holding Up Reforms Designed to Help the Poor

Don’t listen to the activists. Millions of Indian farmers will benefit from Modi’s new laws.

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The Art of the Jumla

Why India’s Narendra Modi keeps getting away with failure.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meet at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Oct. 5, 2018.

America’s India Problem Is All About Russia

Forget U.S. sanctions over arms deals. Indian-Russian alignment is in Washington’s best interest.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses a public meeting at Jerenga Pathar in Assam, India, on Jan. 23.

Modi Spent India’s Soft Power—and Got Little in Return

The prime minister has decided that international criticism is a price worth paying for pursuing his domestic agenda, but he shouldn’t be so sure.

Activists of the United Hindu Front hold pictures of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and Barbadian singer Rihanna in New Delhi on Feb. 4.

Why Rihanna and Greta Thunberg Are Taking on India’s Modi

Global celebrities are helping Indians to fight their government’s crackdown on dissent.

Indian Muslims carry Indian flags during a protest against a new citizenship law, in Bengaluru on Jan. 20, 2020.

For Modi, Courting the Arab World Begins With India’s Muslims

India’s tricky regional balance of power isn’t made any easier by sectarian tensions.

Farmers shout as they block a highway during a protest at the Singhu border near New Delhi on Dec. 18.

Why India’s Farmers Won’t Stop Protesting

Agriculture’s importance for the labor market cannot be underestimated—especially amid a historic pandemic.

Demonstrators in Shaheen Bagh, Delhi

One Year After Mass Protests, India’s Muslims Still Live in Fear

Modi’s party is expected to further polarize state electorates along religious lines in 2021.

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden delivers a Thanksgiving address at the Queen Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware, on Nov. 25.

Our Top Weekend Reads

Why Biden could lose the left, the peril of persuasion in the Big Tech age, and old rivals join forces in Kashmir.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) summit in Bangkok on Nov. 4, 2019.

Cutting Through the Hype on Asia’s New Trade Deal

The RCEP truly is a China-style trade agreement: platitudinous and ineffective.

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris after being introduced by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as his running mate in Wilmington, Delaware, on Aug. 12.

Biden and Harris Could Be Bad News for India’s Modi

With Kamala Harris in the West Wing, Modi’s opponents in India may suddenly gain leverage.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks at sculptures of the terra-cotta army in China’s Shaanxi province on May 14, 2015.

What Is India’s Foreign-Policy Vision?

S. Jaishankar’s “The India Way” is a rare book by a sitting foreign minister.

Supporters cheer as Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi speaks at NRG Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Houston, Texas.

Indian Americans Stir Blue Wave in Deep Red Texas

Trump’s touted his rallies with India’s leader, but the Indian American community is leaning left—and nowhere like in Texas.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi participates in a committee meeting at the Parliament House in New Delhi on March 3, 2020.

Angst and Denial in India as It’s Now Officially Poorer Than Bangladesh

Bangladesh, once far behind, just surpassed India in GDP per capita. All the more reason for Modi to focus on the right reforms.

Rapid Action Force personnel stand guard following sectarian riots over India's new citizenship law in New Delhi on Feb. 28.

India’s Democracy Is Under Threat

New Delhi’s crackdown on dissent is endangering free speech and the entire system of criminal justice.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to address the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, on Sept. 27, 2019.

What the West Needs From Modi

An alliance of democracies to contain China makes sense. But Modi needs to clean up his act.

A protester holds a sign that reads “NO STATELESS PEOPLE” during a protest against the National Register of Citizens in Kolkata, India, in September 2019.

A Year After Rendering Millions Stateless, India Has Yet to Hear a Single Appeal

New Delhi has continued to milk the issue of citizenship for political gain, leaving 1.9 million people stateless and virtually unable to prove otherwise.

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