AUKUS, the Quad, and India’s Strategic Pivot
As Joe Biden and Narendra Modi meet in Washington, the business of balancing China enters a serious phase.
Are Indo-Russian Ties the Next Casualty of Great-Power Shifts?
The fall of Kabul may have widened the rift between New Delhi and Moscow.
Indira Gandhi’s Lesson for Modi
A new account of India’s state of emergency in the 1970s takes on fresh relevance amid its ongoing erosion of democracy.
Ebrahim Raisi and India’s Bet on Iran
The U.S. Afghanistan pullout and other geopolitical shifts are aligning New Delhi with Tehran.
Modi Took Complete Control of Kashmir 2 Years Ago—and Got Away With It
When India revoked the disputed valley’s autonomous status, it sparked fears of diplomatic—even nuclear—war. It didn’t need to worry.
India Gives Up Its Anti-Colonial Obsessions and Embraces Europe
In response to China’s rise, New Delhi casts off anti-Western baggage.
India’s Pandemic Disaster Has Finally Slowed Modi’s Unstoppable Rise
The populist leader is blaming everyone but himself. Voters aren’t buying it.
Mourning in India
Thanks to social media, grief has become collective—even as the pandemic has made it a lonely affair.
Forget Trump. Facebook Should Go After Modi.
Around the world, super influencers have used social media to sow chaos. Facebook’s “Supreme Court” should consider them too.
As Modi’s BJP Stalls, Can the Congress Party Rev Up?
Last week’s elections showed the Hindu nationalist party isn’t invincible, but the opposition will need to change tactics if it wants to stage a comeback.
India’s Vaccine Diplomacy Reaches Taiwan
As New Delhi and Taipei draw closer together, the map of the Asia-Pacific could change for good.
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.
America’s India Problem Is All About Russia
Forget U.S. sanctions over arms deals. Indian-Russian alignment is in Washington’s best interest.
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.
Why Rihanna and Greta Thunberg Are Taking on India’s Modi
Global celebrities are helping Indians to fight their government’s crackdown on dissent.
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.