Why Did India’s Supreme Court Suspend Controversial Farm Laws Now?
Farmers say “pro-government” ruling doesn’t go far enough.
Why India’s Farmers Won’t Stop Protesting
Agriculture’s importance for the labor market cannot be underestimated—especially amid a historic pandemic.
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.
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The RCEP truly is a China-style trade agreement: platitudinous and ineffective.
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.
What Is India’s Foreign-Policy Vision?
S. Jaishankar’s “The India Way” is a rare book by a sitting foreign minister.
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.
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.
India’s Democracy Is Under Threat
New Delhi’s crackdown on dissent is endangering free speech and the entire system of criminal justice.
What the West Needs From Modi
An alliance of democracies to contain China makes sense. But Modi needs to clean up his act.
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.
Modi’s Slide Toward Autocracy
Using Hindutva ideology, India’s leader is restyling the country as one with only the trappings of democracy.
Leaders Can’t Lift Lockdowns Without Public Trust
Germany’s reopening is working because Angela Merkel treats citizens like adults; China’s is succeeding because people see results. In India, there’s no trust—and little evidence of progress.
Modi’s India Isn’t Prepared for the Coronavirus
New Delhi’s lockdown has stalled the spread of the pandemic but a lack of planning has led to hunger, uncertainty, and panic.
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