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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Narendra Modi’s Sisyphean Quest for Global Coronavirus Cooperation
India’s prime minister is pushing for a regional response while facing a growing crisis at home.
In Delhi, First Came the Pogroms. Then Came Coronavirus.
For Indian Muslims forced from their homes by mob violence, not even displaced persons camps can protect them now.
India’s Muslims Accuse Police of Targeted Killings
As protests against a new citizenship law sweep the country, signs that the authorities are condoning and even instigating violence have India’s Muslims alarmed.
Why India’s Muslims Are in Grave Danger
An expert on communal riots says the country may well be witnessing the start of a larger pogrom.
The 3 Most Polarizing Words in India
“Jai Shri Ram” was meant to be a celebration of a Hindu deity. But the phrase is turning into hate speech—and a dog whistle for attacks on Muslims.
Back to India’s Secular Future
Protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act are rallying Indians of all stripes around their country’s foundational principles.
Secularism Is Dying in India
Both houses of parliament have passed a controversial citizenship bill that excludes Muslims.
The Rajapaksas Will Ruin Sri Lanka’s Economy
Virulent ethnic nationalism and hateful rhetoric toward minorities might win votes, but it will lead the country to economic ruin.