Why China Is Paranoid About the Quad
Beijing has long lived with U.S. alliances in Asia, but a realigned India would change the game.
Can India’s Defense Industry Make It on the Export Market?
A recent sale to the Philippines is a major win, but India faces obstacles to its big ambitions.
Modi’s Foreign-Policy Juggling Act
He put India on the map as a great power—but strategy problems are piling up.
India Seeks to Escape an Asian Future Led by China
A flurry of trade talks herald an economic realignment toward the West.
India’s Religious Minorities Are Under Attack
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on a recent spate of hate speech and violence is deafening.
Profiling Modi’s India
A recent book shows how threats to democracy were apparent from the prime minister’s earliest beginnings.
Border Openings Could Signal an Indian-Pakistani Thaw
Relaxing restrictions on the Punjab border could lead to a bigger shift as both sides recalibrate relations.
New India Finds an Old Role in a Changing Middle East
This time, India is not supporting another country’s empire but advancing its own interests.
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 Two 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.