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.
Not Everyone Has a Vote in the World’s Largest Democracy
In state and national elections, many Indians find their names missing from electoral lists—and a disproportionate number of those people are minorities and women.
India’s Narendra Modi Isn’t a Game-Changer
“Howdy, Modi” was just one indication that the prime minister’s foreign policy has more similarities to his rivals’ than differences.
In Texas, Trump Hitches His Wagon to Modi’s Star
Why the U.S. president is befriending the beleaguered prime minister.
New Delhi’s Demographic Designs in Kashmir
Hindu nationalists have long wanted to reshape the region. Now they are getting their chance.
India’s Media Can’t Speak Truth to Power
Journalism is in trouble in the world’s largest democracy. The consequences could be dire.
Document of the Week: Trump’s Mistake Reminds the World of This 47-Year-Old Pact
Read the 1972 Simla Agreement between India and Pakistan over Kashmir.
Modi’s Nationalism Is Spoiling His Global Brand
India’s leader has to mix a muscular foreign policy with a softer touch.
How Hindu Nationalism Went Mainstream
And what that means for Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party
The Time Is Right for Modi to Make Peace with Pakistan
The Indian prime minister has the upper hand at home, and he may have a willing partner across the border.
Modi Reimagines India’s Role in the World
No longer just a balancer, the prime minister wants to make India a major power in its own right. And his cabinet pick shows he’s serious about doing so.
Nationalism Won’t Solve India’s Job Crisis
But Modi’s new power might just make critical reforms possible.
The Modi Mystery
Poor economic performance should have hurt the prime minister at the polls. Instead, appeals to nationalism won him the vote.