The Modi Mystery
Poor economic performance should have hurt the prime minister at the polls. Instead, appeals to nationalism won him the vote.
It’s Modi’s India Now
The prime minister returns to power, but after an ugly 2019 election season, the very nature of India’s democracy could be changing.
Indian Exit Polls Predict Modi Win
India’s Narendra Modi appears set for second term, Austria’s ruling coalition collapses ahead of the EU elections, and what to watch in the world this week.
What Will India Look Like If Modi Returns to Power?
Sunday's exit polls suggest the prime minister will get a second term. But while that may hurt India's liberal traditions, a further slide toward authoritarianism isn't likely.
India’s Liberal Expats Are Modi’s Biggest Fans
Decades of work have left the BJP firmly in command of diaspora voters.
Modi’s Middle East Deals Snub Iran
India's newly aggressive strategy puts Gulf money and Israeli weapons first.
Show Me the Money, India
The Congress Party’s newest campaigner may not actually contest elections, but she will likely narrow a funding gap in a country where winning votes costs serious money.
Abiy Ahmed Is Not a Populist
The Ethiopian prime minister’s opponents fear that he’s an African Erdogan. His rhetoric and policies suggest he’s more of a liberal democrat.
Let Them Eat Statues
Narendra Modi is building multimillion-dollar monuments while India's poorest citizens die of hunger and preventable diseases.
India’s #MeToo Moment Came Late, but It Will Be Transformative
The rage that animated protests against sexual violence in 2012 has returned, and Indian women are fearlessly speaking out against powerful perpetrators.
Narendra Modi Is No Populist
His economic reforms have already put the Indian economy on stronger footing, and his welfare schemes have given him the buy-in he needs.
India Is the Latest Front in Trump’s Endless Trade War
Modi’s soft approach is getting nowhere with a hard-line Washington.
Democracies Need a Little Help From Their Friends
The war against foreign-funded NGOs — from India to Israel — is harming democratic governance, not enhancing it.
Caught on Camera: India’s Broken Media
What a sting operation reveals about press freedom in the world’s largest democracy.
Modi Needs to Show India Has Teeth
Asia is ready for India to step up as the United States withdraws.
Trump Is Driving Xi Into Modi’s Arms
China’s more afraid of a volatile United States than a powerful India.
Teflon Trudeau Is His Own Worst Enemy
In the absence of a serious political challenge from the left or right, Canada’s prime minister is suffering from self-inflicted damage.
Modi and Bibi Are Brothers in Arms
India and Israel won’t let ideology get in the way of booming bilateral trade.
Is India Starting to Flex Its Military Muscles?
A new willingness to use force beyond its borders suggests that a sleeping giant may be awakening.
Can Modi Turn India From a ‘True Friend’ to the U.S. to a Friend Forever?
The two men know deal making. Whether they understand how to forge lasting U.S-Indian relations is another matter.