Our Top Stories of 2019—So Far
From a trade war with China to women’s rights around the world, here’s what has captured our readers’ attention in the first half of the year.
The World This Weekend
Japan and South Korea continue a historic dispute while Turkey exits the F-35 program amid tensions with the United States.
Imran Khan Mustn’t Let Trump Make Pakistan a Scapegoat
Almost four decades after the first U.S.-Pakistani mission in Afghanistan, Islamabad risks getting caught in the crosshairs of great-power politics again. Only deft diplomacy will save it.
Iran Pushes Uranium Limit
Plus: North Korea and the U.S. talk about a third summit, political maneuvering heats up in Israel, and the other stories we’re following today.
Modi’s Nationalism Is Spoiling His Global Brand
India’s leader has to mix a muscular foreign policy with a softer touch.
May Leaves, Brexit Remains
Plus: Hong Kong prepares for protest over mainland extradition, Ethiopia tries to mediate in Sudan, and the other stories we're following today.
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.
Will Netanyahu Survive?
Plus: Trump slaps tariffs on Mexico and weighs in on British politics, and the other stories we're following today.
Will Balochistan Blow Up China’s Belt and Road?
Violence in the Pakistani province is on the rise—and now Chinese nationals are the target.
Mixed Messages on Iran
Plus: Stocks fall again amid trade war, Netanyahu misses his government deadline, and the other stories we're following today.
Modi Wins Big—What’s Next?
Plus: A ruling on same-sex relations in Kenya, May's departure date, and the other stories we're following today.
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.
For Afghan Refugees, Pakistan Is a Nightmare—but Also Home
Host to one of the world’s largest refugee populations, the country is trying to figure out how to push migrants out. But that will mean sending many Afghans back to a country they’ve never lived in.
The Pakistani Military’s Worst Nightmare Is Coming True
A human rights movement from Waziristan is finally bringing the country together to challenge the brass.
India’s Not as Safe as You Think It Is
Hotel Mumbai is a tale of courage. It is also a worrying reminder of India’s security flaws.
Our Best Weekend Reads
This week, U.S. officials contradicted India’s claim that it shot down a Pakistani F-16, and U.S. lawmakers held a historic vote on Washington’s role in Yemen.
China and Pakistan Have Struck a Devil’s Bargain With Militants
Beijing may be safeguarding its interests with the Taliban.
Did India Shoot Down a Pakistani Jet? U.S. Count Says No.
New Delhi and Islamabad had conflicting accounts of a February dogfight.