Pakistan

Narendra Modi delivers a victory speech at the BJP party headquarters in New Delhi, India.

Modi Wins Big—What’s Next?

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to supporters during an election rally on April 16.

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.

Afghan refugees arrive at a U.N.-run repatriation center in Torkham, Afghanistan on Oct. 31, 2016.

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.

Activists of the Pashtun Protection Movement protest against the arrest of their activists and leaders in Karachi on Feb. 10.

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.

An Indian police commando stands guard in front of the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai on November 25, 2010, ahead of the second anniversary of the November 26, 2008 Mumbai attacks. (Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

A Pakistani F-16 fighter jet above Islamabad on March 23, 2016. (Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at a public rally in Kolkata, India, on April 3. (Atul Loke/Getty Images)

Did India Shoot Down a Pakistani Jet? U.S. Count Says No.

New Delhi and Islamabad had conflicting accounts of a February dogfight.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet during a ceremony to welcome Xi to Rome on March 23. (Christian Minelli/NurPhoto/Getty Images)

Italy Should Learn a Thing or Two From Pakistan

Rome just signed on to become part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. It should learn from Islamabad’s experience.

Activists of Al-Badr Mujahideen shout anti-Indian slogans during a protest in Peshawar on Feb. 28. (Abdul Majeed/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan Doesn’t Want Modi to Win

A BJP victory in India’s upcoming election could spell more trouble for the relationship.

Locals in Auckland, New Zealand, pay their respects on March 22, a week after the Christchurch mosque shootings. (Michelle Hyslop/AFP/Getty Images)

Our Best Weekend Reads

Pakistan’s military boom is an economic bust, and looking back on the Christchurch attack.

Indian Muslims hold a scratched photo of Masood Azhar as they shout slogans against Pakistan during a protest in Mumbai on Feb. 15. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

Masood Azhar Is China’s Favorite Terrorist

Beijing’s U.N. block sent a signal—and a warning—to Pakistan.

Pakistan Air Force cadets march next to the mausoleum of the country’s founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, to mark Defense Day in Karachi on Sept. 6, 2018. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)

Poor Nation, Rich Army

This Republic Day, Pakistan should consider why it remains underdeveloped as its military booms.

Pakistani army soldiers gather near a vehicle at a border terminal in Ghulam Khan, a town in North Waziristan, on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, on January 27, 2019.

Everyone Wants a Piece of Afghanistan

A U.S. withdrawal has opened the door to a possible political settlement, but success will depend on regional powers and the country’s neighbors.

Pakistani soldiers stand next to what Pakistan says is the wreckage of an Indian fighter jet shot down in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir near the Line of Control on Feb. 27. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

India’s Dogfight Loss Could Be a Win for U.S. Weapons-Makers

Boeing and Lockheed Martin are vying for India’s long-delayed fighter replacement program.

A Kashmiri villager clears the debris of house destroyed during a deadly gun battle between militants and Indian government forces in Pulwama, Kashmir, on March 5, 2019. (TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Doesn’t Want to Play Peacemaker

With the United States missing in action in the India-Pakistan crisis, others need to step up.

Indian television journalist Arnab Goswami in 2017. (Sujit Jaiswal/AFP/Getty Images/Foreign Policy illustration)

India’s Media Is War-Crazy

Journalism is taking a back seat to jingoism.

Afghan border policemen walk past a bunker destroyed during clashes with Pakistani troops in Nangarhar province on May 8, 2013. (Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghans Are Cheering for an Indian Win

For Kabul, India is a vital counterbalance to an aggressive neighbor.

An Indian paramilitary trooper stands guard during the second day of strikes called by separatists against the National Investigation Agency raids at residences in Srinagar on Feb. 28. (Tauseef Musafa/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan Claims Kashmir’s ‘Moral High Ground’

The president of Pakistani Kashmir explains why his country deserves far more credit for its role in the disputed region.

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