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An Indian Border Security Force soldier carries a rocket launcher as he takes up position at an outpost along the India-Pakistan border in Ranbir Singh Pora, southwest of Jammu, on Oct. 2, 2016.

After India’s Skirmish With China, Is Pakistan Next?

Looking to reinvigorate support at home, Modi could pick a fight with his country’s traditional enemy.

Indian paramilitary soldiers in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

India Has Handed China a Way to Interfere in Kashmir

The revocation of Article 370 unwittingly gave Beijing a new weapon.

Volunteers distribute food boxes and a traditional sweet drink among people for breaking their Ramadan fast in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on May 3.

On the Coronavirus, Pakistan’s Government Is Missing in Action

As the pandemic threatens livelihoods, the country’s poor are relying almost exclusively on the charity of fellow citizens.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) arrives with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman prior to a meeting  in New Delhi on Feb. 20, 2019.

Why Gulf States Are Backtracking on India

Islamophobia is undoing years of New Delhi’s diplomatic gains in the Middle East.

Muslims maintain social distancing as they offer a special Taraweeh evening prayer ahead of the first day of the holy month of Ramadan at the Grand Faisal Mosque in Islamabad on April 24.

Pakistan’s Government Is Caught Between a Mosque and a Hard Place

The authorities are struggling to enforce social distancing rules during Ramadan.

The Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai poses for a photograph at the all-boys Cadet College Swat in Gulibagh, near Mingora, Pakistan, on March 31, 2018.

Pakistan’s Success Story

How Swat Valley went from basket case to on the mend.

A police officer checks the temperature of a driver at a highway in Wuhan, China, on Jan. 24, 2020.

Our Top Weekend Reads

Wuhan faces quarantine as coronavirus spreads, Imran Khan discusses China, and Trump picks up Ukraine conspiracy theory.

A vaccinator marks the door of a house during a polio vaccination drive in Nowshera, Pakistan, on April 22, 2019.

Pakistan’s Secret Weapon Against Polio

Female health workers and religious leaders are driving up the country’s dangerously low vaccination rates.

Shiite Muslims protest in Karachi, Pakistan, against a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque.

South Asia’s Shiites Are Eschewing Sectarianism

Iran divides and disrupts in the Middle East, but it has a different playbook in Pakistan.

Indian Border Security Force personnel and Pakistani Rangers

India and Pakistan Are Edging Closer to War in 2020

Two crises dominated South Asia in 2019, and each one stands to get worse next year.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (second from left) attends a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan (third from right) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.

Pakistan’s High-Stakes CPEC Reboot

Pakistani officials struggle to balance a difficult program against a vital alliance.

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If You Think Kashmir Was Turbulent in 2019, Wait for Next Year

The region exploded onto the front page in 2019. In 2020, the stories could get far grimmer.

A young Kashmiri villager looks at the remains of a house destroyed during a deadly gun battle between militants and Indian government forces south of Srinagar, on March 5, 2019.

India’s Militant Pipeline

From being jailed for throwing stones to joining terrorist groups, the history of radicalization in Kashmir shows that the region won’t stay quiet for long.

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