Why Indians and Pakistanis Want a War
Most South Asians are too young to have experienced the horrors of the conflicts fought in the region. That’s one reason why they’re quick to clamor for one.
Getting to ‘Yes’ Has Just Gotten a Lot Harder in Afghanistan
An abrupt end to a possible deal with the Taliban sticks the United States deeper in the quagmire.
The Future of Kashmir
How India decided to end the area’s autonomous status and what it means for the region.
In Afghanistan and Kashmir, It’s the 1980s All Over Again
Decades of violence and terrorism were set in motion back then. Here’s how to avoid that from happening this time around.
Kashmiris Won’t Stay Silent Forever
Residents of the restive area of Pulwama are under lockdown for a third week. But they want the world to know they’re going to fight back.
Our Top Weekend Reads
A crisis unfolds in Kashmir, the U.S.-China trade war escalates (again), and the United States grapples with back-to-back mass shootings.
Kashmir’s Paramilitary Lockdown Traps Locals
Witnesses say travel is nearly impossible and communications have been severed.
Kashmir Is a Dress Rehearsal for Hindu Nationalist Fantasies
Economic excuses are cover for the goal of transforming India into a so-called Hindu nation.
Inside Kashmir’s Crisis—And What Happens Next
A scholar of Indian politics says Modi’s unilateral move to revoke the disputed territory’s status “suggests a willingness to flout basic norms of democracy.”
India’s Sudden Kashmir Move Could Backfire Badly
New Delhi’s crackdown could send the region spinning into instability.
Our Best Reads This Weekend
Boris Johnson becomes Britain’s prime minister, Donald Trump wades into the Kashmir conflict, and the Ebola epidemic in Congo rages on.
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.
How Pakistan Is Playing Washington—Again
Trump thinks he can get Imran Khan to help as he exits Afghanistan. History suggests otherwise.
Trump Does an About-Face on Pakistan—and Blunders Into the Kashmir Dispute
The U.S. president is desperate to salvage peace talks with the Taliban, even if it means cozying up to Pakistan at the expense of America’s newest partner in the Indo-Pacific.
Trump’s Hard Line on Pakistan Is All Bluster
U.S. needs in Afghanistan have overridden promises to get tough on Islamabad.
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.