Our Best Weekend Reads
Pakistan’s military boom is an economic bust, and looking back on the Christchurch attack.
Masood Azhar Is China’s Favorite Terrorist
Beijing’s U.N. block sent a signal—and a warning—to Pakistan.
Poor Nation, Rich Army
This Republic Day, Pakistan should consider why it remains underdeveloped as its military booms.
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.
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.
Trump Doesn’t Want to Play Peacemaker
With the United States missing in action in the India-Pakistan crisis, others need to step up.
Afghans Are Cheering for an Indian Win
For Kabul, India is a vital counterbalance to an aggressive neighbor.
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.
Amid Re-Election Campaign, Modi Takes the Fight to Pakistan
India’s apparently done tolerating terrorist havens across the Pakistani border—but the showdown risks a nuclear escalation.
New Delhi and Islamabad Don’t Want Fire and Fury
As hostilities between India and Pakistan escalate, leaders in both countries are very aware of the risks of a nuclear catastrophe.
Are India and Pakistan on the Verge of a Water War?
In reprisal for a deadly terrorist attack in Kashmir, the Indian government says it will divert river waters that downstream Pakistan has been counting on.
Washington and the ‘Most Dangerous Place in the World’
Why the United States keeps getting South Asia wrong.
We Should Have Seen This India-Pakistan Crisis Coming
The crisis was predictable. How both sides get out of it isn't.
Narendra Modi Should Calm Tensions in Kashmir Rather Than Inflame Them
India and the United States must pressure Pakistan to stop sponsoring terrorism, but New Delhi could do much more to quell the anger fueling unrest in Kashmir.
India’s Afghan Dilemma Is Tougher Than Ever
As the United States contemplates leaving, New Delhi quietly reaches out to the Taliban.
Pakistan Has No More Excuses for Supporting Terrorism
A murderous attack in Kashmir rocks relationships throughout Asia.
How the Taliban Won
On the podcast: Former Pakistani Ambassador Husain Haqqani on America’s endgame in Afghanistan.
Don’t Trust the Taliban’s Promises
U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan would leave a power vacuum filled by terrorists.