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How India’s New Bridge to Kashmir Divided a Region

An expensive infrastructure project will bring economic benefits, but Kashmiris fear it will mean more military domination and demographic change.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg attend a town hall meeting.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg attend a town hall meeting.

Modi Is Muzzling Big Tech

Silicon Valley has spent years courting India, but its companies face an increasingly tricky censorship minefield in the world’s largest democracy.

An Indigenous woman stands in her spare kitchen in Jhargram, West Bengal, India.
An Indigenous woman stands in her spare kitchen in Jhargram, West Bengal, India.

The Gender Hunger Gap Is Real—and Getting Worse

Under climate change, women will increasingly be forced to eat less than men.

A Bharatiya Janata Party supporter holds a picture of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
A Bharatiya Janata Party supporter holds a picture of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

Why India Banned the BBC’s Modi Documentary

The program revisits a dark episode for the prime minister. New Delhi’s move has only brought more attention to it.

A Taliban fighter stands guard as women wait in a queue during a World Food Program cash distribution in Kabul.
A Taliban fighter stands guard as women wait in a queue during a World Food Program cash distribution in Kabul.

Taliban ‘Men-Only’ Aid Edict Divides Charity Community

The World Food Program seems poised to carry on, driving NGOs to call it quits on aid.

A photograph shows a sign of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at the Congress centre on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos on January 16, 2023. - The world's political and business elites gather for the annual Davos summit to promote "cooperation in a fragmented world", with war in Ukraine, the climate crisis and global trade tensions high on the agenda. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)
A photograph shows a sign of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at the Congress centre on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos on January 16, 2023. - The world's political and business elites gather for the annual Davos summit to promote "cooperation in a fragmented world", with war in Ukraine, the climate crisis and global trade tensions high on the agenda. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

Is Geopolitics Damaging Industry?

FP convenes a discussion with four top global executives at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the group photo session during the BRICS Summit at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center in Xiamen, southeastern China's Fujian Province on Sept. 4, 2017.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the group photo session during the BRICS Summit at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center in Xiamen, southeastern China's Fujian Province on Sept. 4, 2017.

Modi’s China Policy Is a Failure

The Indian government has tread carefully—and invited trouble.

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Striving for Affordable Child Care in Bangladesh

The country passed an act in 2021 aiming to increase access to child care. But implementing the law has its own challenges.

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Global-Dispatches-Foreign-Policy—playlist-site-3-2

How Protests in Bangladesh Could Impact Elections

Foreign Policy Playlist recommends: Global Dispatches.

Afghan boys stand in a queue as they wait to receive food aid from a nongovernmental organization in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Afghan boys stand in a queue as they wait to receive food aid from a nongovernmental organization in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The Taliban Are Losing Some of Their Cash Cows

The U.S. and U.N. are halting aid as the Taliban ratchet up their atrocities.

A soldier takes a coffee break in downtown Colombo, Sri Lanka.
A soldier takes a coffee break in downtown Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Trysts With Sri Lanka’s Ghosts

In the Booker Prize-winning “The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida,” the past haunts a country racked by unresolved death.

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An illustration shows icons for social media platforms Mastodon, Koo, and Post falling over a descending Twitter bird icon.

Après Twitter, the Deluge?

The social network is global, but what comes next may not be. 

Volunteers label a shipment of humanitarian aid to be sent to Afghanistan at Bahrain International Airport on Muharraq Island on Sept. 4, 2021.
Volunteers label a shipment of humanitarian aid to be sent to Afghanistan at Bahrain International Airport on Muharraq Island on Sept. 4, 2021.

The Taliban Are Abusing Western Aid

Misogyny gets headlines. The pillaging of international aid money goes unnoticed.

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