Everyone Thinks the Economy Is Issue No. 1 for India’s Modi. It’s Not.
Little separates various Indian political parties on the economy. That’s why the prime minister’s new government is making its mark by delivering on its social and cultural agenda.
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.
Afghans Want Peace, but Not Like This
Ordinary Afghans felt excluded from the talks and feared an empowered Taliban.
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.
Trump’s Approach to Afghanistan ‘Confusing His Own Negotiators’
Veteran diplomat Ryan Crocker talks about the “catastrophic” plans for a Taliban summit and scant hopes for any enduring peace deal.
Detained in Kashmir
From politicians to activists to children, India is running out of space for its prisoners.
Trump’s National Security Team Splinters Over Taliban Meeting
Bolton’s pushback and Pentagon concerns over a potential deal with the Afghan insurgents helped convince the U.S. president to cancel the contentious summit.
Modi Reimagines the Indian Military
By announcing the creation of a chief of defense staff, New Delhi hopes to modernize India’s armed forces.
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.
Khalilzad Edges Closer to Pact With Taliban
The U.S. envoy is expected to travel to Afghanistan within days to seek approval from President Ashraf Ghani.
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.
India Faces a Looming Disaster
Narendra Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is an election-winning machine. But its ideology is sharply at odds with economic or social common sense.
Spilling the Tea in Sri Lanka
As large colonial-era tea plantations crumble, family-owned plots are trying to take their place and save the industry.
Instead of Bringing Jobs to the People, Bring the People to the Jobs
How transportation subsidies can fix seasonal poverty.
Modi’s Nationalism Is Spoiling His Global Brand
India’s leader has to mix a muscular foreign policy with a softer touch.