India Seeks to Escape an Asian Future Led by China
A flurry of trade talks herald an economic realignment toward the West.
Former Afghan Advisor: Biden’s Withdrawal Was the ‘Tipping Point’ for Afghanistan
Hamdullah Mohib, former Afghan national security advisor, spoke about what went wrong, who’s to blame, and what lies in store for his country.
How to Prevent Afghan Aid Money From Reaching Terrorists
Humanitarian aid must be linked to an effective independent monitoring system.
Is Biden’s Foreign Policy Grade A Material?
More than 30 experts grade the U.S. president’s first year of foreign policy.
How Aafia Siddiqui Became a Radical Cause Célèbre
The Pakistani citizen, a U.S. federal prisoner, has attracted support from extremists around the world.
America Doesn’t Control the Forever Wars
The slow fall of the nation-state’s monopoly on violence will shape future conflicts.
‘You’re Very Vulnerable’: Afghan Diplomats Fear Violent Taliban Reprisals
The Taliban are pressuring exiled diplomats in an attempt to take back Afghanistan’s embassies.
Afghanistan’s Diplomats Refuse to Represent a Terrorist Group
Some are working on resistance. Others, consular services. And all of them must figure out how to keep their embassy’s lights on.
Taliban Pressing for Prisoner Swap With U.S.
The group wants to trade an American engineer abducted two years ago for an Afghan drug lord imprisoned in the U.S.
The U.S. Has a Police Brutality Problem. So Does Bangladesh.
Dhaka’s denial of extrajudicial killings is imperiling its relations with Washington and exposing the country’s corrupt police and undemocratic institutions.
China’s Two-Ocean Strategy Puts India in a Pincer
The Chinese foreign minister’s island hopping is the latest sign of contestation over the Indo-Pacific.
India’s Religious Minorities Are Under Attack
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on a recent spate of hate speech and violence is deafening.
10 Conflicts to Watch in 2022
Battle deaths may be down, but regional wars continue to rage as great-power confrontations loom, from Ukraine to Taiwan, amid declining U.S. influence.
How Narendra Modi Nearly Lost His Way in 2021
India’s farmers’ protests and COVID-19 catastrophe may have slowed the prime minister’s rise.
Afghanistan’s Aid Infrastructure Is Unraveling
Famine and destitution loom, yet more aid could strengthen the Taliban.