Has India’s Military Recruitment Plan Backfired?
The Agnipath plan has triggered protests among potential soldiers and criticism from veterans, but it’s not likely to dent Modi’s government.
Netflix India’s ‘Cobalt Blue’ Shows Queer Love—in Primary Colors
The recent LGBTQ film tries to give life to the complications of queer desire. It falters.
Afghans Battle Another Blow After Big Earthquake
The Taliban can’t govern in normal times, let alone disaster response.
The U.N. Knows Afghanistan Is Messed Up. But It’s Keeping Mum.
An internal United Nations report details escalating Taliban violations of human rights—and little U.N. leverage.
Leaning on Pakistan Can Get Abandoned Afghans to Safety
Thousands of Afghans who worked with the United States need a route out.
Afghanistan’s Warlords Prepare Their Comeback
The regional capos who broke Afghanistan once before are angling to contest control of the country with the current Taliban rulers.
India’s China Policy Is Confused
Two years after a deadly border clash, New Delhi appears wary of Beijing but unwilling to partner with Washington. These contradictions leave it open to exploitation.
The United States and India Need a Digital Handshake
Mistrust and disagreements over privacy have impeded a partnership that could transform the global digital economy.
The Last Days of the Afghan Embassy
The Biden administration shut down a touchpoint for thousands of refugees from Afghanistan—and left its diplomats in agonizing limbo.
Modi’s Multipolar Moment Has Arrived
India, now courted by all sides, is the clear beneficiary of Russia’s war.
Pakistan Sponsored Terror Next Door. Now, It’s Back to Roost
Afghans rue the return of the Taliban. So does Pakistan, as al Qaeda-linked militants run rampant.
The World Is Still Failing Afghan Women
The Taliban are diplomatically feted even as they destroy women’s rights.
Al Qaeda Isn’t Dead Yet
The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has put 9/11’s planners back in the terror cockpit.