‘We Begged Them to Spare Our Shops’
In New Delhi, the BJP-controlled local government razes a market run by Muslim women.
Sri Lanka’s President Is Girding Himself for the Long Haul
Despite two months of anti-government protests, Gotabaya Rajapaksa doesn’t seem like a leader preparing to relinquish power.
Trump and Biden Let Afghanistan Collapse
The Taliban didn’t have to take over. But Washington made sure they would.
Why China Is Paranoid About the Quad
Beijing has long lived with U.S. alliances in Asia, but a realigned India would change the game.
Trump’s Poison Pills Are Still Toxic
Whether it’s Iran, China, Cuba, or immigration, U.S. President Joe Biden often finds himself stymied by his predecessor’s foreign policy.
The Afghan Resistance Is Still Fighting
But without unity, arms, or a safe haven, it’s an uphill fight against the Islamists in Kabul.
The Taliban Have Made the Burqa Mandatory Again
Hunger and poverty stalk the nation, but the Islamists want to disappear women from public life.
The World Ignored Russia’s Delusions. It Shouldn’t Make the Same Mistake With India.
Hindu nationalist ideologues in New Delhi are flirting with a dangerous revisionist history of South Asia.
Millions of Afghans Want to Flee. LGBTQ Afghans Have To.
Since the Taliban takeover last August, members of the Afghan LGBTQ community have faced electrocution, torture, killings, and fear.
India’s Official COVID-19 Death Toll Is Still an Undercount
As the World Health Organization seeks to revise global figures, politics in New Delhi stand in the way.
China Wants Its Investments in Afghanistan to Be Safer Than in Pakistan
Beijing could profit handsomely from Afghan resources and exports, but new ventures risk exposing Chinese nationals to violence.
India Abandons the Rohingyas
A deliberately ambiguous refugee policy allows the government to deny shelter to Muslims fleeing persecution.
How the Rajapaksas Destroyed Sri Lanka’s Economy
Crony capitalism, protectionism, and corruption have caused havoc—uniting various ethnic groups, including Sinhalese Buddhists, in protest against the regime.
Inside Sri Lanka’s Unprecedented Mass Protests
Demonstrators have already made an impact but lack a unified agenda—and face a state notorious for crushing dissent.