U.S. Eyes Plans to Cut Diplomatic Staff in Afghanistan, Iraq
Officials say it's time to shift diplomatic resources to countering China and Russia.
Trump Doesn’t Want to Play Peacemaker
With the United States missing in action in the India-Pakistan crisis, others need to step up.
Pakistan Claims Kashmir’s ‘Moral High Ground’
The president of Pakistani Kashmir explains why his country deserves far more credit for its role in the disputed region.
New Delhi and Islamabad Don’t Want Fire and Fury
As hostilities between India and Pakistan escalate, leaders in both countries are very aware of the risks of a nuclear catastrophe.
Are India and Pakistan on the Verge of a Water War?
In reprisal for a deadly terrorist attack in Kashmir, the Indian government says it will divert river waters that downstream Pakistan has been counting on.
India’s Afghan Dilemma Is Tougher Than Ever
As the United States contemplates leaving, New Delhi quietly reaches out to the Taliban.
How the India-Pakistan Conflict Leaves Great Powers Powerless
The U.S. helped prevent war in 2008. Those days are gone.
India and Pakistan Aren’t Ready for Another Terrorist Crisis
Neither state has fixed the problems behind the Mumbai attacks a decade ago.
Afghanistan’s Rivers Could Be India’s Next Weapon Against Pakistan
New Delhi is funding an ambitious dam near Kabul that could reduce water flow to its rival downstream. The project might spark the world’s next conflict.
Sri Lanka’s Political Shake-Up Is a Win for China
Former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa’s resurgence shows the limitations of U.S. economic diplomacy.
Afghanistan’s Strongman Democracy
Flawed and messy as it was, the vote was still good for democracy.
The Taliban Just Won a Key Battle for Afghanistan’s Future
The killing of a strongman police chief creates a dangerous power vacuum.
Changing Global Gender Norms Is Possible
What India can show the United States about how to disrupt rape culture.
India Is Getting Cold Feet About Trump’s America
Harsh rhetoric and trade wars have tarnished a once-promising relationship.
No One Has Ever Completed a Term as Pakistan’s PM
A checkered democratic history, from 1947 to the present day.
Sex Is India’s Last Colonial Burden
India’s Supreme Court is finally ditching antiquated laws on gay sex.
No Matter Who Wins Pakistan’s Vote, the Nation Loses
The military thinks elections give it a facade to rule from above. But that plan keeps backfiring.
India Is the Weakest Link in the Quad
The four-nation mechanism was set up to contain Chinese maritime expansionism, but New Delhi is having second thoughts.
India Is the Latest Front in Trump’s Endless Trade War
Modi’s soft approach is getting nowhere with a hard-line Washington.