The Importance of Kamala Harris’s South Asian Heritage
The media often underplays the fact that Biden’s vice presidential pick has an Indian mother. Her heritage could play a crucial role in U.S. foreign policy.
Kashmiris Lament the Loss of Their Youth
While much of India opened up to the world after the country’s 1991 reforms, Kashmir instead became the world’s most militarized zone. A generation of young people have suffered.
Kashmir’s Year of Hopelessness
One year on from New Delhi’s decision to revoke Kashmir’s autonomous privileges, the region remains ignored and underinvested. It’s difficult to see what could change the status quo.
India and the United States Need Each Other Mostly Because of China
Just 50 years ago, Washington was trying to intimidate New Delhi so it could cozy up to Beijing. China’s rise has brought the world’s two largest democracies closer.
For Sri Lankan Refugees, a Free and Fair Australia Is a Myth
A murder mystery is an indictment of Australia’s draconian immigration policy that has left many legitimate asylum-seekers detained, deported, or dead.
To Fight China, India Needs to Forget Russia
The best way for New Delhi to modernize its military and protect itself from Beijing’s aggression is to forget its old relationship with Moscow and build closer ties to Washington.
In Pakistan, the Army Tightens Its Grip
As military expenditure soars in Pakistan despite an unprecedented economic catastrophe, Khan’s power looks to be waning.
Why India and Russia Are Going to Stay Friends
Conventional wisdom holds that New Delhi will turn to Washington as it increases competition with Beijing. But Moscow’s importance cannot be ignored.
The Coronavirus Is Hastening Modi’s Transformation of India
New Delhi is invoking the pandemic to accelerate its suppression of the press.
This Time, Russia Is in Afghanistan to Win
Putin is replicating his success in Syria in a new theater of conflict—and part of his plan is to hurt American interests once again.
In Afghanistan, the Dead Cast a Long Shadow
With Afghanistan again facing a political crisis, Mohammed Najibullah’s tarnished memory is being rehabilitated by some. But the crimes of the last Soviet-supported president, who was killed by the Taliban, are hardly forgotten.
A Portrait of India on Fire
Megha Majumdar’s bestselling novel “A Burning” begins with a train in flames. But what really gets torched is the Indian Dream.
India Is Paying the Price for Neglecting its Neighbors
Narendra Modi came to power promising to prioritize relations with countries such as Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. China is taking advantage of his failure to do so.