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.
Caught on Camera: India’s Broken Media
What a sting operation reveals about press freedom in the world’s largest democracy.
Is Abdulla Yameen Handing Over the Maldives to China?
The island nation is on the verge of conceding its sovereignty.
Tillerson’s Exit Could Doom the Iran Nuclear Deal
The accord's survival was already tenuous. But after Trump's Cabinet shakeup, it's likely to end.
Are Americans as ‘Ugly’ as Ever?
"The Ugly American" remains relevant, 60 years after it changed the way the United States saw itself in the world.
Tillerson’s Views on India Defy Trump’s Incoherent Foreign Policy
Ahead of his trip to Delhi, the secretary of state articulated a clear vision for the U.S. relationship with India. Let’s hope it was not an anomaly.
Tillerson Open to Peace Talks With ‘Moderate’ Taliban
The U.S. secretary of state reopened the offer during a surprise visit to Afghanistan.
Despite Risks, Trump Administration Moves Forward With Afghanistan Mining Plan
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says the mining industry is key to Kabul’s future.
Trump Administration Threatens to Cut Aid to Pakistan. Does It Matter?
U.S. aid to Pakistan was falling even before the president’s speech