It’s the Roads, Stupid
Armed checkpoints along key trade routes—not natural resources—are the key to financing rebel groups and insurgencies around the world.
Taliban Map Out Future Vision for Afghanistan
The militant group’s spokesman vows to “continue our war” until Afghanistan has an Islamic government.
Afghanistan Swamped by COVID-19’s Third Wave
The government dithered and denied the pandemic’s severity. Now, a health disaster looms.
Modi’s Religious Nationalism Hurts India’s Hindus, Too
Islamophobic policies harm not just Muslims, but the poor and marginalized.
How My Uncle Became One of Modi’s Coronavirus Victims
The Indian prime minister’s deadly blundering has sown the seeds of his own fall.
Inside Washington’s Fight to Save Afghans Who Saved Americans
Afghan interpreters were promised U.S. visas. Now, red tape may cost them their lives.
India Draws a Line in the 5G Sand
After last summer’s clashes with China, New Delhi may finally be ready to leave ambiguity behind—and side with the West.
Modi Walks a Political Tightrope With Israel
Long hesitant to have a diplomatic relationship with Israel at all, India now wants to get closer—but not too close.
India Gives Up Its Anti-Colonial Obsessions and Embraces Europe
In response to China’s rise, New Delhi casts off anti-Western baggage.
India’s COVID-19 Surge Terrifies Pakistan
A dangerous third wave is threatening an unvaccinated nation.
India’s Pandemic Disaster Has Finally Slowed Modi’s Unstoppable Rise
The populist leader is blaming everyone but himself. Voters aren’t buying it.
How to Boost the United States’ Most Important Partnership
Biden’s first 100 days show India is a crucial part of the new administration’s foreign policy.