The Modi Mystery
Poor economic performance should have hurt the prime minister at the polls. Instead, appeals to nationalism won him the vote.
Indian Exit Polls Predict Modi Win
India’s Narendra Modi appears set for second term, Austria’s ruling coalition collapses ahead of the EU elections, and what to watch in the world this week.
India Is Trapping Its Young People
There aren’t enough jobs to go around, but as the ongoing election has made clear, neither party is ready to tackle the problem.
Saudi Arabia Has Big Plans in India
With Saudi Aramco’s bid for a stake in Reliance Industries, the oil giant is looking to establish a permanent foothold in the South Asian country.
For Afghan Refugees, Pakistan Is a Nightmare—but Also Home
Host to one of the world’s largest refugee populations, the country is trying to figure out how to push migrants out. But that will mean sending many Afghans back to a country they’ve never lived in.
What Afghan Women (and Men) Really Want
Access to employment and education are local priorities. Here’s how the West can work with the Taliban to ensure those rights.
The Pakistani Military’s Worst Nightmare Is Coming True
A human rights movement from Waziristan is finally bringing the country together to challenge the brass.
India’s Not as Safe as You Think It Is
Hotel Mumbai is a tale of courage. It is also a worrying reminder of India’s security flaws.
Sri Lanka Is Already Drawing the Wrong Lessons From the Attacks
Responding to the recent violence with typical policies to counter violent extremism could make things far worse.
Sri Lanka’s Christians and Muslims Weren’t Enemies
The country’s real divide has been between Buddhists and Muslims, but the Easter attacks may change all that.
Sri Lanka’s Perfect Storm of Failure
There were many chances to stop the Easter Sunday attacks. The government missed them all.
India’s $7 Billion Election
How the vote got so expensive, and what it says about the country’s democracy.
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.