Saudi-Pakistan Rift Develops Over India

2020 Aug 29

On August 17, Pakistani army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Saudi Arabia to meet with Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman, younger brother to the


China’s “Peaceful Rise” Vanishes in Thin Air

2020 Jun 20

With the worlds attention focused on the pandemic, Chinese troops have been establishing fixed positions in areas that even it considers to be on the Indian side of the disputed


Remembering the Forgotten Gandhi

2020 Mar 14

The Dandi March, which started 90 years ago, inaugurated Mahatma Gandhis most successful attempt at civil disobedience against the British Raj.


Muslim women of India rising

2020 Mar 02

Now in the 78th day of their sit-in, Muslim women from the Delhi neighbourhood of Shaheen Bagh have taken the lead in protesting against Indias controversial new citizenship legislation. Reciting the constitution, they refuse to be treated as second-class


A Tale of Two Demagogues

2020 Mar 02

Economic nationalism is on the rise, and democracy is on the wane. Given those worrying trends, the recent meetings in India between US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may yet come to be seen as the apotheosis of dystopia.


India’s Democratic Dictatorship

2019 Sep 24

Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indias character is being transformed by a government with no regard for institutions


Myths of Kashmir

2019 Sep 06

India is wedged between two nuclear-armed allies that routinely defy fundamental international rules and norms. Until China and Pakistan stop trying to undermine...


Narendra Modi’s New-Model India

2019 Aug 21

By asserting direct government control over Kashmir, Indias prime minister is remaking the country in the image of his chauvinist party.


Democracies in Danger

2019 Aug 19

Recent unilateral decisions by the Indian, American, and British governments are part of a worrying trend in the worlds leading democracies.


A Battle for India’s Soul

2019 Apr 08

Every Indian general election beats its predecessor’s record to become the largest in world history. This time, Indian voters must decide whether they want an inclusive country that embodies hope, or a divided one that promotes fear.


India and Pakistan: Living on Borrowed Time

2019 Mar 29

For the first time this century, Indian fighter jets struck deep inside Pakistani territory, targeting camps operated by notorious terrorists.


Problem-Plagued Pakistan Faces Incredible Challenges Beyond Its Rivalry with India

2019 Mar 11

Pakistan fears two things more than war with India: pressure from Washington and indifference from Beijing...