India is using brute force to silence dissident voices abroad. Its militarism, enabled by the West, is now directed at the West.
Now home to over two billion people, the balance of power in South Asia is changing as China makes inroads into India’s backyard. But the political order in region states is also transforming, headlined by the rise of Hindu nationalists in New Delhi. Elsewhere, it seems to be more of the same. Bangladesh remains a one-party state. And Pakistan seems trapped in a permanent state of crisis.
Green metals opportunities in Afghanistan and Pakistan face serious headwinds, but the potential upside is huge.
The Pakistani military’s attempted rebalancing to the West may anger China and Russia, resulting in more pain for its fledgling economy.
Bangladesh’s Sheikh Hasina has written the playbook on how smaller, authoritarian regimes can survive and thrive in a multipolar world.
The proposed change of name from India to Bharat is not an anti-colonial move. It is aimed at excluding opponents of Hindu nationalism.
Obtuse remarks on the Ukraine war by a British diplomat in Pakistan reflect the West’s failure to convict the Global South to take its side.
Modi’s Independence Day address was nothing more than a stump speech for the 2024 election aimed firmly at the country’s Hindu majority.
How Pakistan’s constitutional crisis ends will have grave consequences for the country’s embattled democracy and imprisoned ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan.
New Delhi’s militarization of “peripheral” regions like Manipur has contributed to perpetual violence in the region.
Pakistan’s caretaker setup — intended to be a period of transition — will probably instead be a period of transformation.