South Asia

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.

Fearful that Imran Khan’s PTI could still win Pakistan’s February 8 general elections, the army is going to great lengths to deny the party a victory.