The risks of a protracted, bloody conflict challenge the efforts of India and Pakistan to align with the Israeli-Saudi-Emirati-Emirati axis.
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.
Liberal democracies need to adopt a clear strategy to counter Indian attempts to sow division and spread disinformation in the West.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan holds a 60 percent approval rating — surpassing his major rivals by at least 24 points.
India is using brute force to silence dissident voices abroad. Its militarism, enabled by the West, is now directed at the West.
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.