India eclipsing China in population doesn’t necessarily mean it will become a more powerful country. It will likely remain weaker and poorer.
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.
Garment industry workers’ human rights have not improved. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened conditions for them.
While Pakistan is unlikely to recognize Israel any time soon, there are clearly efforts by powerful forces in the country to test the waters.
The BJP has built a cult around Narendra Modi based on the idea of one leader, one party, one (Hindu) nation.
India’s young labor force might prove to be a burden as it struggles to identify sources of employment and create new opportunities.
While Trump and Khan share much in common, there’s one huge difference between the two: Khan is actually the target of the Deep State.
Pakistan, along with Azerbaijan, is among the few non-Western countries arming Ukraine in its defense against the Russian invasion.
India is no ally of the West or the Global South. It is a selective partner only out for itself.
A majority of Pakistanis view ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan favorably and his opponents, including Nawaz Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, unfavorably.
India’s Hindu nationalist government claims billionaire George Soros is behind a regime change campaign targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.