India & Pakistan
“This is indeed India! The land of dreams and romance, of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty … a thousand religions and two million gods, cradle of the human race, birthplace of human speech, mother of history, grandmother of legend, great-grandmother of tradition, whose yesterdays bear date with the mouldering antiquities of the rest of the nations — the one sole country under the sun that is endowed with an imperishable interest for alien prince and alien peasant, for lettered and ignorant, wise and fool, rich and poor, bond and free, the one land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for the shows of all the rest of the globe combined.” - Mark Twain
India's Foreign Policy Fog
India stands poised to create a new role for itself on the world stage. Indians don't agree on what that role should be.
India needs to unlearn China's lessons
India’s leaders have instinctively looked to China for the secrets to national success. The impulse often serves them poorly.
India's Feckless Elite
India's political class may not be up to the task of leading the country toward prosperity.
A new era of globalization dawned in December 2001, with the West passing the torch to China and India.
The Forgotten Soldiers: India and Pakistan in the Great War
Colonial India's World War One efforts transformed the Middle East — and India, too.
Pakistan's Most Dangerous Place
Pakistan's remote and poorly understood tribal region has emerged as key to the future of both Pakistan and Afghanistan.
How can the U.S. forge a better partnership with Pakistan, which has become the epicenter of global terrorism?
Why billions in aid to Pakistan haven’t improved the lives of poor Pakistanis
A surreal encounter in an Islamabad office reveals in an instant why billions of dollars spent on aid to Pakistan have made so little difference in the lives of the country’s poor.
Gandhi's Invisible Hands
A dust-caked library left behind by his inner circle shows how Mahatma Gandhi's saintly, putatively solitary crusade for peace was made possible by a well-honed enterprise of resourceful supporters.
Modi's India: caste, inequality, and the rise of Hindu nationalism
Caste and social inequality persist in modern India, but the poor are now political in a way unheard of in the first several decades after independence.