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Modi Reopens Settled Dispute with Sri Lanka to Woo Tamil Voters

Modi Reopens Settled Dispute with Sri Lanka to Woo Tamil Voters

By Rathindra Kuruwita
India and Sri Lanka signed an agreement in 1974 recognizing Sri Lankan sovereignty over the tiny island of Katchatheevu.
Indians in Japan: Work, Life, and Racism

Indians in Japan: Work, Life, and Racism

By Aniket Singh Chauhan
A 2022 survey revealed that nearly 63 percent of surveyed foreigners in Japan were racially profiled and stopped by the police multiple times.

Uttarakhand’s Civil Code Breeds an Indian Surveillance State

Uttarakhand’s Civil Code Breeds an Indian Surveillance State

By Sadaf Javed and Reecha Das
Efforts to address social issues risk being co-opted for political gain or used to further divisive agendas.

India’s Long Road to Net-Zero

India’s Long Road to Net-Zero

By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
With ambitious targets, the green transition is a huge challenge for India.

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif Visits Saudi Arabia

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif Visits Saudi Arabia

By Umair Jamal
With some of kind stability restored in Pakistan, the Saudis seem more willing to implement past investment pledges.
Caught in the Crossfire: India and Pakistan’s Fishing Communities

Caught in the Crossfire: India and Pakistan’s Fishing Communities

By Safina Nabi and Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Fisherfolk in India and Pakistan are the victims of a turbulent mix of politics, economic crises, and climate change.

How the Katchatheevu Island Controversy Impacts India’s ‘Neighborhood First’ Diplomacy 

How the Katchatheevu Island Controversy Impacts India’s ‘Neighborhood First’ Diplomacy 

By Rushali Saha
Modi’s decision to revisit a sovereignty dispute resolved in the 1970s risks tearing a rift in ties with Sri Lanka.
BJP-led Alliance Likely to Sweep Elections in India’s Northeast

BJP-led Alliance Likely to Sweep Elections in India’s Northeast

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Delimitation of electoral constituencies is expected to benefit the BJP in Assam.

Christophe Jaffrelot on What Makes Brand Modi Successful

Christophe Jaffrelot on What Makes Brand Modi Successful

By Sudha Ramachandran
“Like many populists, Modi is a chameleon -- this is his brand. Everyone can find in him what he or she is looking for.”

Why India Might Want to Pursue Transnational Killings

Why India Might Want to Pursue Transnational Killings

By Mohamed Zeeshan
India increasingly evaluates its own power through its ability to flout global norms and get away with it.

This General Election Could Bring Changes Like No Other in India

This General Election Could Bring Changes Like No Other in India

By Ashutosh
Should the ruling BJP return to power with a massive number of seats, it is expected to change the Indian Constitution.
Icy Desert Ladakh Turns Up the Heat on Modi Ahead of Indian Elections

Icy Desert Ladakh Turns Up the Heat on Modi Ahead of Indian Elections

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
The loss of their grazing lands to Chinese incursions and Indian corporations has prompted Ladakhis to oppose the BJP government’s top-down governance model.

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