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The Domestic Dividends of Modi’s Look West Policy
May 22, 2019
The Domestic Dividends of Modi’s Look West Policy
Modi broke with BJP precedent to pursue Arab states. The foreign policy rationale is obvious, but there's a domestic political logic as well.
The Domestic Dividends of Modi’s Look West Policy
Modi Flexes Muscles in Kashmir to Woo India’s Hindu Voters
May 07, 2019
Modi Flexes Muscles in Kashmir to Woo India’s Hindu Voters
The Indian prime minister plays the Kashmir card.
Modi Flexes Muscles in Kashmir to Woo India’s Hindu Voters
Indian Elections 2019: Do Narendra Modi and the BJP Deserve a Second Term?
April 17, 2019
Indian Elections 2019: Do Narendra Modi and the BJP Deserve a Second Term?
On what basis should the BJP be reelected in India? (If it can be.)
Indian Elections 2019: Do Narendra Modi and the BJP Deserve a Second Term?
Kashmir, Pulwama, and Pakistan: Navigating Islam and Citizenship in India
April 17, 2019
Kashmir, Pulwama, and Pakistan: Navigating Islam and Citizenship in India
For segments of the country’s Hindu population, Muslim loyalty to the nation has always been suspect.
Kashmir, Pulwama, and Pakistan: Navigating Islam and Citizenship in India
Indian Hindu Nationalism’s Nepali Cousin
March 01, 2019
Indian Hindu Nationalism’s Nepali Cousin
Hindu nationalism has taken hold in India. In Nepal, once the world’s only Hindu state, things are more complicated.
Indian Hindu Nationalism’s Nepali Cousin
Understanding India’s Political Evolution
December 13, 2018
Understanding India’s Political Evolution
Recent assembly election results speak to the enduring strength of India’s democracy.
Understanding India’s Political Evolution
Rising Hindu Nationalism in South Asia: Implications for the United States
August 22, 2018
Rising Hindu Nationalism in South Asia: Implications for the United States
It's time for Washington to take the challenges posed by Hindu nationalism seriously.
Rising Hindu Nationalism in South Asia: Implications for the United States
Jammu and Kashmir Comes Under Direct Rule as Ruling Coalition Falls Apart
June 26, 2018
Jammu and Kashmir Comes Under Direct Rule as Ruling Coalition Falls Apart
The Bharatiya Janata Party has withdrawn from its alliance with the People’s Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir. What comes next?
Jammu and Kashmir Comes Under Direct Rule as Ruling Coalition Falls Apart
No, Fashion in India Has Not Become a ‘Nationalist Cause’
November 17, 2017
No, Fashion in India Has Not Become a ‘Nationalist Cause’
Is Modi’s sense of style part of a newfangled nationalistic agenda? Not necessarily.
No, Fashion in India Has Not Become a ‘Nationalist Cause’
Silencing Dissenters in India: Can the Media Fight Back? 
October 05, 2017
Silencing Dissenters in India: Can the Media Fight Back? 
Can the Indian media take on those who'd see dissenters -- like Gauri Lankesh -- silenced?
Silencing Dissenters in India: Can the Media Fight Back? 
Indian Netizens Say #NotInMyName After Spate of Lynchings
July 04, 2017
Indian Netizens Say #NotInMyName After Spate of Lynchings
Enough is enough, say many Indians after lynch mobs pursue beef-eaters.
Indian Netizens Say #NotInMyName After Spate of Lynchings
Having a Cow Over Beef: India's Cattle Slaughter Ban Debate
June 08, 2017
Having a Cow Over Beef: India's Cattle Slaughter Ban Debate
In India, a national debate rages about who has the right to slaughter cattle.
Having a Cow Over Beef: India's Cattle Slaughter Ban Debate
Modi Taps Firebrand Hindu Priest-Politician to Lead India's Most Populous State
March 20, 2017
Modi Taps Firebrand Hindu Priest-Politician to Lead India's Most Populous State
Yogi Adityanath will became the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, a state with 204 million people.
Modi Taps Firebrand Hindu Priest-Politician to Lead India's Most Populous State
When History Gets Political: India’s Grand 'Aryan' Debate and the Indus Valley Civilization
August 18, 2016
When History Gets Political: India’s Grand 'Aryan' Debate and the Indus Valley Civilization
India's politicized debate on history blurs the truth.
When History Gets Political: India’s Grand 'Aryan' Debate and the Indus Valley Civilization
India's Hindu Right Is Correct About One Thing: India's Muslim Rulers Did Destroy Hindu Temples
August 03, 2016
India's Hindu Right Is Correct About One Thing: India's Muslim Rulers Did Destroy Hindu Temples
India's Hindu right loves to exaggerate some things, but history leaves some things clear.
India's Hindu Right Is Correct About One Thing: India's Muslim Rulers Did Destroy Hindu Temples
India: Violence Against Dalits on the Rise
May 19, 2016
India: Violence Against Dalits on the Rise
Despite robust laws, violence against India's most oppressed people continues to rise.
India: Violence Against Dalits on the Rise
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