Assam & the Hindu Nationalist Citizenship Law
Home Minister Amit Shah has promised to take the citizenship register process piloted in Assam nationwide—in order to rid the nation of its largely imaginary “infiltrators” before the next general election, scheduled for 2024.
January 6, 2020
Beyond Afghanistan’s ‘Graveyard for the Living’
Even before President Trump’s bungled diplomacy undercut months of patient effort by his envoy, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, the notoriously doctrinaire Taliban have shown little taste for compromise. Their rhetoric, which always tends toward the histrionic, is now triumphalist.
September 24, 2019
Kashmir on the Edge of the Abyss
What will happen now? The Congress Party and the parties to its left will bleat on about Article 370 and refuse to accept that it has been their own policies and silences that paved the way for Modi to push through his party’s demands. Fear and opportunism have silenced liberal India.
August 13, 2019
Bangladesh’s Authoritarian Turn
Hoodwinking international donor countries and suppressing internal dissent, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hopes to be re-elected virtually unopposed. Noisy students, witnesses taking photographs, and critical journalists have been warned.
August 15, 2018
Pakistan’s Promised Day?
With the general election last week, when both those who were ambivalent about Imran Khan’s incipient victory and those who were ecstatic about it were sharing the poem on social media: “We shall see / Certainly we too shall see that day that has been promised us.”
July 30, 2018