September 4, 2014
It remains unclear whether mounting public anger and flagging growth can catalyze India to address widespread official corruption.
June 10, 2013
Several high-profile sexual assault cases in India have sparked a national debate over women’s rights and the need for social reform in a rapidly modernizing country.
November 7, 2008
India’s primary espionage agency and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) have long been at odds in a long-standing battle for influence.
April 14, 2009
As the world’s largest democracy goes to the polls, this Backgrounder looks at the laws, major players, and issues, including economic reform, caste, and religion, that have shaped India’s politics.
November 27, 2008
India not only faces evolving threats from Kashmiri militants, but also an increasingly violent Maoist insurgency.
May 20, 2009
A profile of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a separatist terrorist group that seeks an independent state in areas in Sri Lanka inhabited by ethnic Tamils.
May 18, 2009
Sri Lanka’s government has scored a string of wins in its long-standing civil war with Tamil militants. But it faces the challenge of integrating its Tamil minority.
August 25, 2008
A look into Pakistan’s institutions, civil society, and the various players less known.
July 17, 2008
Angola, Africa’s top oil producer, is flush with money. Yet wealth remains concentrated in the hands of a very few, leaving the bulk of the population in poverty.