Basharat Peer

Review Essay
May/June
2012
Basharat Peer

Indian elites are cheering their country’s newfound status and influence. But two recent books reveal the ugly underbelly of India’s success story. A vast gulf has opened up between the rich and the poor, corruption suffuses every aspect of life, and the country’s political leaders lack the vision needed to turn this would-be world power into an actual one.

Letter From
Basharat Peer

A hostile diplomatic battle has erupted in recent months between China and India. Do tensions over visas and the two countries' shared border pose a threat to one of Asia's most formidable partnerships?