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Today’s Issue

  • India and Pakistan have avoided a full-scale war. But don’t expect Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tone down the rhetoric any time soon. He’s facing an election starting in April, and a national-security crisis plays to his strengths.

  • The Indian journalist Hartosh Singh Bal joined The Masthead to review the political history that led to this moment for Modi. He looked back to a story from The Atlantic’s archives for our series The Present Past.

  • This issue will give you a snappy synthesis of the current politics. If you want to go deeper, listen to the full conversation with Bal on our podcast feed. The audio is available on SoundCloud, or you can get it directly in your podcast player.

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