Kamala Devi Harris made history when she became the first Indian and Black Vice President in the history of the United States in 2020. Ro Khanna, Pramila Jayapal, Ami Bera, and Raja Krisnamoorthi currently make up the so-called “Samosa Congress” in the U.S. Congress. In Canada, Jagmeet Singh’s New Democratic Party is making waves. And in the U.K., British Indians in the Boris Johnson administration, such as Priti Patel and Rishi Sunak, are enacting far-reaching immigration and economic policy. Meanwhile, Sadiq Khan serves as the mayor of London.

In South Asia, we cover everything from the rise of Bangladesh and the machinations of India’s Bharatiya Janata Party and Pakistan’s Imran Khan. We’ve reported on how China is encroaching upon South Asia with its Belt and Road Initiative, the contentious maps of Nepal, and how politics influences the media in India. 

Why it matters: South Asia is a growing part of global GDP and the world economy. At the same time, more South Asians are playing a part in governments around the world. Our goal is to bring you the latest in political news and dig deeper into issues and debates than other publications.