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An Interview With Haider Mullick
December 15, 2009
An Interview With Haider Mullick
The Diplomat speaks with South Asia analyst Haider Mullick about Pakistan’s counter-insurgency efforts, conspiracy theories and the prospects for stability in Afghanistan.
An Interview With Haider Mullick
December 14, 2009
Meet Quetta's 'Untouchable' Christians
They embraced the religion of their invaders to escape the caste system that had condemned them to a miserable existence. But Karlos Zurutuza reports on how, centuries later, Christians in the Taliban stronghold of Quetta are once again becoming ‘untouchables.’
Meet Quetta's 'Untouchable' Christians
The Dangers of Dynasties
December 11, 2009
The Dangers of Dynasties
A recent influx of young lawmakers to India’s parliament masks a lack of dynamism in an increasingly dynastic political system. Shreyasi Singh takes a look at the threat of politicians keeping it in the family, and discovers the drive for change is coming from a surprising source.
The Dangers of Dynasties
The History of Sino-India Tensions
December 01, 2009
The History of Sino-India Tensions
Watchers of Asia’s two big rising powers are getting it wrong, says The Diplomat’s Madhav Nalapat. In focusing on economics and a border dispute, they are overlooking the biggest irritant to ties: a soft-spoken monk who was granted asylum in India 50 years ago.
The History of Sino-India Tensions
December 01, 2009
An Interview With Lawrence Prabhakar
The Diplomat speaks with Lawrence Prabhakar, Professor of Political Science at India’s Madras Christian College, about Manmohan Singh’s recent trip to Washington, Indo-US ties and China’s growing maritime presence in the Indian Ocean.
An Interview With Lawrence Prabhakar
Trust is a Two-Way Street
November 25, 2009
Trust is a Two-Way Street
Trust is a Two-Way Street
No Place Like Home?
November 10, 2009
No Place Like Home?
After decades in exile, some Tibetans are beginning to question whether the breathtaking location in India that has served as their temporary residence might, despite their best hopes, be taking on the trappings of a more permanent home. Saransh Sehgal meets the exiles living in Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama.
No Place Like Home?
November 09, 2009
An Interview with Ahmed Quraishi
The Diplomat speaks with Pakistani commentator Ahmed Quraishi about the country’s current military offensive in Waziristan, relations with the US and what America should do to improve its image in Pakistan.
An Interview with Ahmed Quraishi
The Lost Girls
November 06, 2009
The Lost Girls
Parents in India desperate for sons have been taking advantage of advances in medical technology and liberal abortion laws to ensure they don’t have daughters. Shreyasi Singh looks at the reasons behind the dramatic distortions in the country’s sex ratio.
The Lost Girls
November 02, 2009
Long Journey Back to Heaven
The Diplomat’s Pakistan correspondent, Mustafa Qadri, meets refugees from the conflict in Pakistan’s Swat Valley and finds anger, trepidation and hope as they return home after this summer’s counter-Taliban military offensive.
Long Journey Back to Heaven
October 28, 2009
Sri Lanka - The New Great Game
The defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in May brought an end to Sri Lanka’s civil war. But the conflict also shed light on a bitter geopolitical struggle taking place against the backdrop of the declining influence of the West and the emerging influence of India and China. Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe explores the implications of Sri Lanka’s evolving foreign policy.
Sri Lanka - The New Great Game
Meeting Pakistan's Other Insurgents
October 02, 2009
Meeting Pakistan's Other Insurgents
The Baloch homeland, which straddles the borders of Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan, is a forgotten battleground in one of the world's hotspots. Karlos Zurutuza meets the insurgents fighting for this divided region.
Meeting Pakistan's Other Insurgents
September 28, 2009
Asia's Basket Case
Bangladesh has endured a turbulent past, and faces a far from settled future, argues Tanveer Ahmed.
Asia's Basket Case
August 31, 2009
NATO's Afghan Lifeline
Mustafa Qadri investigates one of the main NATO supply routes from Karachi to Chaman on the Pakistan-Afghan border.
NATO's Afghan Lifeline
May 07, 2009
The Bhutan Inssurgencies
The cliff-perched fortresses that dot Bhutan’s mountainous perimeter serve as a testimony to a longstanding effort to keep out foreigners.
The Bhutan Inssurgencies
February 02, 2009
Chequered History
It is a decades-old scene common to every hamlet, town and city in India – a dusty playground at midday, chock full of schoolchildren armed with cricket bats and rubber balls, sweating bullets, but playing earnestly, despite the searing heat.
Chequered History
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