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Afghanistan: War in the Time of Coronavirus
April 30, 2020

Afghanistan: War in the Time of Coronavirus

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Despite a peace deal and the devastating spread of COVID-19, the Afghan war sill rages on.
The COVID-19 Catastrophe in Bangladesh
April 29, 2020

The COVID-19 Catastrophe in Bangladesh

By Sudha Ramachandran
The virus risks plunging Bangladesh into social, economic, and political turmoil -- not to mention the public health crisis.

COVID-19 Fans Religious Discrimination in Pakistan
April 28, 2020

COVID-19 Fans Religious Discrimination in Pakistan

By Jaffer Abbas Mirza
Referring to COVID-19 as “the Shia virus.” Denying aid to Christians and Hindus. These are only a few examples of faith-based discrimination in Pakistan.

Are There Really No COVID-19 Cases in Tajikistan?
April 28, 2020

Are There Really No COVID-19 Cases in Tajikistan?

By Catherine Putz
Dushanbe’s denials are simply unbelievable; its belated responses to the pandemic “cruel and inept at the same time.”

The Islamic State Remains Alive in Afghanistan
April 27, 2020

The Islamic State Remains Alive in Afghanistan

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
In early April, Afghan forces captured the latest head of ISKP -- but will it matter?
Cuba’s Improbable Medical Prowess in Asia
April 24, 2020

Cuba’s Improbable Medical Prowess in Asia

By Tom Fawthrop
Cuba is developing a foothold in Asia with its biotechnology. COVID-19 is likely to expand that cooperation still further.

No, Taiwan’s President Isn’t ‘Pro-Independence’
April 23, 2020

No, Taiwan’s President Isn’t ‘Pro-Independence’

By Lev Nachman and Brian Hioe
Calling Tsai Ing-wen “pro-independence” isn’t just lazy; it’s wrong.
America’s COVID-19 Response in Asia
April 22, 2020

America’s COVID-19 Response in Asia

By Zachary Williams
What the U.S. is doing to help Asian countries amid the pandemic, and what that means for U.S.-China strategic competition.

Is the US-Philippines Alliance Obsolete?
April 22, 2020

Is the US-Philippines Alliance Obsolete?

By Aaron Jed Rabena and Elliot Silverberg
With the unwinding of the U.S.-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), the utility of Washington’s oldest alliance in the Indo-Pacific hangs in the balance.

COVID-19 Comes to Asia’s Most Densely Populated Slum
April 21, 2020

COVID-19 Comes to Asia’s Most Densely Populated Slum

By V Yashoda
Poverty and population density intensify the race to contain the coronavirus‘ spread in India's largest slum

Coronavirus Severs Nepal’s Economic Lifeline
April 20, 2020

Coronavirus Severs Nepal’s Economic Lifeline

By Peter Gill
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, Nepal is losing its lifeline: international labor migration.
India’s ‘Shadow Pandemic’
April 17, 2020

India’s ‘Shadow Pandemic’

By Neeta Lal
Domestic violence in India surges during the COVID-19 crisis.

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