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South Asia is a story of promise and peril where Asia’s conflicting forces of modernity and reaction meet head on. Home to a multitude of different cultures, ethnicities, and religions, The Diplomat's regional correspondents and experts will provide the insight you need to navigate one of the world's most consequential regions.

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3 'Grueling Realities' for Post-Earthquake Nepal
May 01, 2015

3 'Grueling Realities' for Post-Earthquake Nepal

By James A. Schear
Three challenges that will plague Nepal's efforts to rebuild.
India's Growing Muslim Population: A Political Challenge?
May 01, 2015

India's Growing Muslim Population: A Political Challenge?

By Jack Detsch
India’s Muslim community will become the world’s biggest by midcentury, according to a new study.

Another Damning Afghanistan Reconstruction Report
May 01, 2015

Another Damning Afghanistan Reconstruction Report

By Catherine Putz
SIGAR issued its 27th quarterly report to Congress and the news isn’t great.

Pakistan Imprisons 10 Men Convicted of Attacking Malala Yousafzai
April 30, 2015

Pakistan Imprisons 10 Men Convicted of Attacking Malala Yousafzai

By Ankit Panda
The 10 men were sentenced to 25 years in prison by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan's Swat district.

With Trade and Terrorism in Mind, Ghani Visits India
April 30, 2015

With Trade and Terrorism in Mind, Ghani Visits India

By Jack Detsch
On his first state visit to India, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani pushed for closer trade and defense ties.
What Does Regime Change in Sri Lanka Mean for the United States?
April 30, 2015

What Does Regime Change in Sri Lanka Mean for the United States?

By Taylor Dibbert
Is the Obama administration too eager to embrace Sri Lanka’s new government?

Reductio Ad Hitlerum: Who Does the Swastika Belong To?
April 30, 2015

Reductio Ad Hitlerum: Who Does the Swastika Belong To?

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
George Washington University is showing us why the West needs to come to terms with the eastern origins of the Swastika.
Pakistan's Neutrality in the Yemen Crisis: Brought to You by China
April 28, 2015

Pakistan's Neutrality in the Yemen Crisis: Brought to You by China

By Ankit Panda
As the weather changes in Saudi-Pakistani relations, Pakistan will look to its "all-weather" partner China.

Violence in Afghanistan Delays Ghani on Trip to India
April 28, 2015

Violence in Afghanistan Delays Ghani on Trip to India

By Catherine Putz
Attacks in Kunduz Province delayed the Afghan president’s departure for New Delhi.

2 Years Later, Bangladesh's Rana Plaza Debacle Continues to Resonate Globally
April 27, 2015

2 Years Later, Bangladesh's Rana Plaza Debacle Continues to Resonate Globally

By Zareen Muzaffar
The tragic Rana Plaza collapse in 2013 continues to affect how the world thinks about labor standards and worker safety.

In Nepal Earthquake's Aftermath, India and China Respond
April 27, 2015

In Nepal Earthquake's Aftermath, India and China Respond

By Ankit Panda
Both India and China have reacted swiftly to Nepal's calls for assistance after an 8.1 magnitude earthquake on Saturday.
Working With General Abdul Rashid Dostum
April 24, 2015

Working With General Abdul Rashid Dostum

By Sultan Faizy
The first vice president of Afghanistan is emerging as a major political figure, according to his media advisor.

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