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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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March 15, 2015

What India Needs to Learn from China

By Samir Nazareth
In his upcoming visit to China, PM Modi should be prepared to learn a few lessons.
March 14, 2015

Trouble in Paradise: Democracy Retreats in the Maldives

By Ankit Panda
Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed has been sentenced to 13 years in prison on terrorism charges.

March 14, 2015

India's 'Common Men' Face an Existential Crisis

By Sanjay Kumar
India's Aam Aadmi Party faces a political crisis at its highest levels.

March 13, 2015

Bamiyan Women’s Café: A Room of One’s Own for Afghan Women

By Sanjay Kumar
The Diplomat's Sanjay Kumar reports on a secluded women's cafe in Bamiyan, Afghanistan.

March 13, 2015

Sri Lanka to Set Up War Crimes Inquiry

By Ankit Panda
Sri Lanka's president has vowed to set up a war crimes inquiry, sensitive to the "opinions" of UN officials.
March 12, 2015

China and Pakistan’s All-Weather Friendship

By Huma Sattar
The two countries enjoy remarkably enduring relations.

March 12, 2015

Narendra Modi's Grand Plan for Kashmir

By Jhinuk Chowdhury
Contrary to former BJP Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's approach, Modi has his own plans for Kashmir.
March 12, 2015

Why Saudi Arabia Needs Pakistan

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Pakistan may be Saudi Arabia's best bet for a strong long-term security guarantee.

March 11, 2015

How Much Does India Really Need Iran?

By Jack Detsch
India has ceded to U.S. demands to reduce oil ties with Iran until an agreement is reached. Can they afford to do it?

March 10, 2015

Preserving History: Lessons From Afghanistan and Iraq

By Jack Detsch
ISIS’s destruction of sacred historical monuments deserves condemnation. But it is part of a broader and older problem.

March 09, 2015

Afghanistan: Five Tasks for Ghani’s Crucial U.S. Visit

By Tamim Asey
With his country at a critical juncture, the Afghan president needs to make the most of his Washington visit.
March 08, 2015

India's ‘Airpocalypse’

By Asit K. Biswas & Julian Kirchherr
India has been pursuing a non-sustainable development path that repeats many of China’s mistakes.

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