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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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Art and Politics Collide in India
July 20, 2015

Art and Politics Collide in India

By Sanjay Kumar
The Diplomat's Sanjay Kumar speaks with Resul Pookutty about the intersection of art and politics in India.
Modi’s Worrying Pakistan Policy
July 18, 2015

Modi’s Worrying Pakistan Policy

By Saira Bano
A lack of coherence allied with tough talk could prove self-defeating.

India and Myanmar Deepen Defense Cooperation
July 18, 2015

India and Myanmar Deepen Defense Cooperation

By Ankit Panda
India and Myanmar will expand defense cooperation and work on monitoring insurgent activity along their border.

India Reacts as Military Strategies Collide in the Asia-Pacific
July 18, 2015

India Reacts as Military Strategies Collide in the Asia-Pacific

By Karan Pradhan
India needs to carefully consider its strategic moves in the Asia-Pacific.

Sri Lanka and China Wrap Up Silk Route 2015 Military Exercise
July 18, 2015

Sri Lanka and China Wrap Up Silk Route 2015 Military Exercise

By Ankit Panda
Sri Lanka's Army and China's People's Liberation Army just concluded their second-ever joint exercise.
Opportunities and Threats for India After the Iran Deal
July 18, 2015

Opportunities and Threats for India After the Iran Deal

By Sanjay Kumar
The Diplomat’s Sanjay Kumar speaks with Sujata Ashwarya Cheema about the Iran deal's effect on India.

No English Please, We're Pakistani
July 17, 2015

No English Please, We're Pakistani

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Pakistan's government wants its officials to use Urdu in their official speeches, at home or abroad.
Sorry, Modi – China Still Doesn’t Take India Seriously
July 17, 2015

Sorry, Modi – China Still Doesn’t Take India Seriously

By Ninad D. Sheth
Despite efforts by India's prime minister, China's attitudes toward its neighbor have not changed.

Maldives ‘Islamic’ Anti-Terror Bill Targets Dissidents
July 17, 2015

Maldives ‘Islamic’ Anti-Terror Bill Targets Dissidents

By Vishal Arora
The government proposes new legislation that would enable it to target dissidents at will.

Karachi Blackouts Evidence of Pakistan’s Energy Crisis
July 17, 2015

Karachi Blackouts Evidence of Pakistan’s Energy Crisis

By Brian M. Perkins
The country’s largest city is in dire need of reforms.

Reality Check: India Needs to Take Central Asia Seriously
July 14, 2015

Reality Check: India Needs to Take Central Asia Seriously

By Harsh V. Pant
India's approach to Central Asia needs to be much more cohesive.
India-Pakistan: Looking to the Pre-1965 Relationship
July 13, 2015

India-Pakistan: Looking to the Pre-1965 Relationship

By Tridivesh Singh Maini and Tahir Javed Malik
To normalize ties, the two countries need look no further than their own histories.

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