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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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Europe and India: Testing New Delhi’s New Diplomacy
July 05, 2015

Europe and India: Testing New Delhi’s New Diplomacy

By Kabir Taneja
An underperforming relationship could benefit from some Indian reforms.
India, China to Discuss Lakhvi Issue and Cooperation on Counterterrorism
July 04, 2015

India, China to Discuss Lakhvi Issue and Cooperation on Counterterrorism

By Ankit Panda
China's willing to talk with India about counter-terrorism cooperation, but will it listen?

Exile From Extremism in Bangladesh: A Conversation with Ananya Azad
July 02, 2015

Exile From Extremism in Bangladesh: A Conversation with Ananya Azad

By Sanjay Kumar
The Diplomat's Sanjay Kumar speaks with Ananya Azad about freedom of expression in Bangladesh.

Afghanistan and The Stinger Myth
July 01, 2015

Afghanistan and The Stinger Myth

By Franz-Stefan Gady
What actually forced the Soviets to withdraw from Afghanistan in 1989?

Remembering Modern India's Forgotten Reformer
June 30, 2015

Remembering Modern India's Forgotten Reformer

By Harsh V. Pant
It took a non-Congress government to properly memorialize one of India's greatest Congress prime ministers.
Pakistanis Come Together to Help Heat Wave Victims
June 27, 2015

Pakistanis Come Together to Help Heat Wave Victims

By Zareen Muzaffar
Amid a scorching heat wave, Pakistanis come together to help each other.

Should Pakistan Be Designated A State Sponsor of Terror?
June 26, 2015

Should Pakistan Be Designated A State Sponsor of Terror?

By Rohan Joshi
It's long been time to reconsider this question.
Attack on Afghanistan’s Parliament
June 26, 2015

Attack on Afghanistan’s Parliament

By Noah Coburn
An audacious attack shows the need for a commitment to political reform as well as troops.

With or Without Peace Talks, Violence Remains a Reality in Afghanistan
June 25, 2015

With or Without Peace Talks, Violence Remains a Reality in Afghanistan

By Sanjay Kumar
Afghanistan's precarious rapprochement with Pakistan is not paying dividends.

Journalism in Pakistan
June 25, 2015

Journalism in Pakistan

By Sonya Rehman
An interview with Wajahat S. Khan about the state of contemporary journalism in Pakistan today.

Why China Snubbed India on a Pakistan-based Terrorist at the UN
June 25, 2015

Why China Snubbed India on a Pakistan-based Terrorist at the UN

By Ankit Panda
China's habit of blocking Indian moves on Pakistan-based terrorism at the United Nations continues.
How The (Political) Planets Aligned to Get India to Mars
June 24, 2015

How The (Political) Planets Aligned to Get India to Mars

By Joan Johnson-Freese
India’s experience with Mangalyaan showed that opportunities for leaps forward do arise.

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