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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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Young Afghan Women Barely Remember Taliban But Fear a Return
August 29, 2019

Young Afghan Women Barely Remember Taliban But Fear a Return

By Cara Anna
Worried about losing what they’ve gained, Afghanistan’s young women demand a voice in the country’s future.
India’s Top Court to Examine Change in Kashmir’s Status
August 29, 2019

India’s Top Court to Examine Change in Kashmir’s Status

By Ashok Sharma
The Supreme Court will weigh legal challenges to the end of Article 370.

Nearly 3 Years Later, Nepal Contends With the Consequences of Indian Demonetization
August 28, 2019

Nearly 3 Years Later, Nepal Contends With the Consequences of Indian Demonetization

By Sumesh Shiwakoty
What’s going on with the demonetized Indian currency sitting in Nepal?

Indian Order Leaves Kashmir Police Dispirited, Even Disarmed
August 27, 2019

Indian Order Leaves Kashmir Police Dispirited, Even Disarmed

By Aijaz Hussain
Kashmiri police officers have been sidelined.

Not Just ‘Dalits’: Other-Caste Indians Suffer Discrimination Too
August 27, 2019

Not Just ‘Dalits’: Other-Caste Indians Suffer Discrimination Too

By Tapasya
A young victim describes her experience with her caste identity in India.
A Changing India: A Land of Dichotomies and Magic
August 26, 2019

A Changing India: A Land of Dichotomies and Magic

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
India contains multitudes.

Kashmir: What a Curfew Feels Like
August 25, 2019

Kashmir: What a Curfew Feels Like

By Parul Abrol
What might Kashmiris be feeling and experiencing under India's crackdown?
India-Bhutan Ties Are Thriving
August 23, 2019

India-Bhutan Ties Are Thriving

By Sumit Kumar
Bhutan has been a time-tested friend to India, but Delhi could do more to address Bhutanese concerns.

Maldives Ex-Vice President Testifies in Corruption Case Against Ex-President Yameen
August 23, 2019

Maldives Ex-Vice President Testifies in Corruption Case Against Ex-President Yameen

By Associated Press
Ahmed Adeeb admitted to assisting Yameen in corrupt deals and money laundering.

Afghanistan's Terror Threat Is Much Bigger Than the Taliban
August 22, 2019

Afghanistan's Terror Threat Is Much Bigger Than the Taliban

By Saurav Sarkar
Even if peace is reached with the Taliban, terrorism will remain a serious problem in Afghanistan.

Islamabad's Old Books Collection
August 21, 2019

Islamabad's Old Books Collection

By Shah Meer Baloch
A bookstore has become a legacy to another time in Pakistan's capital.
India's Upcoming Digital Tax: How Will Big Tech Cope?
August 21, 2019

India's Upcoming Digital Tax: How Will Big Tech Cope?

By Rohan Seth
India comes to term with an internationalizing digital economy.

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