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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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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.

What Army Chief General Bajwa's Term Extension Means for Pakistan
August 20, 2019

What Army Chief General Bajwa's Term Extension Means for Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
General Bajwa's extension likely means big things are in store.
Afghanistan Vows to Crush Militants After Deadly Wedding Attack by Islamic State
August 20, 2019

Afghanistan Vows to Crush Militants After Deadly Wedding Attack by Islamic State

By Rahim Faiez
“We will take revenge for every civilian drop of blood,” President Ghani vowed as Kabul mourns 63 dead.

Will Modi Resume the Battle Against Corruption?
August 17, 2019

Will Modi Resume the Battle Against Corruption?

By Yifei Yan and Alfred M. Wu
It would be costly not to. So how can Modi 2.0 advance anti-corruption efforts?
What the Bifurcation of Jammu & Kashmir Tells Us About India’s China Strategy
August 15, 2019

What the Bifurcation of Jammu & Kashmir Tells Us About India’s China Strategy

By Samanvya Hooda
The Modi government has displayed a willingness to break from long-accepted norms in dealing with complex strategic issues.

Has Jamatul Mujahideen Bangladesh Put Down Roots in India’s Northeast?
August 15, 2019

Has Jamatul Mujahideen Bangladesh Put Down Roots in India’s Northeast?

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Transnational terror groups remain a challenge for India.

After Article 370, Will Transnational Terrorist Organizations Look to Kashmir for Permanent War?
August 14, 2019

After Article 370, Will Transnational Terrorist Organizations Look to Kashmir for Permanent War?

By Umair Jamal
Transnational extremist groups may become the next reason for escalation between India and Pakistan.

Indian-Controlled Kashmir Under Strict Lockdown for 9th Day
August 14, 2019

Indian-Controlled Kashmir Under Strict Lockdown for 9th Day

By Aijaz Hussain
Kashmir remains under an unprecedented security crackdown 9 days after its special constitutional status was revoked.
India’s Cultural and History Geography: The Deccan and Aryavarta
August 13, 2019

India’s Cultural and History Geography: The Deccan and Aryavarta

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
India’s past helps explain its present.

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