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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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For Peace in Afghanistan, the Economy Is Key
September 05, 2019

For Peace in Afghanistan, the Economy Is Key

By Gul Maqsood Sabit
Before and after any peace agreement, a healthy Afghan economy is essential.
Saudi, Emirati Envoys Arrive in Pakistan to Discuss Kashmir
September 05, 2019

Saudi, Emirati Envoys Arrive in Pakistan to Discuss Kashmir

By Munir Ahmed
Diplomats from Pakistan’s two Gulf allies arrived in Islamabad to discuss concerns over Kashmir.

Why Does a Pakistani Islamist Party Want Imran Khan to Resign?
September 05, 2019

Why Does a Pakistani Islamist Party Want Imran Khan to Resign?

By Umair Jamal
Why the JUI-F’s dissent movement against the government is likely to fail.

IS-K Can’t Scuttle the Afghan Peace Process
September 04, 2019

IS-K Can’t Scuttle the Afghan Peace Process

By Daud Khattak
There are many possible bumps on the road to peace in Afghanistan, but IS-K isn’t a top concern.

Shattering Taliban Attack in Kabul Even as US Deal Nears
September 04, 2019

Shattering Taliban Attack in Kabul Even as US Deal Nears

By Rahim Faiez and Cara Anna
The Taliban continue to kill Afghan civilians in attacks they say are meant for foreign "invaders.”
Toxic Masculinity in Northeast India’s Matrilineal Homes
September 03, 2019

Toxic Masculinity in Northeast India’s Matrilineal Homes

By Parul Abrol
The Northeast Indian state of Meghalaya struggles with gender roles, violence, and toxic masculinity.

Revising Warsaw-New Delhi Ties After Indian the Foreign Minister’s Visit to Poland
September 03, 2019

Revising Warsaw-New Delhi Ties After Indian the Foreign Minister’s Visit to Poland

By Krzysztof Iwanek
India’s economic ties with Poland are not very strong, but relations have potential.
Confirming Fears, India’s Citizens Register Excludes Nearly 2 Million: What Next?
September 03, 2019

Confirming Fears, India’s Citizens Register Excludes Nearly 2 Million: What Next?

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The lives of nearly 2 million in Northeast India are thrown into uncertainty.

Data and Development: Harnessing AI in Nepal
August 31, 2019

Data and Development: Harnessing AI in Nepal

By Manish Gyawali
Adopting AI tools is critical for a country like Nepal, where much policymaking is still done without any accurate data.

BJP Concerned Over NRC in Assam, But Wants Register Across India
August 30, 2019

BJP Concerned Over NRC in Assam, But Wants Register Across India

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The National Register of Citizens project in India remains mired in controversy.

Trump: US to Keep 8,600 Troops in Afghanistan After Deal With Taliban
August 30, 2019

Trump: US to Keep 8,600 Troops in Afghanistan After Deal With Taliban

By Ankit Panda
The count would put U.S. force levels at 200 over where they were when Obama left office.
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.

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