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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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July 25, 2019

5 Reasons Imran Khan's US Visit Was a Win for Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
Did Imran Khan accomplish much during his trip to Washington?
July 25, 2019

Mired in Poverty, Afghans Bring Their Children to Work

By Rahim Faiez
Despite billions in aid, Afghanistan remains trapped in poverty.

July 24, 2019

India’s Northeast On High Alert Against Japanese Encephalitis

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Regular flooding is sparking a public health crisis.

July 23, 2019

What's Behind the Pakistani Prime Minister's Public Address in Washington DC?

By Daud Khattak
Amid domestic and foreign pressures, Imran Khan is trying to send a message by addressing a crowd in the U.S. capital.

July 22, 2019

India Launches Chandrayaan 2 Moon Mission

By Ashok Sharma
The successful launch took place one week after an initial attempt was aborted.
July 19, 2019

What to Expect From the Khan-Trump Meeting

By Uzair Younus
Given their common traits, the U.S. and Pakistani leaders could develop a strong personal relationship.

July 19, 2019

ICJ Rules Pakistan Must Review Case of Convicted Indian Spy Jadhav

By K.S. Venkatachalam
The International Court of Justice agreed with India that Pakistan's treatment of Kulbhushan Jadhav violated the Vienna Convention.
July 18, 2019

Pakistan Arrests Suspected Mastermind of 2008 Mumbai Attacks

By Asim Tanveer
Why has Pakistan arrested Hafiz Saeed now?

July 17, 2019

What Did the Intra-Afghan Dialogue Accomplish?

By R. Maxwell Bone
The talks were a step in the right direction, but only the beginning of a long, fraught process.

July 16, 2019

High Tech Geopolitics: How Can India Combine Data and Regional Power?

By Rohan Seth
India should take the lead in driving BIMSTEC integration on data.

July 16, 2019

With the ICJ’s Verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav Near, How Will India and Pakistan React?

By Umair Jamal
What will become of Kulbushan Jadhav’s case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ)?
July 16, 2019

Heavy Rains Leave Scores Dead in Nepal, India, Bangladesh

By Binaj Gurubacharya
Flooding and landslides are proliferating amid heavy rainfall.

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