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Fighting Deforestation in Sri Lanka
October 23, 2020

Fighting Deforestation in Sri Lanka

By Savithri Sellapperumage
Can Sri Lanka live up to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's environmental commitments?

An Update on India’s Aircraft Carrier Aspirations
October 23, 2020

An Update on India’s Aircraft Carrier Aspirations

By Robert Farley
It is tempting but dangerous to compare India’s carrier progress with that of China. Still, there are some points of warranted comparison. 
South Asia Has a New Economic Leader. Will the World Take Note?
October 23, 2020

South Asia Has a New Economic Leader. Will the World Take Note?

By Ashfaq Zaman
COVID-19 has made Bangladesh richer per capita than India. Will diplomatic partners shift their strategies as a result?

India and Sri Lanka Complete Bilateral Naval Exercise
October 21, 2020

India and Sri Lanka Complete Bilateral Naval Exercise

By Abhijnan Rej
The latest iteration comes amid Indian concerns around Chinese naval presence in the Indian Ocean – and China’s foothold in Sri Lanka.

Silent Battles: How Pakistani Women Counter Harassment in Cyberspace
October 21, 2020

Silent Battles: How Pakistani Women Counter Harassment in Cyberspace

By Allia Bukhari
“Unless these issues are addressed in the real world, they will continue to exist and increase in the online world.”

Agree to Disagree? US, Taliban Trade Barbs Over Continuing Violence
October 20, 2020

Agree to Disagree? US, Taliban Trade Barbs Over Continuing Violence

By Catherine Putz
The Taliban and U.S. clearly have different understandings of the deal they signed in February.

Pakistan’s Former Prime Minister Takes the Generals Head on Amid Growing Confrontation
October 20, 2020

Pakistan’s Former Prime Minister Takes the Generals Head on Amid Growing Confrontation

By Daud Khattak
The Pakistan army finds itself in a dilemma when it comes to continuing supporting the Imran Khan government.
The Pandemic and Power Shifts in Asia
October 20, 2020

The Pandemic and Power Shifts in Asia

By Ankit Panda
The coronavirus pandemic has affected Asian power shifts in a serious way.

Pakistan Remains in the UN Terror Financing Grey Zone
October 20, 2020

Pakistan Remains in the UN Terror Financing Grey Zone

By Husain Haqqani
Pakistan has failed in letter and spirit to disrupt and dismantle terrorist financial infrastructure despite repeated warnings.

The Taiwan–India ‘Milk Tea Alliance’
October 20, 2020

The Taiwan–India ‘Milk Tea Alliance’

By Jassie Hsi Cheng
The stage is set for the expansion of India-Taiwan relations, but how far can ties develop?

What the Fate of Freed Taliban Prisoners Means for the Afghan Peace Process
October 20, 2020

What the Fate of Freed Taliban Prisoners Means for the Afghan Peace Process

By Franz J. Marty
Whether freed Taliban rejoin the fight – and what might motivate them to finally put down their arms – has ramifications for peace in Afghanistan.
Amid Rising Big Power Tensions, Nepal Seeks a New Foreign Policy
October 19, 2020

Amid Rising Big Power Tensions, Nepal Seeks a New Foreign Policy

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
Kathmandu will have to balance Beijing, New Delhi, and Washington as it seeks a new way forward to advance national interest.

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