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COVID-19 Resurgence Threatens India’s Economic Recovery
April 14, 2021

COVID-19 Resurgence Threatens India’s Economic Recovery

By Prachi Priya and Aniruddha Ghosh
Just when there was growing optimism over India’s economic rebound, the second COVID-19 wave has come as a rude shock to businesses and consumers alike. 

Afghan Civil Society Must Not Be Left Out of the Peace Process
April 14, 2021

Afghan Civil Society Must Not Be Left Out of the Peace Process

By Samina Ansari
During the 2001 Bonn Conference, the U.N. opted for a “light footprint” that delegated its civilian development role to foreign military forces. That cannot happen again.
Taliban Not Ready to Attend Turkey Summit on Afghan Peace
April 13, 2021

Taliban Not Ready to Attend Turkey Summit on Afghan Peace

By Catherine Putz
A Taliban spokesman said the group was not ready to attend the conference the U.S. and the Afghan government had hoped to start on April 16.

Nepal’s Burn Violence Survivors Await New Law
April 13, 2021

Nepal’s Burn Violence Survivors Await New Law

By Arun Budhathoki
While victims of acid attacks are supported by the Nepal government, oil burn survivors have nowhere to go.

Pakistan Police Arrest Radical Islamist Party Head in Lahore
April 13, 2021

Pakistan Police Arrest Radical Islamist Party Head in Lahore

By Babar Dogar
Saad Rizvi was arrested in the eastern city of Lahore to "maintain law and order.”

Bhutan Vaccinates 93% of Adults in 16 Days
April 13, 2021

Bhutan Vaccinates 93% of Adults in 16 Days

By Associated Press
In just over two weeks, Bhutan has vaccinated more of its population than any country in the world but the Seychelles.

US Envoy Kerry Discusses Climate Challenges in Bangladesh
April 10, 2021

US Envoy Kerry Discusses Climate Challenges in Bangladesh

By Julhas Alam
The U.S. special envoy on climate stopped in Bangladesh as part of a tour of climate change-vulnerable nations.
Missing in India’s Upcoming State Elections: Female Candidates
April 09, 2021

Missing in India’s Upcoming State Elections: Female Candidates

By Sudha Ramachandran
Despite rhetorical commitment to gender parity in politics, India’s major political parties fall far short of that goal.

‘My Good Fight’: Being a Woman in Afghanistan’s Politics
April 09, 2021

‘My Good Fight’: Being a Woman in Afghanistan’s Politics

By Bansari Kamdar
Hosna Jalil on fighting harassment, discrimination, and death threats as one of Afghanistan’s highest-ranking female officials.

India Must Settle the Teesta River Dispute With Bangladesh for Lasting Gains
April 09, 2021

India Must Settle the Teesta River Dispute With Bangladesh for Lasting Gains

By Anuttama Banerji
The “Golden Era” in India-Bangladesh relations must also lead to resolution of the most vexing issue between the two.

What the China-Iran Strategic Cooperation Pact Means for India
April 09, 2021

What the China-Iran Strategic Cooperation Pact Means for India

By Mahima Duggal
New Delhi must revisit its approach to Tehran, especially if it wishes to limit China’s growing influence within Iran.
Did Lavrov’s India Trip Reset India-Russia Ties?
April 09, 2021

Did Lavrov’s India Trip Reset India-Russia Ties?

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Despite public display of affection, all is not well in the India-Russia relationship.

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