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How Far Can Raw Talent Take South Asian Athletes at the Olympics?
July 29, 2021

How Far Can Raw Talent Take South Asian Athletes at the Olympics?

By Niha Dagia
The performance of South Asian athletes at the global level is hampered by poor infrastructure and training facilities at home.

US Stepping up Airstrikes This Week to Support Afghan Forces
July 29, 2021

US Stepping up Airstrikes This Week to Support Afghan Forces

By Robert Burns
The strikes, which include several conducted last week, indicate stepped up U.S. support after weeks of battlefield gains by the Taliban as U.S. troops complete their withdrawal. 
Can the Taliban Play China and Russia Off the United States?
July 28, 2021

Can the Taliban Play China and Russia Off the United States?

By Catherine Putz
The consensus is that negotiation is the only way out of the conflict for Afghanistan, but that only holds true if the international community is united. It’s not.

Nepal’s Cautious Approach to the Tibetan Question
July 28, 2021

Nepal’s Cautious Approach to the Tibetan Question

By Arun Budhathoki and Bindesh Dahal
The presence of Tibetan refugees on its soil makes Nepal vulnerable to Chinese pressure.

South Asia’s Cultural Climate Is at Risk. What Can the US Do?
July 28, 2021

South Asia’s Cultural Climate Is at Risk. What Can the US Do?

By Knox Thames
Encouraging South Asian nations to protect their historic multiculturalism will help reduce human rights violations, protect religious and ethnic minorities, and promote peace and stability.

Bhutan’s Vaccination Program Scales New Heights
July 27, 2021

Bhutan’s Vaccination Program Scales New Heights

By Wasbir Hussain and Rishi Lekhi
The Himalayan kingdom fully vaccinated 90 percent of eligible adults within a week.

Project Taliban: An Anti-Pashtun Initiative?
July 27, 2021

Project Taliban: An Anti-Pashtun Initiative?

By Bilquees Daud
Pashtuns on both sides of the Durand line have been at the receiving end of some of the most grotesque and intense violence by the Taliban.
Is Securitization of Climate Change a Boon or Bane?
July 27, 2021

Is Securitization of Climate Change a Boon or Bane?

By Asif Muztaba Hassan
Climate-vulnerable nations are calling on rich countries to deliver the $100 billion per annum they promised years ago as climate finance.

The Maldives’ ‘India Out’ Campaign
July 26, 2021

The Maldives’ ‘India Out’ Campaign

By Balachander Palanisamy
The Maldives has begun to realize a mutually beneficial relationship with India, and the Solih government means to maintain it despite a growing rhetoric stirring anti-India sentiments.

Bangladesh’s Coming COVID-19 Catastrophe  
July 26, 2021

Bangladesh’s Coming COVID-19 Catastrophe  

By Masum Billah
The country withdrew restrictions for a week to celebrate Eid festival. Health experts now fear that the situation may spiral out of control in the weeks ahead.

Will US Concerns Over India’s Democracy Dampen the Mood During Blinken’s Visit?
July 26, 2021

Will US Concerns Over India’s Democracy Dampen the Mood During Blinken’s Visit?

By Sudha Ramachandran
Cooperation in Afghanistan, the Indo-Pacific and countering COVID-19 are on the agenda of the bilateral talks.
Nepal’s COVID-19 Crisis Exacerbates Hardships for Women
July 23, 2021

Nepal’s COVID-19 Crisis Exacerbates Hardships for Women

By Rajin Rayamajhi and Tracy Fehr
The economic and health impact of the pandemic has disproportionately fallen on women – especially single women.

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