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Taliban Storm Kabul Apartment, Arrest Activist and Her Sisters
January 22, 2022

Taliban Storm Kabul Apartment, Arrest Activist and Her Sisters

By Kathy Gannon
The activist, Tamana Zaryabi Paryani, was among about 25 women who took part in an anti-Taliban protest on Sunday against the compulsory Islamic headscarf, or hijab, for women.

Powerful Bomb Rips Through Market in Lahore
January 21, 2022

Powerful Bomb Rips Through Market in Lahore

By Babr Dogar
The recently formed Baluchistan Nationalist Army has claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed three and injured 29 people.
India Needs to Get Real About the Instability in Myanmar
January 21, 2022

India Needs to Get Real About the Instability in Myanmar

By Mohamed Zeeshan
India's biggest diplomatic asset is its potential role as a mediator between the West and the Tatmadaw.

The Trouble With India’s ‘Twin-Track’ Approach to Myanmar
January 20, 2022

The Trouble With India’s ‘Twin-Track’ Approach to Myanmar

By Hossain Delwar
India’s outreach to Myanmar risks alienating Bangladesh, New Delhi’s most reliable partner in South Asia.

Murky Militias in Forgotten Provinces Reveal Why Afghanistan War Isn’t Over
January 20, 2022

Murky Militias in Forgotten Provinces Reveal Why Afghanistan War Isn’t Over

By Ben Acheson
Ghor can be viewed as a microcosm of the layered complexity of Afghanistan.

ILO Report Says Afghan Crisis Causing Massive Job Losses
January 19, 2022

ILO Report Says Afghan Crisis Causing Massive Job Losses

By Elaine Kurtenback
Many companies are hard pressed to stay afloat, as thousands of Afghans flee the country  each day.

Pakistan’s Ruling Party Is Under Attack From Within
January 19, 2022

Pakistan’s Ruling Party Is Under Attack From Within

By Umair Jamal
Prime Minister Imran Khan's government is being criticized publicly by legislators from his party.
The China-India Cold War in Maldives
January 19, 2022

The China-India Cold War in Maldives

By Rangoli Mitra
Beijing and New Delhi's jostling for influence in Maldives cannot be separated from the island nation's domestic political wrangling.

SIGAR on the Unsustainability of the Afghan Air Force
January 19, 2022

SIGAR on the Unsustainability of the Afghan Air Force

By Catherine Putz
In a classified January 2021 report, SIGAR warned that the Afghan air forces were unsustainable without continued U.S. support. The newly declassified report explains why.

Sri Lanka’s President Strikes Reconciliatory Note as Debt Crisis Looms
January 18, 2022

Sri Lanka’s President Strikes Reconciliatory Note as Debt Crisis Looms

By Krishan Francis
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is willing to learn from the international community on human rights issues, he told Parliament.

Pakistan’s National Security Policy Prioritizes Economic Security
January 18, 2022

Pakistan’s National Security Policy Prioritizes Economic Security

By Niha Dagia
Its content is impressive but it lacks a roadmap.
In Numbers: The Changing Composition of Populations in China, India, and Japan
January 17, 2022

In Numbers: The Changing Composition of Populations in China, India, and Japan

By Diplomat Risk Intelligence
A new DRI Trendlines looks at demographics of three leading Asian powers, and how key variables paint a complicated and, in large parts, pessimistic picture.

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