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Fear and Loathing in Balochistan 
April 25, 2019
Fear and Loathing in Balochistan 
Terror attacks and violence continues to plague the province – and the Hazaras bear the brunt of the danger.
Fear and Loathing in Balochistan 
An Afghan Peace on Whose Terms?
April 23, 2019
An Afghan Peace on Whose Terms?
Peace talks are predicated on the notion that the Taliban have fundamentally changed. They haven't.
An Afghan Peace on Whose Terms?
Shifting Nuclear Sands in South Asia: Understanding India’s Counterforce Temptations
April 23, 2019
Shifting Nuclear Sands in South Asia: Understanding India’s Counterforce Temptations
Political scientist Christopher Clary discusses issues pertaining to strategic stability in South Asia.
Shifting Nuclear Sands in South Asia: Understanding India’s Counterforce Temptations
Terror Strikes Sri Lanka
April 22, 2019
Terror Strikes Sri Lanka
The country remains in shock as the government investigates bombings that killed nearly 300 people.
Terror Strikes Sri Lanka
Indian Elections: Kashmir Votes
April 22, 2019
Indian Elections: Kashmir Votes
Amid a tense security situation, Kashmiris are largely unenthused by the national elections.
Indian Elections: Kashmir Votes
Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?
April 18, 2019
Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?
Kandahar has come a long way since Taliban rule. What do its residents think about the peace talks?
Is the Taliban’s Former Capital Ready to Welcome Them Back?
Tuberculosis: India’s Silent Epidemic
April 17, 2019
Tuberculosis: India’s Silent Epidemic
As of 2018, India is home to the world’s largest number of patients suffering from tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis: India’s Silent Epidemic
Critical Shifts in India’s Outer Space Policy
April 16, 2019
Critical Shifts in India’s Outer Space Policy
With forays into manned missions and ASAT tech, India’s space policy is growing with the country’s ambitions.
Critical Shifts in India’s Outer Space Policy
What India's Most Backward District Wants From the Election
April 15, 2019
What India's Most Backward District Wants From the Election
Voters in Nuh wonder where the government has been.
What India's Most Backward District Wants From the Election
The Afghan National Unity Government’s ‘China Card’ Approach to Pakistan: Part 2
April 12, 2019
The Afghan National Unity Government’s ‘China Card’ Approach to Pakistan: Part 2
The NUG has seen more success than its predecessors in appealing to China – largely thanks to the Belt and Road.
The Afghan National Unity Government’s ‘China Card’ Approach to Pakistan: Part 2
The Indian Diaspora’s Influence on the General Election
April 10, 2019
The Indian Diaspora’s Influence on the General Election
British-Indians have been struck with election fever – but what impact does it have on the polls?
The Indian Diaspora’s Influence on the General Election
Afghanistan’s Most Vulnerable Women
April 09, 2019
Afghanistan’s Most Vulnerable Women
In the hidden world of Kuchi nomads, women are denied education, raped, and exchanged for water.
Afghanistan’s Most Vulnerable Women
India Elections 2019: Where Are Farmers in Gujarat’s Growth Model?
April 08, 2019
India Elections 2019: Where Are Farmers in Gujarat’s Growth Model?
Those in rural areas complain they have been left behind during Gujarat's era of growth.
India Elections 2019: Where Are Farmers in Gujarat’s Growth Model?
Why These Farmers Will Boycott India's General Elections
April 01, 2019
Why These Farmers Will Boycott India's General Elections
With no road, no electricity, and often no water, these villagers are sitting out the election in protest.
Why These Farmers Will Boycott India's General Elections
Balochistan’s Great Internet Shutdown
March 25, 2019
Balochistan’s Great Internet Shutdown
For 2 years and counting, Kech district’s mobile internet has been shut off for “security reasons.”
Balochistan’s Great Internet Shutdown
China Is Winning the War for Nepali Buddhism
March 21, 2019
China Is Winning the War for Nepali Buddhism
China's inroads in Nepal mean increasing control over Buddhist heritage sites – with implications for Tibet.
China Is Winning the War for Nepali Buddhism
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