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The Lost Girls
November 06, 2009
The Lost Girls
Parents in India desperate for sons have been taking advantage of advances in medical technology and liberal abortion laws to ensure they don’t have daughters. Shreyasi Singh looks at the reasons behind the dramatic distortions in the country’s sex ratio.
The Lost Girls
November 02, 2009
Long Journey Back to Heaven
The Diplomat’s Pakistan correspondent, Mustafa Qadri, meets refugees from the conflict in Pakistan’s Swat Valley and finds anger, trepidation and hope as they return home after this summer’s counter-Taliban military offensive.
Long Journey Back to Heaven
October 28, 2009
Sri Lanka - The New Great Game
The defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in May brought an end to Sri Lanka’s civil war. But the conflict also shed light on a bitter geopolitical struggle taking place against the backdrop of the declining influence of the West and the emerging influence of India and China. Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe explores the implications of Sri Lanka’s evolving foreign policy.
Sri Lanka - The New Great Game
Meeting Pakistan's Other Insurgents
October 02, 2009
Meeting Pakistan's Other Insurgents
The Baloch homeland, which straddles the borders of Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan, is a forgotten battleground in one of the world's hotspots. Karlos Zurutuza meets the insurgents fighting for this divided region.
Meeting Pakistan's Other Insurgents
September 28, 2009
Asia's Basket Case
Bangladesh has endured a turbulent past, and faces a far from settled future, argues Tanveer Ahmed.
Asia's Basket Case
August 31, 2009
NATO's Afghan Lifeline
Mustafa Qadri investigates one of the main NATO supply routes from Karachi to Chaman on the Pakistan-Afghan border.
NATO's Afghan Lifeline
May 07, 2009
The Bhutan Inssurgencies
The cliff-perched fortresses that dot Bhutan’s mountainous perimeter serve as a testimony to a longstanding effort to keep out foreigners.
The Bhutan Inssurgencies
February 02, 2009
Chequered History
It is a decades-old scene common to every hamlet, town and city in India – a dusty playground at midday, chock full of schoolchildren armed with cricket bats and rubber balls, sweating bullets, but playing earnestly, despite the searing heat.
Chequered History
February 02, 2009
Jihad: The Struggle Continues
When 10 gunmen terrorised central Mumbai for three days last November, effectively holding an emerging great power to ransom, elements from within Pakistan were immediately suspected.
Jihad: The Struggle Continues
February 02, 2009
Indian High Commissioner Interview
Because it is in their interest to do so. India is the world’s fastest-growing democracy, with a population of 1.1 billion.
Indian High Commissioner Interview
February 02, 2009
India's Business Climate
Much of the credit for the macro-stability that India currently enjoys must go to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who, as finance minister in 1991
India's Business Climate
December 22, 2008
Afghanistan and Pakistan Take Center Stage
Afghanistan and Pakistan returned to prominence in 2008 after several years on the periphery.
Afghanistan and Pakistan Take Center Stage
November 01, 2008
Cyberspace in Pakistan is no terrorist playground, says this expert.
US President George Bush is now calling Pakistan one of three “theatres” in the War on Terror, and authorising deadly raids into its territory.
Cyberspace in Pakistan is no terrorist playground, says this expert.
November 01, 2008
Terrorists for Sale
Foreign journalists are under mounting pressure from their editors to secure interviews with central figures in Al Qaeda…
Terrorists for Sale
October 30, 2008
Urgent: Pakistan
Never have the effects of terrorism been so directly felt in the heartland of the Pakistan establishment, and never have the challenges for the Government of Pakistan in crafting a response been so difficult.
Urgent: Pakistan
August 27, 2008
Red star rising
The ancient temples around Durbar Square in Kathmandu flutter with pigeons and prayer flags as tourists mill around and hippies blow smoke down Freak Street.
Red star rising
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