January 21, 2020
Bhutan’s Lawmakers Urged to Decriminalize Homosexuality
Bhutan’s upper house of parliament is set to deliberate a bill that could decriminalize homosexuality in the country.
January 09, 2020
Across Asia, Economic Outlook Precarious
By Catherine Putz
Slowing growth in East Asia is matched with small recoveries in South and Central Asia in the latest World Bank forecast.
December 31, 2019
Five Key Developments in South Asia in the 2010s—and What They Mean for the 2020s
By Michael Kugelman
A look at some of the major events in the region over the past decade and what they might mean for the decade ahead.
December 13, 2019
Who Will Pay for the Damage Done by Climate Change?
By Rabiya Jaffery
No decisions made on who pays for climate damages as COP25 meeting comes to a close in Madrid.
November 22, 2019
Climate Change and South Asia’s Pending Food Crisis
By Rabiya Jaffery
Are South Asian governments adapting to climate change’s impact on agriculture in the region?
November 11, 2019
India’s Updated Political Map Sparks Controversy in Nepal
A new Indian political map has revived concerns in Kathmandu about Kalapani.
August 18, 2019
A Changing India: Caught Between Illiberalism and Social Revolution
By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Is India on the cusp of a social revolution?
June 25, 2019
Pakistan and the FATF: On Borrowed Time?
By Umair Jamal
What are Pakistan’s options at the FATF?
May 29, 2019
Zakir Musa and Kashmir: Beyond Al-Qaeda
By Adnan Bhat
Who was Zakir Musa?
May 24, 2019
Modi 2.0 Confronts a Challenging Foreign Policy Landscape
By Harsh V. Pant
After celebrating his win, Modi needs to prepare for much work ahead on the foreign policy front.
May 06, 2019
China in South Asia: Loan Shark or Lender of Last Resort?
By Akhil Ramesh
Is it accurate to characterize China’s lending practices in South Asia as predatory?
April 19, 2019
Afghanistan: Prospects and Challenges to Regional Connectivity
By Mariam Safi and Bismellah Alizada
Afghanistan has a long and difficult road to transition from an aid dependent economy to a trade and transit economy.