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A DIFFICULT MOMENT FOR U.S.-AFGHAN RELATIONS
June 26 ,2021
  Welcome to  South Asia Brief. The highlights this week: Afghanistan’s leadership meets U.S. President J...
Imran Khan urges a new U.S.-Pakistan bond
June 26 ,2021
Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan.The U.S.-Pakistan relationship is at a watershed moment. The two countries have been locked in an...
China’s new bullet trains in Tibet run close to disputed I...
June 26 ,2021
A Fuxing bullet train seen during a test run on the new Tibetan railway line last week. Photo: Xinhua A new high-speed railway lin...
‘150 died without vaccine’: Retired Gorkha soldiers from N...
June 26 ,2021
Representative Image | File Photo of the Gorkha Regiment marching contingent passing through Rajpath on Republic Day | Wikipedia G...
U.S. to Move Afghans Who Aided troops outside the country
June 26 ,2021
Soldiers boarded a transport helicopter in Kunduz, in March 2011. Credit...Damon Winter/The New York Times President Biden sai...
India actively limits free speech and that is what people...
June 26 ,2021
At the conclusion of the Group of Seven summit in the U.K. last week, the group's seven advanced economies, along with India, South Kor...
A patch-up attempt on Kashmir will not restore what is los...
June 26 ,2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an all-party meeting with various political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir, in Delhi. Photo: PTI...
Catastrophe stalks Afghanistan as the US and its allies da...
June 26 ,2021
Honor guards stand next to the coffins of Georgian servicemen who were killed in Afghanistan, in Tbilisi, Georgia, on May 16, 2013. T...
There’s little cause for hope in Israel’s new government
June 26 ,2021
In his speech to the Knesset as incoming prime minister of Israel, Naftali Bennett had very little to say about his country’s big...
Russia launches Mediterranean drills amid rift with UK
June 26 ,2021
The Russian military has launched sweeping manoeuvres in the Mediterranean Sea featuring warplanes capable of carrying hypersonic missi...
Nepal is in disarray. Its foreign policy doesn’t need to b...
June 26 ,2021
One of the questions that ails ordinary Nepalis and former prime ministers alike is whether Nepal’s domestic affairs are influenc...
Myanmar military restructures panel to defend Rohingya gen...
June 26 ,2021
Myanmar's junta chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who ousted the elected government in a coup on February 1, presides an army par...
How the coup is destroying Myanmar’s economy
June 26 ,2021
The military coup in Myanmar in February has reversed or put at risk a decade of gradual economic progress. In the last decade, the Mya...
J&K’s delimitation exercise has to happen quickly so that...
June 26 ,2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the ongoing delimitation exercise in Jammu and Kashmir has to happen quickly so that poll...
Pakistan’s untapped soft power potential
June 26 ,2021
Pakistan’s foreign policy under Prime Minister Imran Khan has grown more proactive as Pakistan has responded directly to internat...
China belt and road ‘not ideological’ foreign minister tel...
June 25 ,2021
China’s Belt and Road Initiative has no strings attached and is open to all, said Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in a subtle...
International Criminal Court closes in on Duterte
June 25 ,2021
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte holds a .45 caliber handgun during a ceremonial turn-over to the military at Malacanang Palace i...
Mass Indigenous graves found at another Catholic school in...
June 25 ,2021
Hundreds of unmarked graves have been found near a former Catholic residential school for Indigenous children in western Canada, local...
General SM SHafiuddin Ahmed takes charge as Army chief
June 25 ,2021
General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed has officially taken charge as the new chief of Bangladesh Army staff. He formally took over from his pred...
Sri Lanka pardons suspected Tamil Tigers convicted of terr...
June 25 ,2021
Sri Lanka’s president has pardoned 16 men linked to the Tamil Tiger rebels, as the island nation faces renewed pressure from the...