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Britain and India want Gurkha women to fight in their armi...

Nepalese Gurkha soldiers at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in Britain. Photo: AFP The Gurkhas are known for being among th...

The Era of Missed Opportunities

Angela Merkel's 16 years as German chancellor have been characterized by crisis after crisis, most of them global in nature. Her in...

The political role of Sufi mystics in Afghanistan

Since the Taliban swiftly took Kabul in August, Afghans and Afghanistan watchers have been grappling with what the shape and nature of...

Two decades after 9/11, how delusion led to defeat in Afgh...

For three centuries, faraway empires have come to conquer Afghanistan -- the British in the 19th, the Soviets in the 20th and now t...

Turkey, Iran and Pakistan raise entry bars for Afghan refu...

Siblings who arrived from Afghanistan with their families are seen in Pakistan on Sept. 1. Thousands, if not millions, of people are...

States in Action: Federalism and foreign policy in India

In 2012, the Italian defense minister met the chief minister of the Indian state of Kerala requesting him to allow the trial...

Ladakh stand-off has exposed India’s failed nuclear deterr...

Indian and Chinese troops and tanks disengage from the banks of Pangong lake area in Eastern Ladakh. Photo: PTI/Indian Army handout...

Speaking of Asia: Letting Asia's bygones be bygones

Pakistani Rangers (in black) and Indian Border Security Force personnel during the daily Beating Retreat ceremony at the India-Pakist...

Afghanistan: The End of the Occupation

Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale write: A lot of nonsense about Afghanistan is being written in Britain and the Unit...

Will China's digital yuan vanquish the dollar?

For years, China's efforts to develop a digital currency seemed intended for domestic use only. The introduction of an "e-yuan," which...

India’s passage to despotism began long before demagogue M...

Posters and cutouts of Narendra Modi in 2014, when he was chief minister of western Gujarat state and the prime ministerial candida...

Q&A: Meeting Modi only added to hopelessness, says Kashmir...

Mohamad Yusuf Tarigami, convener and spokesman of the so-called Gupkar alliance and ex-CPM legislator, in Srinagar, Indian-administer...

Korybko’s response To Hoodbhoy: Security dilemmas ruined A...

Mr. Pervez Hoodbhoy, an Islamabad-based physicist and writer, published a piece in Dawn on 31 July titled “Who messed up Afghanis...

Coronavirus child brides: Bangladesh teens forced into mar...

Sharolika Parvin, 16, was an aspiring football player until she was married earlier this year and her in-laws did not allow her to co...

Pakistan’s untapped soft power potential

Pakistan’s foreign policy under Prime Minister Imran Khan has grown more proactive as Pakistan has responded directly to internat...

To prevent democracy's erosion, India must first redefine...

Indian politics and its vocabulary have changed significantly over the last decade or so. Rather, it has got re-defined. More so, in th...

Myanmar sinks deeper into civil war, as anti-army groups m...

Mounted on his bike, wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a corporate logo, Kyaw Soe resembles one of the myriad food-couriers zipping thr...

In the wake of India’s Covid crisis, a ‘Black Fungus’ epid...

Mucormycosis patients and their relatives at Ahmedabad Civil Hospital in the Indian state of Gujarat.Credit...Atul Loke for The New Y...

Myanmar’s coming revolution

Anti-coup demonstrators in Yangon, Myanmar, April 2021. The New York Times / Redux Myanmar is at a point of no return. The army&rs...

Student’s rape and murder puts India’s sexual violence und...

An activist holds a cut-out of India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, at a protest over another gang-rape and murder of a young...

U.S. weighs possibility of airstrikes if Afghan forces fac...

A United States Air Force pilot training Afghan service members in 2018. Afghan security forces are at risk of being overwhelmed by t...