South Asia


Bangladesh Reassesses Its Belt and Road Initiative Strategy With China as the US Offers a New Alternative

Global Voices

The economic troubles faced by Pakistan and Sri Lanka have prompted Bangladesh to reassess its involvement in BRI-related infrastructure projects.


How Will Biden’s Strategy on South Asia Differ From Trump’s?

East Asia Forum

U.S. president-elect Joe Biden might shake up Washington's current foreign policy, but not its South Asia policy.


Persistent Extreme Heat and Air Pollution Threaten Global Health

The Conversation

The frequency of days with both extreme heat and pollution – and the number of people that will be affected by those days – could massively increase by 2050.


Sandmining is Destroying Asia’s Rivers

The Third Pole

Uncontrolled and mostly illegal extraction of sand and rocks from riverbeds for construction is killing rivers across South Asia and China, and must be tightly controlled.


The Spies Who Mapped Great Swathes of South Asia by Foot

Eleanor Cummins

Using secret tools, and under cover of night, Indian 'pundits' charted land for the British.

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