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Sri Lanka: Back to the Future?

Sri Lanka: Back to the Future?

Sri Lanka's authoritarian former president is on the brink of a political resurgence. His electoral success would put a halt to the country's already troubled political reform process.

Could Mullah Omar’s Death Help the Peace Process?

Could Mullah Omar’s Death Help the Peace Process?

Maybe there’s a good reason why the Kabul government finally decided to go public with the Taliban leader’s death.

Who’s in Charge of the Taliban?

Who’s in Charge of the Taliban?

If rumors of Mullah Omar’s death are true, then understanding Akhtar Mansour -- arguably the Taliban’s No. 2 -- is crucial for Afghanistan's upcoming peace talks.

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The Shelf is a collection of the reviews of books relevant to Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and the region that have been commissioned by the South ...

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The South Asia Channel, a collaboration with the New America Foundation and Johns Hopkins SAIS, features deep analysis of issues concerning Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan, and covers everything from politics to business to culture.

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