The South Asia Channel, a collaboration with New America and Johns Hopkins SAIS, features deep analysis of issues concerning Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan, and covers everything from politics to business to culture.
Editor, Peter Bergen
Assistant Editor, David Sterman
U.S. needs in Afghanistan have overridden promises to get tough on Islamabad.
The U.S. president is desperate to salvage peace talks with the Taliban, even if it means cozying up to Pakistan at the expense of America’s newest partner in the Indo-Pacific.
From a trade war with China to women’s rights around the world, here’s what has captured our readers’ attention in the first half of the year.
Japan and South Korea continue a historic dispute while Turkey exits the F-35 program amid tensions with the United States.
A new book looks at why the U.S. military keeps trapping itself in endless conflicts.
Almost four decades after the first U.S.-Pakistani mission in Afghanistan, Islamabad risks getting caught in the crosshairs of great-power politics again. Only deft diplomacy will save it.
Wood smuggling is big business for the terrorist group.
Plus: Iran says it will talk—if U.S. sanctions end, Italy presents a migration plan, and what to watch in the world this week.
A decade after the world bailed out finance, it’s time for finance to bail out the world.
Dramatic projects to mitigate global warming often don’t work. Slow, quiet, incremental policies are the planet’s best hope.
Crops already suck up a lot of carbon dioxide. One scientist thinks they can do much more.