An informal dialogue between Afghans has been canceled, making Trump’s push for a negotiated settlement to the war more difficult.
Now home to over two billion people, the balance of power in South Asia is changing as China makes inroads into India’s backyard. But the political order in region states is also transforming, headlined by the rise of Hindu nationalists in New Delhi. Elsewhere, it seems to be more of the same. Bangladesh remains a one-party state. And Pakistan seems trapped in a permanent state of crisis.
Fake news and one of the world’s top messaging apps are a killer combination in the world’s second-largest country.
One of the world’s smallest countries is a battleground in the new great game between Asia’s giants: China and India.
Drug production in Afghanistan rises by 87 percent, reaching an all-time high.