south asia

Tensions between India and Pakistan played a significant role at the latest UN General Assembly, according to Muhammad Ittefaq.

A soft drink and a song in the hills of Pakistan | Celia Woodsmith | TEDxPiscataquaRiver

Celia Woodsmith describes her experience practicing music diplomacy in Central and South Asia.

How has the coverage of natural disasters changed in the social media age?

What is life like for a young girl growing up in Indian-administered Kashmir, one of the most heavily militarized zones in the world? How different is it to that of a girl living in the Indian capital Delhi? BBC Hindi's Divya Arya asked two teenagers, Duaa from Srinagar and Saumya in Delhi, to become pen pals.

Colorful Dragon

B. M. Jain's new book examines China's use of soft power tools to improve relations with countries like Bangladesh and India. 

South Asia Satellite

Madhurjya Kotoky discusses the importance of India's new endeavor into space diplomacy.

"Many bilateral aid programmes to Asia have been cut by over 40 per cent and there have been complete withdrawals from some sectors such as regional health programmes in South-East Asia. There has been a lack of strategic vision in Asia so clearly demonstrated by Australia’s reduction in assistance to Myanmar as a fledgling democracy and transitioning economy. We also remain extremely concerned that the most vulnerable people living on Pacific island nations are inadequately protected from climate change,” Purcell tells SciDev.Net. 

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