COVID-19 in South Asia

As of March 25, 2020, South Asia had recorded nearly 2,000 cases of the coronavirus. However, analysts fear that this number can quickly increase given how densely populated the region is and since limitations on testing could be showing only a fraction of the actual number. Countries across the region have imposed a range of restrictions to deal with the rapid spread of COVID-19, including a nationwide lockdown in India as well as provincial shutdowns in Pakistan’s Punjab and Sindh provinces. In this series, SAV contributors analyze how governments in the region are responding to the threat of COVID-19, as well as the potential far-reaching economic and security impacts of the pandemic.

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COVID-19 in Balochistan and Underlying Sectarian Tensions Geopolitics & Diplomacy

COVID-19 in Balochistan and Underlying Sectarian Tensions

As of March 25, 2020, South Asia had recorded nearly…

COVID-19 in Nepal: Low Numbers Don’t Tell the Whole Story Domestic Politics

COVID-19 in Nepal: Low Numbers Don’t Tell the Whole Story

As of March 25, 2020, South Asia had recorded nearly…

Geopolitics in the Age of COVID-19: The View from South Asia Video & Audio

Geopolitics in the Age of COVID-19: The View from South Asia

As of March 25, 2020, South Asia had recorded nearly…

How India is Grappling with COVID-19 Domestic Politics

How India is Grappling with COVID-19

As of March 25, 2020, South Asia had recorded nearly…

Pakistan’s Evolving Response to COVID-19 Geopolitics & Diplomacy

Pakistan’s Evolving Response to COVID-19

As of March 25, 2020, South Asia had recorded nearly…

Sri Lanka’s Fight Against COVID-19 Domestic Politics

Sri Lanka’s Fight Against COVID-19

As of March 25, 2020, South Asia had recorded nearly…

The COVID-19 Outbreak: How has Bangladesh Fared? Geopolitics & Diplomacy

The COVID-19 Outbreak: How has Bangladesh Fared?

As of March 25, 2020, South Asia had recorded nearly…

The Impact of COVID-19 Border Closures on Cross-Border Pashtun Communities Geopolitics & Diplomacy

The Impact of COVID-19 Border Closures on Cross-Border Pashtun Communities

As of March 25, 2020, South Asia had recorded nearly…

COVID-19 and Nepal’s Migration Crisis Geopolitics & Diplomacy

COVID-19 and Nepal’s Migration Crisis

As of March 25, 2020, South Asia had recorded nearly…

COVID-19 and the Interplay of Disease and Conflict in Kashmir Defense & Security

COVID-19 and the Interplay of Disease and Conflict in Kashmir

As of March 25, 2020, South Asia had recorded nearly…

COVID-19 Puts Spotlight Back on India-Iran Relations Geopolitics & Diplomacy

COVID-19 Puts Spotlight Back on India-Iran Relations

As of March 25, 2020, South Asia had recorded nearly…