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Unpacking India’s 2024 Elections: Surprises and Continuities

Unpacking India’s 2024 Elections: Surprises and Continuities

Narendra Modi was sworn in on June 8 as the Prime Minister of India for a third consecutive term, a…

SAV Joint Series: Climate Diplomacy in South Asia

SAV Joint Series: Climate Diplomacy in South Asia

Climate change has no borders. In the face of escalating…

SAV Collection: South Asia’s Quest for Nuclear Energy

SAV Collection: South Asia’s Quest for Nuclear Energy

South Asia, home to over two billion people and a…

Nuclearization Debates: What Can South Korea Learn from South Asia?

Nuclearization Debates: What Can South Korea Learn from South Asia?

In this latest series co-published by South Asian Voices and 38 North, authors…

Assessing the IMF's Role in South Asia's Development

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Revisiting The Washington Consensus in South Asia

Revisiting The Washington Consensus in South Asia

For most of the three decades after the end of the Cold War, economic “experts” and governments across large parts…

The IMF’s Role in Shaping India’s Current Economic Outlook

The IMF’s Role in Shaping India’s Current Economic Outlook

The birth of the IMF and an independent India occurred in close parallel. As the world saw an end to…

The IMF’s Evolving Role in Sri Lanka Amidst Increasing Chinese Investments and Great Power Competition

The IMF’s Evolving Role in Sri Lanka Amidst Increasing Chinese Investments and Great Power Competition

Introduction Sri Lanka's widely-discussed economic crisis, which resulted from a combination of policy missteps, culminated in the country's default on…

75 Years After Partition

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Framing Identity within Pakistan’s Foreign Policy

Framing Identity within Pakistan’s Foreign Policy

Since independence, Pakistan’s national identity has remained enigmatic despite religious ideology informing the fundamental rationale for the state’s existence. This…

75 Years After Partition: Reflections from South Asian Voices Readers and Contributors

75 Years After Partition: Reflections from South Asian Voices Readers and Contributors

This month marks 75 years since South Asia witnessed the brutal Partition of the Indian subcontinent as the newly created…

Bengal’s Multiple Partitions

Bengal’s Multiple Partitions

The 1947 partition of India and Pakistan has been characterized as a “division of hearts,” as the prioritization of communal…

From the Editors: The Ukraine Crisis and Implications for South Asia

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From the Editors: The Ukraine Crisis and Implications for South Asia

From the Editors: The Ukraine Crisis and Implications for South Asia

The world has fundamentally changed just over a month after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Since Russian President Vladimir Putin…

Ukraine and the Return of South Asian Non-Alignment

Ukraine and the Return of South Asian Non-Alignment

The four largest South Asian states (by economic size)—India, Pakistan,…

The Ukraine Invasion and Afghanistan’s Current Crisis

The Ukraine Invasion and Afghanistan’s Current Crisis

While all eyes remain on the current Russian onslaught in…

“Denazification,” Disinformation, and how (Pseudo)Authoritarian States Justify War

“Denazification,” Disinformation, and how (Pseudo)Authoritarian States Justify War

When Vladimir Putin announced a full-scale assault on Ukraine, he…

The Crisis That Wasn’t: A Review of India’s Accidental Missile Launch into Pakistan

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SAV Q&A with Frank O’Donnell: Key Takeaway’s from India’s Missile Malfunction

SAV Q&A with Frank O’Donnell: Key Takeaway’s from India’s Missile Malfunction

On March 24, 2022, Frank O’Donnell spoke with South Asian Voices Managing Editor Brigitta Schuchert and Associate Editor Isha Gupta…

India-Pakistan: A Missile Misfired Opens Up Opportunity

India-Pakistan: A Missile Misfired Opens Up Opportunity

Pakistan has surprised India twice in the past month. Most recently, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan praised India’s position on…

The Luck Factor: Preventing Nuclear War in South Asia

The Luck Factor: Preventing Nuclear War in South Asia

On March 9, an Indian BrahMos missile entered Pakistani airspace and fell on Pakistani territory, causing some damage to the…

Regional Roundtable: Reflections on Balakot

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SAV Q&A with Noorulain Naseem – Pakistan’s Declaration Against Undocumented Migrants

SAV Q&A with Noorulain Naseem – Pakistan’s Declaration Against Undocumented Migrants

In a recent announcement, the Pakistani government declared that 1.7 million undocumented Afghan migrants must leave the country by November 1st either voluntarily or by…

SAV Q&A with Uzair Younus: Breaking Down Pakistan’s Economic and Political Turbulence

SAV Q&A with Uzair Younus: Breaking Down Pakistan’s Economic and Political Turbulence

Over the summer, Pakistan's economy has been in an increasingly precarious position as deeply rooted structural vulnerabilities collide with the…

SAV Q&A with Asanga Abeyagoonasekera: Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis – Part 2

SAV Q&A with Asanga Abeyagoonasekera: Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis – Part 2

On July 15, Asanga Abeyagoonasekera spoke with South Asian Voices Deputy Editor Isha Gupta on new developments in Sri Lanka's economic…

2021: A Year in Review

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Pakistan in 2021: Changes, Challenges, and a Roadmap to Stability

Pakistan in 2021: Changes, Challenges, and a Roadmap to Stability

On the first of January newspapers of Pakistan and India once again carried a small non-descript column stating that both…

India 2021 Year In Review: Another Year of Silencing Dissent

India 2021 Year In Review: Another Year of Silencing Dissent

India’s political scene in 2021 appears to have come full…

Afghanistan in 2021: The End of the Republic and the Return of the Islamic Emirate

Afghanistan in 2021: The End of the Republic and the Return of the Islamic Emirate

At the beginning of 2021, Afghans faced another year of…

Bangladesh’s 2021 Year in Review: Celebrating 50 Years of Development Through Pandemic Resilience

Gender & Geopolitics: A Feminist Foreign Policy in South Asia

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Assessing the Need for a Feminist Foreign Policy in Sri Lanka

Assessing the Need for a Feminist Foreign Policy in Sri Lanka

Several countries, including Sweden, Canada, France, and Spain, have embraced the implementation of a Feminist Foreign Policy (FFP), bringing to…

Gender Mainstreaming in South Asia: Country Perspectives

Gender Mainstreaming in South Asia: Country Perspectives

After the introductory South Asian Voices–Kubernein Initiative webinar on the need for a Feminist Foreign Policy Framework in South Asia, regional analysts from…

The Missing “Gender” in Foreign Policy

The Missing “Gender” in Foreign Policy

It is almost universally recognized that promoting the empowerment of women and girls leads to improved governance, economic growth, better…

Subnational Diplomacy in South Asia: An SAV-9DashLine Joint Series

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The Escalation of Ceasefire Violations across The Line of Control

The Escalation of Ceasefire Violations across The Line of Control

By the first half of 2020, ceasefire violations across the Line of Control between India and Pakistan in Jammu and…

The China-India-Pakistan Triangle: Origins, Contemporary Perceptions, and Future

The China-India-Pakistan Triangle: Origins, Contemporary Perceptions, and Future

Even as India and China find themselves embroiled in yet…

India and Pakistan’s Untapped Trade Potential

India and Pakistan’s Untapped Trade Potential

Analysis of India-Pakistan relations has been often dominated by security…

The Kartarpur Corridor and Its Impact on Indo-Pak Relations

The Kartarpur Corridor and Its Impact on Indo-Pak Relations

On October 24, officials from the Indian and Pakistani governments…

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SAV Webinar: Disinformation and Crisis Escalation in South Asia

SAV Webinar: Disinformation and Crisis Escalation in South Asia

Disinformation, especially spread through the proliferation of new media technologies, has played an increasingly important…

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Watch the latest SAV webinar on Disinformation and Crisis Escalation in South Asia.