Region | India and South Asia

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View our expert commentary and informed analysis on the latest developments in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan.

China and India’s deadly Himalayan clash is a big test for Modi. And a big concern for the world.

China and India’s deadly Himalayan clash is a big test for Modi. And a big concern for the world. Read More

Regional wrap

1. The US in disarray with widespread violent protests 2. China passes new security law for Hong Kong 3. India-China engaged in yet another standoff along the LAC Read More

Border disputes between India and Nepal: Will India act as a responsible rising power?

India and Nepal’s enduring border disputes have repeatedly provoked nationalist movements and protests in Nepal and alienated Nepal from India. Resolving the disputes through cooperative… Read More

Regional wrap

1. China uses trade lever to pressure Australia 2. The WHA passes motion to investigate Covid-19 3. Sino-Indian rivalry heats up again Read More

Australians open their homes to international students left destitute by the coronavirus shutdown

Thousands of international students in Australia have been left without work and government support during the coronavirus crisis. Many will at least be offered a welcoming home thanks to hundreds of generous Australians. Read More

Asia Stories | Taking the Long Road with Caitlin Byrne

Taking the long road with Caitlin Byrne - Caitlin shares with us her journey through research and diplomatic practice in this episode of Asia Stories. Read More

Regional wrap

Griffith Asia Institute, Regional Wrap by Aakritit Bachhawat. Aus takes principled stand against Chinese economic coercion US leads push to restructure global supply chains India-Aus plan 'virtual' bilateral summit Read More

Autocrats are finding democratic facades hard to keep up

Covid19 is making dictatorship clearer as faking credible elections gets harder. Lee Morgenbesser from Griffith University shares his insights Read More

Governments, not pandemics, stop access to reproductive health

In response to the current pandemic, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has recommended that states adopt three strategic priorities: provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) to sexual and reproductive health care workers so clinics can remain open; continuation of services for gender-based violence as a first response health measure (to supply morning-after pills and treatment of STDs); and prioritising of contraceptive and reproductive health supplies. In short, the UNFPA is asking states to help sexual and reproductive clinics remain open and ensure that they are safe, legal spaces for women to access. Read More

COVID-19 and developing countries: grim predictions of a significant increase in global poverty threaten the attainment of the SDGs

COVID-19 and developing countries: grim predictions of a significant increase in global poverty threaten the attainment of the SDGs Read More


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