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April 2018


The Struggle for Control of Pakistan’s Fragile Democracy
by Umair Javed
“While Sharif’s disqualification was certainly not as egregious as an outright coup or any other extraconstitutional intervention, the nature and process of his removal amounts to another setback for democracy in Pakistan.”

Bangladesh Copes With the Rohingya Crisis By Itself
by Navine Murshid
“Bangladesh has neither the military nor the diplomatic power to force a solution on Myanmar.”

Nepal’s Towering Climate Adaptation Challenges
by Andrea J. Nightingale
“Clearly, Nepalis have to adapt to climate change. It is less clear what precisely the challenges are and who is best positioned to lead the response.” Seventh in a series on climate adaptation around the world.

China’s South Asian Miscalculation
by Raffaello Pantucci
“Beijing’s miscalculations regarding India have created conflict with a regional power that has the capability and desire to disrupt China’s outward push.”

Perspective: Rising Religious Intolerance in South Asia
by Neeti Nair
Whether in India, Pakistan, or Myanmar, governments have failed to protect minorities, and too often politicians have pandered to agitators stirring up sectarian hatred.

Books: India’s Turbulent Ascent
by Sumit Ganguly
India has emerged onto the global stage after decades of adherence to strategic nonalignment and protectionist trade rules limited its influence. But triumphalism is premature.

Books: Living the Pious Dream in Lahore
by Joshua Lustig
A rising middle class in Pakistan is striving to reconcile aspirations for a modern lifestyle with a desire for a deeper embrace of Islam as a guide to everyday ethics.

From the Archives: India’s Economic Liberalization; Pakistan at Fifty
by Shalendra D. Sharma and Samina Ahmed
Excerpts from Current History essays on major milestones, published two decades ago.

The Month in Review: February 2018
by the editors of Current History
An international chronology of events in February, country by country, day by day.

Map of South Asia
by the editors of Current History
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