South Asia

Net Assessment of South Asia

Dec. 2, 2015 South Asia is home to almost a quarter of the world’s population. The region’s geopolitical reality is dominated by a complex series of power dynamics, centered on the relationship between Pakistan and India.

When we speak of South Asia, we refer to the part of Asia below the Himalayas and encapsulated between the Hindu Kush in Afghanistan and Pakistan to the Rakhine Mountains on the border between Myanmar and India, a mountainous range of dense jungle difficult to traverse. Over 1.7 billion people, or almost a quarter of the world's entire population, live in South Asia's seven countries: India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, with India accounting for roughly 70 percent of the region's total population...

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