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Southasia - - Contents -

REG­U­LAR FEA­TURES Ed­i­tor’s Mail 8 On Record 10 Brief­ing 11

COVER STORY

Hold­ing Ground Stand­ing Strong 15 New Eco­nomic Al­lies? 17 The New Great Game 19 An Ob­sta­cle-in­fested Pipe­line 21 Com­ments 24

RE­GION

Pak­istan

Pak­istan in 2012 26

In­dia

The Reluc­tant Heir Ap­par­ent 30

Afghanistan

Boy­cotting the Fu­ture 32

Bangladesh

Still Far to Go 34

Mal­dives

New Arena 36

NEIGH­BOR

China & Myan­mar

Rea­son to Fret? 38

IN­TER­NA­TIONAL

The Arab Spring

Domino Ef­fect 40

SHRINES & VI­O­LENCE

Against the State 43

GLOBAL ECO­NOMIC DY­NAM­ICS

Par­a­digm Shifts 45

PEACE & RE­HA­BIL­I­TA­TION

A Slug­gish Peace Process 47

MU­SIC & ART

Gen­er­a­tion Asia 48

CUL­TURE & HER­ITAGE

Cel­e­brat­ing the Past 50

GLOB­AL­IZA­TION & CUL­TURE

Weav­ing a Bet­ter Fu­ture 52

BOOK RE­VIEWS Re­defin­ing Women’s Roles 54 Ex­plor­ing Mus­lim So­ci­ety in Pak­istan 56

THE LAST STOP

Putting One­self in the Other’s Shoes 58

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