South Asia after COVID-19: A great power game lies ahead, says new study

How has the novel coronavirus affected South Asia, the world’s poorest and most populous region, where almost 1.9 billion people live in eight countries? Healthwise, the numbers are far better than what was projected at the start of the pandemic, but the economic downturn is a looming spectre. There will be massive slowdowns in many of the countries, and some are expected to go negative in its financial growth outlook, which could massively destabilise the region. 


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