The global pandemic has highlighted political changes in South Asia, which will have longer-term implications for individual South Asian countries, for the South Asia region, and at the larger global level. This talk will focus on the changing nature of hard and soft power and democracy in South Asia. It will also analyze the current efforts aimed at redefining national identities in South Asian countries, as well as the implications of these changing power and regime structures for the national, regional and global levels.
This is a keynote address delivered as a part of King’s India Institute Graduate Conference 2021 & Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global India European Training Network Ambassadors' Event.
Professor Rani D. Mullen is an Associate Professor of Government at William & Mary.