Pakistan needs to go beyond the 18th amendment to end the military’s role in politics

Reviving the 2010 reform process can be key to resolving Pakistan’s continued crises, but the reforms need to also target the military's massive business empire

Dengue is endemic in Bangladesh but the current outbreak is unusual in its scale and seasonality. Many experts have linked the surge in dengue cases with extreme climate events

Beijing needs new allies now that the Rajapaksas are reeling, but the enmeshing of politics and religion in Sri Lanka is always cause for concern

A crossborder discussion on economic precarity and the impacts of ongoing debt restructuring processes and negotiations with the IMF in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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The general’s atoll

The political grooming of the Maldivian armed forces threatens democracy, as well as the sanctity of the public sphere.

| Sep 26, 2014

Bhutanese mists: ‘Within the Realm of Happiness’ by Kinley Dorji and ‘Becoming a Journalist in Exile’ by T.P. Mishra

Two books present the dichotomy of Bhutan´s image - from one perspective, the progressive-though-traditional idyll, to another, the authoritarian-to-dictatorial regime.

| Jan 01, 2010

The Sweet Perfume of Numafung

A feature film from Nepal remains ethnographically sensitive and provides a window to the specificities of the patriarchy that controls rural life in one corner of the country.

| Nov 01, 2002

The dowager’s last days

Economic liberalisation and smart new entrants have finally caught up with the manufactures of the Ambassador who had for decades successfully resisted advances in technology and management.