Joseph Allchin

Joseph Allchin is a writer and journalist who has spent many years writing about and living in the greater Bay of Bengal region. His critically acclaimed first book, 'Many Rivers One Sea', looks at the politics of extremism in Bangladesh and is out now.

Power play

Bangladesh’s opaque electricity sector raises concerns about widespread corruption.

Dec 10, 2021

A matter of class

Informal patronage networks in Bangladesh have hampered the development of collective bargaining.

May 25, 2015

The shadow of the gun

Despite victory in Burma’s historic by-elections, the NLD faces many daunting obstacles to meaningful change.

Apr 12, 2012

A lady’s life

Review of an apolitical biopic on Aung San Suu Kyi.

Mar 08, 2012

Slow and steady – maybe

Trying to understand the vagaries of the new Burma.

Dec 01, 2011

Latest Articles

Making sense of Nepali politics

Scholars of political structures and processes in today’s Nepal struggle to find their feet.

The machine that went rogue

Learning from Myanmar’s unsuccessful ‘Third Force’ movement.

No neutrality

The military’s neutral stance around Imran Khan’s ouster may be damage control.