Analysis

China courts influence in Sri Lanka via the Buddhist clergy

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

| Jan 26, 2023

Why does Everest matter?

Science, labour and the rise of altitude to measure mountains.

| Aug 05, 2022

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.

| Jun 28, 2022

Scandalising the supply chain

Looking back at 40 years of Bangladesh’s garment industry.

| Jan 11, 2022

Thirst for energy

Ensuring energy and environmental justice in the Rampal coal-fired power plant project.

| Dec 29, 2021

Rethinking the urbanity puzzle

Dhaka through the experimental lens.

| Dec 23, 2021

“Nobody is interested in Bangladesh”

Bangladesh’s global reputation requires not bigger and better statistics, but a new narrative.

| Dec 15, 2021

Power play

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

| Dec 10, 2021

Returning spoils of colonial conquest

Forgotten manuscripts in European archives may hold important keys to Northeast India’s past.

| Oct 07, 2021

Load More

Latest Articles

Pandemics have always revealed the weakness of the Indian state

In 'Pandemic India', David Arnold offers a reflective study of Covid, cholera, plague, the Spanish flu and other historical mass contagions, from the time of the British Raj to the Modi government

Bangladesh’s BNP fights to make a political comeback

With massive anti-government rallies by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and their repression by the ruling Awami League-led government, battle lines are being drawn for the next general election

How a unique language survives in Kashmir’s tiny Burusho community

Despite being a small population, the Burusho community has been able to preserve their language through intergenerational communication and by prioritising their mother tongue over other languages in Kashmir

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