Commentary

‘Dissolve the people and elect another’

Kashmir local government elections belie the Indian state’s narrative of democracy.

India’s #MeToo moment

Due process and the art of listening

| Nov 13, 2018

Beyond the ballot box

Celebration of the Maldives’ democratic gains must be tempered with realism.

| Oct 22, 2018

Pakistan’s ‘good’ and ‘bad’ feminisms

The changing – and competing – meanings of feminism in Pakistan.

| Oct 18, 2018

Afghanistan’s election dilemma

Afghanistan is under-prepared for robust elections, but postponement could cause further instability.

| Oct 04, 2018

Keeping the death penalty alive

Sri Lanka declares it will resume executions for drug traffickers.

| Sep 28, 2018

Letter from Myanmar: Journalism under attack

Myanmar’s civil society and journalists are divided over the landmark freedom-of-press case.

| Sep 18, 2018

Cobrapost: a potent but not quite deadly sting

Crisis of credibility for mainstream Indian media.

| Jun 19, 2018

RCSS at 25

Journey of a Southasian institution

| May 31, 2018

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