Himal Spaces

How can Pakistan end the military’s role in politics?

A conversation with Salman Rafi Sheikh on Pakistan's continued crises

| Feb 15, 2023

The hidden cost

A conversation with Equidem's Namrata Raju on migrant worker rights and the Qatar World Cup.

| Dec 06, 2022

Social surveillance

The impact of social media platforms in the global South.

| Sep 30, 2022

At the doors of the IMF

Economic dilemmas in Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

| Jul 21, 2022

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