A waste of lives
The scramble for jade in Myanmar's Kachin State.
Edith Mirante | Aug 13, 2019
The Bangladesh Army’s record in the Chittagong Hill Tracts belies its prominence in UN peacekeeping missions.
Hana Shams Ahmed | Nov 10, 2014
States of denial
How increasing militarisation of Southasia’s conflict zones has led to severe human-rights violations.
Seema Kazi | Oct 31, 2014
A garrison state?
Why is the Sri Lankan army running parks, shopping arcades, a vet clinic and a beauty salon?
Tisaranee Gunasekara | Oct 13, 2014
And you shall fail at your peril
The breathtaking obfuscations that form the viscera of India’s impunity in Kashmir.
Nawaz Gul Qanungo | Sep 30, 2014
The general’s atoll
The political grooming of the Maldivian armed forces threatens democracy, as well as the sanctity of the public sphere.
Azra Naseem | Sep 26, 2014
The doctrine of the nuclear sword
Nuclear weapons and the militarist psychology in India and Pakistan.
M V Ramana and Zia Mian | Sep 20, 2014
Battlefield to marketplace and back
Peace in Burma is hampered by an economic logic of limited utility.
David Brenner | Sep 15, 2014
The radicals in the Maoists
A political agreement signed on 1 November was finally supposed to allow former Maoist combatants in Nepal to move ahead with their lives. Instead, the response has been mostly anger and accusations of duplicity.
Post Bahadur Basnet | Dec 01, 2011
When neoliberalism came to the Indian farm
With a focus on agricultural policy since the 1990s, 'Distress in the Fields' demonstrates how neoliberal interventions sowed the seeds of the crisis faced by farmers today
“I write with the same hands that carried shit”: Reading Pandiyakannan’s ‘Salavaan’
The Tamil writer Pandiyakannan, the first novelist from the Kuravar community, offers an intimate portrait of the lives of manual scavengers
Federalism is the most significant ideological divide in Nepali politics
Amid the the “‘de-ideologisation”’ of Nepali politics, the most consequential differences are on the system of provincial government. Three emergent parties throw the divisions into sharp relief.
Pakistan’s politics continues to dictate its economic crisis
The standoff over elections in Punjab between the PML-N’s ruling coalition and Imran Khan’s PTI has intensified Pakistan’s multidimensional crisis, and may lead to sovereign default