constitution

What next if President Rajapaksa resigns?

An explainer on the constitutional aftermath.

| Jul 11, 2022

The decline of parliament

Under the BJP's rule, India's legislature is gradually ceasing to be a place for debate.

| Nov 04, 2021

Reinstatement of Nepal’s Parliament, Al Jazeera’s investigation on corruption in Bangladesh and more.

Southasiasphere podcast episode 05: Updates and analysis from around the region.

| Mar 05, 2021

The Maldivian political thriller

Democracy is being challenged as the Maldivian government leverages to make the opposition toe the line.

| Jul 11, 2015

Two years on

Near the two-year anniversary of Mohammed Nasheed’s election in the Maldives, democracy in the atolls continues to experience growing pains, made more difficult by an increasingly bipolar polity.

| Oct 01, 2010

The politics of boycott

As elections loom, how will the decision by Burma’s main opposition party to sit out the elections affect the larger efforts towards at democracy?

| May 01, 2010

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