democracy

Long road to democracy

On Myanmar’s contentious elections, voter disenfranchisement and prospects for the future.

| Nov 21, 2020

Maldives’ rocky road to transitional justice

A bill before the Majlis risks depriving hundreds of Maldivian citizens of their right to reparations.

| Aug 28, 2020

COVID-19: Southasian states of emergency

A legal analysis of the origins and possible impacts of emergency law.

| Mar 26, 2020

A test for Maldivian democracy

A co-author of the critical Maldivian Democracy Network report reflects on the forced closure of the organisation.

| Jan 23, 2020

Is the mob ruling the roost?

JNU violence shows the fringe is at the Centre.

| Jan 07, 2020

Tibet: Impossible yet existent?

A reinvigorated spiritual politics of Tibetan Buddhism could prove to be a way forward.

| Jan 07, 2020

Disputed poll, divided government?

Afghan election results will determine the prospect for peace talks.

| Oct 03, 2019

Quiet and on the edge

A first-time visitor’s observations of present-day Kashmir.

| Sep 27, 2019

What the Indian elections mean for Southasia

In conversation with photographer, journalist and activist Shahidul Alam. [INCLUDES THE TRANSCRIPT]

| May 23, 2019

Echoes of Pakistan in Indian polls

Frenzied use of communal card signals the weakening of democracy.

| May 06, 2019

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