democracy

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

Have we failed our democracies?

Critical reflections from a journalist, an activist and a political scientist on the life of democracies in Southasia.

| Jan 18, 2019

The crisis in Bangladeshi democracy

Podcast interview with activist Khushi Kabir on what the results of the 2018 polls mean for Bangladesh.

| Jan 17, 2019

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