diplomacy

Elections in Myanmar, opposition rallies in Pakistan, COVID-19 vaccines in Southasia

Southasiasphere podcast episode 03: Updates and analysis from around the region.

| Nov 06, 2020

Introducing Southasiasphere: The Himal guide to the region

ISSUE #1: Covid-19 in Southasia, civilian government vs the generals in Myanmar, postponed elections in SriLanka and more.

| Mar 20, 2020

Poppies and power in Afghanistan

How drug trade, foreign aid and global politics impacted the Afghan state and society.

| Mar 11, 2020

‘A picture of malicious intention’

On the Chinese embassy’s undiplomatic letter to a Nepali newspaper.

| Feb 19, 2020

India, 1952

American journalist Louis Fischer’s interactions with Nehru’s contemporaries reveal a tangled reality.

| Apr 10, 2015

Why the Teesta matters

Effective hydro-diplomacy is essential in correcting troubled India-Bangladesh relations.

| Jan 14, 2015

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Climate change in Bangladesh is driving a dengue outbreak in winter

Dengue is endemic in Bangladesh but the current outbreak is unusual in its scale and seasonality. Many experts have linked the surge in dengue cases with extreme climate events

China courts influence in Sri Lanka via the Buddhist clergy

Beijing needs new allies now that the Rajapaksas are reeling, but the enmeshing of politics and religion in Sri Lanka is always cause for concern

Rebound or relapse: Debt restructuring in a time of crisis

A crossborder discussion on economic precarity and the impacts of ongoing debt restructuring processes and negotiations with the IMF in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh.