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
Salman Rafi Sheikh | May 19, 2023
How can Pakistan end the military’s role in politics?
A conversation with Salman Rafi Sheikh on Pakistan's continued crises
The Editors | Feb 15, 2023
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
Tisaranee Gunasekara | Jan 26, 2023
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.
The Editors | Jan 25, 2023
Taliban regime under siege, within and without
One year later, the Taliban is under attack from rival groups.
Salman Rafi Sheikh | Nov 11, 2022
The human dimension to Sri Lanka’s economic crisis
On rising poverty, income inequality, and potential solutions.
The Editors | Oct 14, 2022
A Year of Taliban rule in Afghanistan, Pakistan floods, Indian Matchmaking, and more.
Southasiasphere episode 19: Updates and analysis from around the region.
The Editors | Sep 02, 2022
Notes on the Sri Lankan struggle
Police brutality and growing public consciousness during the ‘Janatha Aragalaya’.
Marlon Ariyasinghe | Aug 09, 2022
What next if President Rajapaksa resigns?
An explainer on the constitutional aftermath.
Gehan Gunatilleke | Jul 11, 2022
In Mizoram, a refugee crisis highlights Mizo tribal affinities and hostility
Shared Zo identity has Mizos extending hospitality to Chin and Kuki-Chin refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh. More remarkable is that Chakmas, mistreated by the Mizo majority in Mizoram, have welcomed Kuki-Chin refugees too
The political fallout of violence in Manipur, Bangladesh’s economic crisis, the crackdown on PTI supporters and more
May - Updates and analysis from around the region
In ‘Agra’, a grim portrait of the repressed Indian man
Director Kanu Behl’s Hindi feature film examines the sexual obsession and frustration of men, mental health and the transactional nature of human relationships in a patriarchal society where space is in short supply
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