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
Nepal’s economic alarm bells
Fiscal mismanagement and cronyism in Nepal have come under growing public scrutiny.
Amish Raj Mulmi | Jul 30, 2022
Global poverty: fantasy or reality?
Unpacking the recent Smith and Hickel debate on the evolution of global poverty.
Rishabh Kumar | Jun 25, 2021
No one left behind?
Despite COVID-19’s light footprint, economic fallout threatens to undo the gains of Myanmar’s decade-long climb out of isolation.
Kyaw Lin Htoon and Ben Dunant | Jul 17, 2020
Pakistan’s fake-degree problem, India-Bangladesh trade stalemate and more
Southasiasphere: Issue #9 - Updates and analysis from around the region.
The Editors | Jul 10, 2020
India’s crossborder crises, COVID-19 corruption, and more
Southasiasphere: Issue #8 – Updates and analysis from around the region.
The Editors | Jun 26, 2020
IMF, World Bank and COVID-19
How have global financial institutions responded to the economic crisis triggered by the viral outbreak?
The Editors | Apr 30, 2020
Why Southasia’s air is cleaner this Earth Day
Environmental gains for Southasia need not end when factories reopen.
The Editors | Apr 22, 2020
Southasiasphere: Issue #3
Viral Islamophobia, economic crisis and food security, and how COVID-19 has impacted legislatures in Southasia.
The Editors | Apr 17, 2020
The frontier economy
Corruption and inequality have remained key features of Myanmar’s post-democratic political economy.
Thant Myint-U | Dec 04, 2019
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