Military

Myanmar’s menacing frontier

The dangers of reporting on Myanmar’s border-security forces and their business interests.

| Jul 28, 2020

Pirates of Pansodan street

A new copyright law may bankrupt Myanmar's pirated book business.

| May 08, 2020

The crisis in Pakistani journalism

In conversation with journalist and human-rights campaigner Omar Waraich.

| May 31, 2019

Dukha during the world war

Letters from the battlefield, intercepted and filed away by wartime censors, provide a window into the pain of the Gurkha.

| Dec 06, 2016

Violence in the time of ‘no-war’

Sri Lanka’s militarised approach in the aftermath of the civil war has had destabilising social consequences.

| Sep 29, 2014

The doctrine of the nuclear sword

Nuclear weapons and the militarist psychology in India and Pakistan.

| Sep 20, 2014

The security metaphysic

An account of how the defence and security industry in India is increasingly domesticated by private players.

| Sep 15, 2014

The cantonment state

How will Pakistan’s armed forces cope with the increasing power of the urban middle class, many of whom live on land they own?

| May 02, 2014

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