politics

What next if President Rajapaksa resigns?

An explainer on the constitutional aftermath.

| Jul 11, 2022

Military creep

Pakistan’s federal system is being undermined by militarisation.

| Aug 04, 2021

More than a seat at the table

A crossborder discussion on women leaders in Southasian politics.

| Jan 27, 2021

From Bin Qasim to Ertugrul

How the Pakistani state has revived the use of historical drama as a political tool.

| Oct 16, 2020

Maldives’ rocky road to transitional justice

A bill before the Majlis risks depriving hundreds of Maldivian citizens of their right to reparations.

| Aug 28, 2020

The good Indian American

A critique of Indian American representation in contemporary American television.

| Jun 24, 2020

#BlackLivesMatter in Southasia, the state of opposition, and more

Southasiasphere: Issue #7- Updates and analysis from around the region.

| Jun 12, 2020

Redefining citizenship in Pakistan

The PTM movement envisions an alternate relationship between citizen and state.

| Apr 28, 2020

In Kashmir, Resistance is Mainstream

The Indian state’s decades-old tactic of installing and dethroning loyalists in Kashmir continues.

Poppies and power in Afghanistan

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

| Mar 11, 2020

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