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Afghanistan: graveyard of development?

On the country’s fraught histories of international development.

| Aug 31, 2021

Foothold in history

At Bagram Airbase, the withdrawal of American troops is in full swing and everything must go

| Mar 02, 2016

Kunduz attack

Given the long history of deadly airstrikes in Afghanistan, is the assault on the MSF hospital any different?

| Oct 16, 2015

India, 1952

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

| Apr 10, 2015

Diaspora Direct Investment and the ‘growth story’

The push for DDI is an extension of the economic logic of our times.

| Dec 24, 2014

From the land of what-might-have-been

A family tale exploring the complexities around Indian diaspora, rightwing Hindu politics, and LGBT struggles.

| Dec 18, 2014

Twice removed: Tibetans in North America

For Tibetans in North America, maintaining links to the homeland presents unique challenges.

| Dec 18, 2014

Last rites in Syracuse

Suicide among Bhutanese refugees in the US continues to be a major concern that requires a community-based approach to mental health.

| Dec 15, 2014

Imported human rights

The yawning gap between Western human rights discourse and action has overshadowed domestic histories of reform and the need for a grassroots approach to social change.

| Mar 20, 2014

Death by drone

Despite stubborn US efforts to defend armed drone strikes, in the targeted areas they are rightly seen as a travesty and a tragedy.

| Jul 17, 2012

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