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Nicholas Muller

Nicholas Muller

Nicholas Muller is a contributing writer and photojournalist to The Diplomat. 

Nicholas Muller is a contributing writer and photojournalist to The Diplomat.

He has reported for The Diplomat from Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Russia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand related to topics covering China’s global Belt and Road initiatives, Eurasia, climate, migration, and economy.

He has a double MA degree in Chinese foreign policy and European Affairs from Sciences Po-Paris and Fudan University-Shanghai and has spent several years living in the post-Soviet space, Egypt, Cameroon, and in the GCC region.

Get in touch with Nick via email or on Instagram.

Posts by Nicholas Muller
July 13, 2020

A Deadly Gamble: Myanmar’s Jade Industry

By Nicholas Muller
The multi-billion dollar industry fueled by China is shrouded in secrecy, continues to take lives, and displace tens of thousands

May 01, 2020

In the Indian Sundarbans, the Sea Is Coming  

By Nicholas Muller
Across the world’s largest delta, island communities bear the brunt of the climate crisis.
January 28, 2020

Sri Lanka’s Landmine Legacy

By Nicholas Muller
Significant progress has been made, but deep scars remain.

December 16, 2019

Frustrations Flare in India’s Northeast Over Citizenship Bill

By Nicholas Muller
Protests, internet blackouts, and curfews in India’s Northeast followed passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill. 

October 31, 2019

Ulaanbaatar: Growing Strong and Sick

By Nicholas Muller
Pollution and a serious health crisis have accompanied rapid urbanization in Mongolia’s capital

October 22, 2019

Mongolia’s New Mining Boom

By Nicholas Muller
Climate change and a mining boom are altering the lives and livelihoods of Mongolians.
August 20, 2019

Nicaragua’s Chinese-Financed Canal Project Still in Limbo

By Nicholas Muller
Uncertainty for those along the planned canal as the government’s contract with its Chinese billionaire builder expires.

April 19, 2019

Indonesian Elections: Scenes From Aceh

By Nicholas Muller
The northernmost and most conservative province of Aceh is a stronghold for opposition candidate Prabowo Subianto.

March 29, 2019

Thailand’s Election Impasse

By Nicholas Muller
The first election in Thailand since the 2014 coup has so far brought more confusion than clarity.

January 25, 2019

The Chinese Railways Remolding East Africa

By Nicholas Muller
Chinese-financed transport infrastructure projects are fundamentally changing connectivity in East Africa.

January 09, 2019

Rajapaksa’s Town: A Visit to Hambantota

By Nicholas Muller
A look at developments in the stronghold of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s southern region of Hambantota.
November 21, 2018

All Along the Irtysh River Basin

By Nicholas Muller
Running across China, Kazakhstan, and Russia, the Irtysh carries with it a host of difficulties from floods to pollution.

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