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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
November 24, 2022

The Precarious State of the Mekong

By Nicholas Muller
Prolonged stress on the Lower Mekong Basin is reaching an ecological tipping point, threatening millions of livelihoods.

August 01, 2022

Southeast Asia’s Sinking Megacities

By Nicholas Muller
The coastal cities of Bangkok, Jakarta, and Ho Chi Minh City battle a common existential threat.
February 16, 2022

Seeking Higher Ground: Climate Resilience in the Maldives

By Nicholas Muller
Maldivians cannot wait much longer for durable solutions to the threats posed by climate change.

February 13, 2021

Are the Uyghurs Safe in Turkey?

By Nicholas Muller
Many in the Uyghur diaspora feel they have a target on their back.

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.

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