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Sribala Subramanian

Sribala Subramanian

Sribala Subramanian is a New York-based columnist for The Diplomat.

Sribala Subramanian is a New York-based columnist for The Diplomat. She has written about the oil and gas industry in Myanmar, COVID-19 in Singapore, and India’s foreign policy. A former business journalist for Time, Sribala was part of a team that covered Wall Street. She was the lead reporter on the acclaimed Time International cover story on postcolonial literature called “The Empire Writes Back.” Her freelance articles have appeared in The Guardian, Atlas Obscura, and The Third Pole. She was a contributor to the award-winning Women and the Environment special issue from Earth Island Journal.

Sribala studied magazine journalism at Syracuse University and has a Masters in Mass Communication from California State University, Fresno. She graduated from Bangalore University and got her start in journalism at The Indian Express, Bangalore.

Sribala’s most shared story is about the geopolitics of Kashmir’s pink tea.

Posts by Sribala Subramanian
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February 21, 2023

Why is Myanmar’s Air Force Bombing Civilian Targets?

By Sribala Subramanian
The attacks are “terrifying” residents of border areas and neighboring countries.
January 24, 2023

Why Did ASEAN Leaders Skip Davos?

By Sribala Subramanian
The annual gathering of global elites has grown more “eurocentric.”

January 16, 2023

‘What is Happening to Us is Coming For You’

By Sribala Subramanian
How the Philippines became “ground zero” for the corrosive effects of social media.

December 14, 2022

‘Full Steam Ahead’ for Singapore’s Tuas Port

By Sribala Subramanian
For the wealthy city-state, building a bigger and smarter port is a necessity.

November 29, 2022

Did TikTok Bring Young Malaysian Voters to the Polls?

By Sribala Subramanian
Perikatan Nasional’s campaign on the popular social media platform appears to have paid off.
November 14, 2022

Indonesia’s Reluctant Statesman

By Sribala Subramanian
Europe’s bloodshed and fossil fuel politics are not Joko Widodo’s cup of tea.

November 01, 2022

Indonesia’s Plea: ‘G-20 Must Not Fail’

By Sribala Subramanian
Was Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi’s speech at the United Nations a curtain raiser for the G-20 summit?
October 13, 2022

Laos and ‘Xiplomacy’

By Sribala Subramanian
China’s leader has leveraged a boyhood connection into a blooming strategic partnership.

September 20, 2022

The Met’s Cambodia Problem

By Sribala Subramanian
The museum’s prized collection of Khmer artifacts may have dubious origins.

May 13, 2022

Was Bucha a Turning Point for India’s TV News Channels? 

By Sribala Subramanian
As graphic reports of bodies lying on the streets of Bucha began airing in early April, some of India’s leading anchors and correspondents turned sharply critical of Russia.

March 09, 2022

Is Russia Really India’s Friend? 

By Sribala Subramanian
A flashback to 1962 and the Sino-Indian War. 
February 09, 2022

Pulling the Plug in Myanmar

By Sribala Subramanian
A coup and an energy transition break up two longstanding partnerships in the country’s oil and gas sector.

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