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Sudha Ramachandran

Sudha Ramachandran

Sudha Ramachandran is an independent journalist based in Bengaluru, India.

Sudha Ramachandran is an independent journalist based in Bengaluru, India. She writes on South Asian political and security issues and has closely followed developments in the region’s conflict zones. She is an adjunct faculty at the Asian College of Journalism in Chennai. Sudha has a doctoral degree from the School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

Posts by Sudha Ramachandran
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October 29, 2018

Can Bhutan’s New Government Avoid Doklam 2.0?

By Sudha Ramachandran
The balancing act between China, India, and Bhutan's own interests continues under a new PM.
October 01, 2018

The Maldives’ New Government: Mission Impossible?

By Sudha Ramachandran
From reframing ties with China to advancing Maldivian democracy, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has a hard road ahead.

September 11, 2018

China Expands Its Footprint in Sri Lanka

By Sudha Ramachandran
China is moving into new geographical areas of Sri Lanka, where Indian influence has traditionally been strongest.

August 20, 2018

India’s Controversial Afghanistan Dams

By Sudha Ramachandran
Indian-built dams in Afghanistan are causing trouble with downstream states Iran and Pakistan.

June 20, 2018

Is China Bringing Peace to Afghanistan?

By Sudha Ramachandran
China’s role in Afghanistan is undoubtedly growing. What does that mean for the peace process?
March 13, 2018

Sri Lanka’s Anti-Muslim Violence

By Sudha Ramachandran
Anti-Muslim violence on the island has a long history tied to conceptions of Sinhalese-Buddhist identity.

February 08, 2018

India and the Maldives Emergency

By Sudha Ramachandran
Doing nothing is not an option, but there are few good choices for India.
January 25, 2018

The China-Maldives Connection

By Sudha Ramachandran
With a new FTA, China cements its influence in Maldives, much to India's dismay.

July 07, 2017

Hindutva Terrorism in India

By Sudha Ramachandran
Cow vigilantism is pre-meditated, politically motivated, and seeks to build fear in a community. That makes it terrorism.

February 15, 2017

The India-Bangladesh Wall: Lessons for Trump

By Sudha Ramachandran
Border fences are not particularly effective, but they are enormously expensive.

November 11, 2016

Can the India-Pakistan Ceasefire Survive?

By Sudha Ramachandran
The 2003 agreement is falling apart amid a sharp decline in India-Pakistan relations.
September 21, 2016

The Trouble With India’s Projects in Myanmar

By Sudha Ramachandran
India has great ambitions for infrastructure construction in Myanmar, but falls short in implementation.

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