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China Steps Up Activity Along Himalayan Borders as Land Border Law Comes Into Effect
February 24, 2022

China Steps Up Activity Along Himalayan Borders as Land Border Law Comes Into Effect

By Liam Gibson
The new law is a tool for Beijing to further expand its sovereignty into its neighbors’ domains.

Without Vaccine Equity, the World Could Remain Stuck in Pandemic Limbo
January 25, 2022

Without Vaccine Equity, the World Could Remain Stuck in Pandemic Limbo

By Niha Dagia
On the cusp of a triumph over the coronavirus, the world snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
2021 Was a Bad Year for Democracy in South Asia
January 05, 2022

2021 Was a Bad Year for Democracy in South Asia

By Niha Dagia
The pandemic made it easier for governments to justify authoritarian measures, including crackdowns on the media and excessive surveillance.

Bhutan-China Border Negotiations in Context
November 18, 2021

Bhutan-China Border Negotiations in Context

By Jianli Yang
What is behind the latest announcement about resumed border talks between Bhutan and China?

Bhutan’s Vaccination Program Scales New Heights
July 27, 2021

Bhutan’s Vaccination Program Scales New Heights

By Wasbir Hussain and Rishi Lekhi
The Himalayan kingdom fully vaccinated 90 percent of eligible adults within a week.

Poor Access to Safe Abortions Is Killing South Asian Women
June 15, 2021

Poor Access to Safe Abortions Is Killing South Asian Women

By Bansari Kamdar
Even in countries where abortion is legal, access to safe abortions remains challenging

Bhutan’s Health Minister on Navigating the Pandemic as a Small State
June 15, 2021

Bhutan’s Health Minister on Navigating the Pandemic as a Small State

By Bansari Kamdar
Dechen Wangmo, the 44-year-old health minister of Bhutan and the newly elected president of the World Health Assembly, shares her goals for advancing world health.
Why Did Japan Award Bhutan’s Dago Tshering with the Order of the Rising Sun?
May 10, 2021

Why Did Japan Award Bhutan’s Dago Tshering with the Order of the Rising Sun?

By TP Mishra
An international award for a man many view as responsible for a generation of ethnic cleansing pain.

Bhutan Vaccinates 93% of Adults in 16 Days
April 13, 2021

Bhutan Vaccinates 93% of Adults in 16 Days

By Associated Press
In just over two weeks, Bhutan has vaccinated more of its population than any country in the world but the Seychelles.

‘Timber Mafia’ From India Running Amok in Bhutan
January 21, 2021

‘Timber Mafia’ From India Running Amok in Bhutan

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Illegal logging is depleting forest cover in the region, aggravating the fallout from climate change.

Bhutan: India First, But Not India Alone?
December 25, 2020

Bhutan: India First, But Not India Alone?

By Prin Shasiharan
While slowly diversifying its basket of economic and diplomatic relationships, Bhutan continues to remain a steadfast Indian ally.
Was India’s Special Frontier Force Engaged in Bhutan’s Operation All Clear to Flush Out Militants?
September 22, 2020

Was India’s Special Frontier Force Engaged in Bhutan’s Operation All Clear to Flush Out Militants?

By StoriesAsia
A 2019 court judgement against an Assamese militant note presents new evidence.

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