September 22, 2020
Was India’s Special Frontier Force Engaged in Bhutan’s Operation All Clear to Flush Out Militants?
A 2019 court judgement against an Assamese militant note presents new evidence.
July 23, 2020
China’s Bhutan Gambit
By Sudha Ramachandran
Beijing is upping the pressure for a land swap deal to settle the China-Bhutan border, in hopes of gaining an advantage over India.
July 06, 2020
What’s Behind China’s Expansion of Its Territorial Dispute With Bhutan?
By Ankit Panda
Beijing may be trying to drive a wedge between India and Bhutan.
July 02, 2020
The Hope and Struggles of Bhutan’s Women Vegetable Vendors
By Roderick Wijunamai and Kinley Yangchen
In recent years, self-reported profits were already on a downward trend at the Centenary Farmers’ Market in Thimphu. Then came COVID-19.
May 08, 2020
What Explains Bhutan’s Success Battling COVID-19?
By Sonam Ongmo and Tej Parikh
The under-resourced nation’s response, led by science and quick preventative action, has been fortified by its traditional communal values.
January 21, 2020
Bhutan’s Lawmakers Urged to Decriminalize Homosexuality
Bhutan’s upper house of parliament is set to deliberate a bill that could decriminalize homosexuality in the country.
August 23, 2019
India-Bhutan Ties Are Thriving
By Sumit Kumar
Bhutan has been a time-tested friend to India, but Delhi could do more to address Bhutanese concerns.
February 05, 2019
India-Bhutan Relations: Leveraging Ladakh
By Stanzin Lhaskyabs
With Bhutan maturing as a democratic country, India should take this opportunity to further strengthen ties.
November 09, 2018
The Geopolitics of Language in the Himalayas
By Gerald Roche and Lauren Gawne
The Himalayas are a global center for linguistic diversity. But that diversity is at risk.
July 13, 2017
The Political Geography of the India-China Crisis at Doklam
By Ankit Panda
Explaining the political geography at the center of a serious India-China standoff in the Himalayas.
February 10, 2017
Journalist Namgay Zam Leaves Bhutan: Brain Drain in Action
By Vishal Arora
The Diplomat visited Zam in Kathmandu to speak to her about her decision to leave Bhutan.
December 22, 2014
The Case for Stronger Bhutanese-American Ties
By Matthew F. Ferraro
There is a compelling argument for strengthening ties with the tiny kingdom of Bhutan.