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Indian Foreign Secretary Visits Bhutan as New Government Takes Charge 

Indian Foreign Secretary Visits Bhutan as New Government Takes Charge 

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The Indian foreign secretary’s visit came as the new Bhutanese government is preparing to work out its complex border issues with China.

Bhutan’s Long Journey Into the World Trade Organization

Bhutan’s Long Journey Into the World Trade Organization

By Ladislav Charouz
25 years after Bhutan first applied to join the WTO, recent developments seem to be giving Thimphu a final push. 
Gelephu: The World’s First Mindfulness City Is in Bhutan

Gelephu: The World’s First Mindfulness City Is in Bhutan

By Namgay Zam
The city is envisioned as Bhutan’s new economic hub – an opportunity to capitalize on the economic corridor linking South Asia to Southeast Asia.

People’s Democratic Party Wins Elections in Bhutan

People’s Democratic Party Wins Elections in Bhutan

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
Unlike in other parts of South Asia, where elections are plagued with controversy, Bhutan’s fourth general election was peaceful and not divisive.

What’s Next for Bhutan After Its Election

What’s Next for Bhutan After Its Election

By Shannon Tiezzi
Tenzing Lamsang, editor of The Bhutanese, discusses why voters chose the PDP and what the new government has planned, particularly for Bhutan's ailing economy.

The State of South Asia in 2023

The State of South Asia in 2023

By Mimrah Abdul Ghafoor
The year was dominated by elections, and political and economic instability. Amid the bad news, India landed a spacecraft near the Moon’s south pole.

Economic Revival is on the Minds of Bhutanese Voters

Economic Revival is on the Minds of Bhutanese Voters

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
The final round of Bhutan’s fourth general election on January 9 will be a contest between the PDP and the BTP.
Bhutan Takes Another Step Forward on Democratic Path

Bhutan Takes Another Step Forward on Democratic Path

By Mimrah Abdul Ghafoor
Voting in the first phase of elections to the National Assembly – the fourth since the Himalayan kingdom democratized in 2008 – will take place on November 30.

Erika Fatland on Traveling in the Himalayas

Erika Fatland on Traveling in the Himalayas

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
“Many of the people in the Himalayas live more isolated now than they did a hundred years ago.”

Crypto Mining in the Himalayas: Bhutan’s Gamble With Bitcoin

Crypto Mining in the Himalayas: Bhutan’s Gamble With Bitcoin

By Joe Wallen and Tushar Shetty
Beyond the Indus podcast hosts Joe Wallen and Tushar Shetty explore how Bhutan is quietly gearing up to become the world's next Bitcoin superpower.

Medha Bisht on Understanding the China-Bhutan Boundary Dispute

Medha Bisht on Understanding the China-Bhutan Boundary Dispute

By Sudha Ramachandran
“Territory is not being ceded by Bhutan. Rather, China has built a strong shi (strategic advantage) for itself by creating border infrastructure.”
Bhutanese King’s Visit to India Spotlights Superpower Border Tensions

Bhutanese King’s Visit to India Spotlights Superpower Border Tensions

By Ladislav Charouz
Bhutan faces a Himalayan version of China’s salami slicing tactics – and concerns from India about Thimphu giving up too much.  

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