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Bhutan’s Tourism Dilemma: Balancing Economy and Sustainability

Bhutan’s Tourism Dilemma: Balancing Economy and Sustainability

By Rishi Gupta
Bhutan has long capped tourism to prevent adverse impacts on the environment. With the economy suffering, is it time for a change?

Why a Bhutan-India Tourism Meeting Excited Entrepreneurs in Nepal

Why a Bhutan-India Tourism Meeting Excited Entrepreneurs in Nepal

By Birat Anupam
Bhutan’s embrace of regional tourism could be a major boost for connectivity in the entire BBIN subregion.
Modi’s Visit to Bhutan Amid Elections in India Raises Questions

Modi’s Visit to Bhutan Amid Elections in India Raises Questions

By Sudha Ramachandran
His government appears apprehensive over a Bhutan-China deal that undermines Indian security.

Bhutan and India: Decoding the Strategic Saga

Bhutan and India: Decoding the Strategic Saga

By Rishi Gupta
Bhutan’s new prime minister just concluded his India visit, and now India’s PM is heading to Bhutan.

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.

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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.

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