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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.  

Prices Rose and Protests Convulsed South Asia in 2022

Prices Rose and Protests Convulsed South Asia in 2022

By Sudha Ramachandran
Depleting foreign exchange reserves forced several countries, including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, to turn to the IMF.

The Paradox of Bhutan’s Australian Dream

The Paradox of Bhutan’s Australian Dream

By Yedzin Tobgay
Bhutan’s brain drain speaks to a number of social issues facing the Himalayan nation, but even migrants remain deeply rooted in their Bhutanese identity.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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.

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