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Celebrating 25 Years of the Panchayati Raj in India
November 01, 2018

Celebrating 25 Years of the Panchayati Raj in India

By Martand Jha
The 73rd and 74th constitutional amendments brought governance to the local level.

Corruption: Can Afghanistan's Government Overcome Its National Shame?
May 14, 2016

Corruption: Can Afghanistan's Government Overcome Its National Shame?

By Najibullah Noorzai
Will the Afghanistan’s government be able to overcome in-fighting and truly tackle corruption?
2015 Gujarat Protests: Caste, Reform, and Governance in India
August 28, 2015

2015 Gujarat Protests: Caste, Reform, and Governance in India

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
As recent riots in Gujarat show, India's reservation system continues to pose political challenges.

Tajikistan Uses Laws to Crush Islamist Opposition
July 10, 2015

Tajikistan Uses Laws to Crush Islamist Opposition

By Catherine Putz
Dushanbe is dismantling the Islamic Renaissance Party, hewing to the letter, but not the spirit, of the law.

Nepal: Lessons from Disaster
May 01, 2015

Nepal: Lessons from Disaster

By Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley
Last week's earthquake is a tragic reminder of the perils of outdated practices and failures of governance.

Why Should Xi Jinping Get a Raise?
January 22, 2015

Why Should Xi Jinping Get a Raise?

By Ankit Panda
China is increasing compensation for public sector employees to stem corruption.

3 Lessons for Asian Development from Francis Fukuyama
October 15, 2014

3 Lessons for Asian Development from Francis Fukuyama

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Francis Fukuyama's latest book has some important lessons on Asia's political development.
Why Are South Asian States So Weak?
July 22, 2014

Why Are South Asian States So Weak?

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Can South Asia’s states overcome the legacy of their histories?

Southeast Asia Retreats From Democracy
May 29, 2014

Southeast Asia Retreats From Democracy

By Zachary Keck
After decades of greater democratization, a new report says that democracy is in retreat throughout ASEAN.

Indonesia: The Downside of Decentralization
September 05, 2012

Indonesia: The Downside of Decentralization

As a new ICG report documents, devolution can heighten corruption. Overall, it was a net gain for Indonesia.

Lao Government Strikes Back
August 25, 2012

Lao Government Strikes Back

Prime Minister Thongsing’s recent tirades suggest a shakeup is coming.

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