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The Myanmar challenge to Asean

People displaced by fighting between government troops and ethnic rebels awaiting food distribution last month at a monastery in Myan...

The shadow pandemic: Lockdown-triggered domestic violence

Lockdown-triggered domestic violence appears to be no less widespread than the COVID-19 pandemic itself. Reports from across the globe...

Are formal interactions with China helping legitimise Myan...

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) bumps elbows with junta representative Wunna Maung Lwin at a June 8 meeting marking th...

Maldives: A strategic pawn in the Indo-Pacific great game

Indian PM Modi, President Solih and Vice President Naseem. Photo: President's Office Maldives is one of those nations in South...

Censorship is plunging Modi’s India into darkness

Controlling the truth is one of the most potent tools at the disposal of aspiring authoritarians. Narendra Modi’s National Democr...

US confident in Asean’s plan for post-coup Myanmar. Others...

The number two US diplomat on Wednesday said Washington remained confident in Asean’s five-point consensus plan to defuse My...

Elected autocrats, their pandemic responses

Volunteers stand next to burning pyres at a crematorium on the outskirts of Bengaluru on May 2 samuel Rajkumar/Reuters A year...

As Covid rampages across Nepal, workers pay the Price

Migrant workers lining up at the border between India and Nepal. The porous border has allowed for the movement of workers but also t...

From the holy river, a story of human tragedy and State ca...

Bodies, which are believed to be Covid-19 victims, partly exposed in shallow sand graves on the banks of the Ganges River last week...

Why India’s COVID-19 crisis could spell global economic ca...

A health worker dressed in a personal protection suit carries a stretcher after transporting the body of a person who died due to COV...

Events in Myanmar leave ASEAN behind

On 24 April, ASEAN leaders convened in Jakarta for a special summit on the situation in Myanmar. Outside parties including the United S...

An Afghanistan at peace could connect South and Central As...

A frontier guard stands on a bridge to Afghanistan across Panj river in Panji Poyon border outpost, south of Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on...

As a second wave devastates India, Narendra Modi vanishes

Over the past seven years Indians have watched Narendra Modi’s neat hair and trim beard grow whiter and longer. There was n...

Modi is now a visibly diminished PM, has run out of what h...

Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint Next week, it will be seven years since Narendra Modi was first sworn in as prime minist...

Second wave of Covid-19 may hit India’s economy harder, sa...

Lockdowns of varied severity across India are leading to reduced mobility and unemployment. | Sivaram V/Reuters India’s econ...

In Modi's India self-reliance means you are on your own

Narendra Modi participates in an online summit with EU leaders in New Delhi on May 8: resuming talks with the EU marks a major shift...

Chinese-built Colombo Port City crosses legal hurdle but s...

The Sri Lankan government has said that the Colombo Port City Economic Commission (CPCEC) Bill will be amended entirely on the lines su...

Islam’s salience in Maldivian society and politics

The three arrests made thus far in the case relating to the bid on the life of the Maldivian Parliament Speaker and former President Mo...

Roots of Maldives’ violent politics

The Maldives, which is an Indian Ocean archipelago, is a tiny country of only 530,000 people. Its politics is dominated by a few elite...

Maldivian police looking for four suspects in attempt on N...

The Maldivian police are looking for four suspects in Thursday’s attempt on the life of parliament Speaker and former President M...

SARS taught China how to handle a pandemic

As on May 6, the internationally accepted pandemic figures were as follows: the US, 32.6 million infections and 579,000 deaths; India,...