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September 24, 2008

Bhutan
Bhutan’s Road to Democracy

Bhutan’s first democratically-elected prime minister discusses the century-old monarchy’s transition to democracy and its ties with its neighbors, India and China.  

October 14, 2016

China
rakhine-myanmar-border-violence Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of October 14, 2016

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Lincoln Davidson, Gabriella Meltzer, and David O’Connor look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Violence escalates in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Three police posts in to…

August 14, 2013

Development
Governments Redefining Development

As I discussed in my last post, governments and international organizations are increasingly taking an interest in alternative ways to measure countries’ development, outside of the traditional measu…

April 1, 2012

International Organizations
Women, their teeth red from chewing betel nuts, laugh at a vegetable market in Bhutanese capital Thimpu, October 23, 2006 (Gopal Chitrakar/Courtesy Reuters). Don’t Worry Be Happy: The UN Happiness Summit

At first glance, this Monday’s high-level event in the UN General Assembly would appear to confirm the worst suspicions of UN skeptics. Given all the crises engulfing the globe, what geniuses in New …