• De-limitation of the Bangladesh-Myanmar Maritime Border

    De-limitation of the Bangladesh-Myanmar Maritime Border0

      Bangladesh instituted arbitral proceedings against Myanmar under Annex VII of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in October 2009 in order to secure a maritime delimitation with Myanmar for its territorial sea, exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and continental shelf. Bangladesh filed the case both against India and Myanmar as it

  • An Interview with Jeet Thayil

    An Interview with Jeet Thayil2

    Jeet Thayil’s incendiary debut novel, Narcopolis, reveals the drug culture of Bombay from the 60s to the present, with a lyrical, hallucinatory intensity both seductive and frightening. Drawing comparisons to the works of Burroughs and Rushdie, the novel has garnered plaudits for its stylistic invention and uncompromising portrayal of the vice teeming just below the

  • Washington’s Afghan Cottage Industry

    Washington’s Afghan Cottage Industry0

    In a paper written for the U.S. Institute of Peace, Noah Coburn, a professor at Skidmore College, noted that the United States and others in the NATO coalition trying to bring stability to Afghanistan have relied on warlords and powerbrokers that actually benefit from instability. As they skim off wealth because of the corrupt Karzai

  • Circling the Issue: South Asian connections to Tibet

    Circling the Issue: South Asian connections to Tibet0

    The town was under complete lock down that cold January day when two young Tibetan men ducked into the courtyard of a hotel, doused their bodies in kerosene and set themselves alight. Running out into the streets of Ngaba in Sichuan province they shouted “His Holiness the Dalai Lama must return to Tibet” and “May


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