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  • 20 Feb 2019 16:00

    Courting change in Malaysia

    A combination of progress and hesitation is evident under Malaysia’s new rule, amid fear political turmoil will drag on.

  • 20 Feb 2019 14:00

    Responding to cyber attacks: resilience and transparency is key

    Yes, Australia’s security was tested, but keeping it secret won’t help the public accept inevitable dangers to networks.

  • 20 Feb 2019 12:30

    Demystifying Kashmir

    The readiness of India and Pakistan to hurl accusations – and maybe worse – ignores injustice and poverty on the ground.

Nepal

Nepal’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission limps on

On 9 February 2019, the operational mandate of Nepal’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) was due to expire. With neither commission having completed even one investigation into the tens of thousands of complaints filed

Thawing tensions in the Himalaya

In the last few decades, state-making projects have transformed life in the Himalaya. Infrastructure development intended for troop deployment along disputed borders has, more recently, enabled large-scale transport and extraction projects and a tourist rush in this globally influential region

China’s trans-Himalayan tango with Nepal

Crossing the China-Nepal border via Tibet and the Himalayas is as formidable as it has been for centuries. To drive from Tibet’s capital city Lhasa to the Gyirong checkpoint bordering Nepal’s Rasuwa takes at least 15 hours – if weather condition allows. That is why, during my meeting with