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Women at the Water’s Edge: lives of women in a climate changed world

In India's Sundarbans, climate change is fundamentally transforming the everyday lives of women living in remote chars, or river islands.

Welcoming ‘Near West’ to New Mandala

New Mandala will be home to a South Asia guest section in the lead up to India's general elections.

Death by sewage: clean-ups, caste and contracts in India

A lasting, cleaner India depends on undermining the enduring belief that removal of tainted things is the responsibility of people who are born to the task.

A new electoral system for a new Malaysia

The majoritarian first-past-the-post system has had its day. It’s time to think about bold options for reform.

Thai political rap before it went viral

The young rappers who shot to national attention when they released Prathet Ku Mi honed their skills in a vibrant Thai indie rap scene that has been growing bigger in recent years—and growing more political, too.

Where in the world is Cambodia?

The international community needs to take seriously the scepticism of many Cambodians about its intentions.

Warming to climate change

Can the new climate change ministry navigate the complex politics of competing interests when tackling the threats of extreme weather? Or is an independent commission answerable to Parliament needed to hold the government to account?

Build back bitter? Five lessons five years after Typhoon Haiyan

Researchers' snapshots of the problems of rebuilding after disaster.

Lesson 3: Waiting is resource-intensive

On waiting for public transport and the inequalities of reconstruction.

Lesson 1: Local aid workers must not be second class citizens

How exactly can local & international humanitarian actors work better in the context of clear power disparities?

Lesson 2: Concrete homes do not feed empty stomachs

Post-typhooon resettlement has made the lives of many more precarious.