Amitava Mukherjee

Daulat Beg Oldi: Flashpoint of the Himalayas

cc Flickr irumge, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Ground-level changes are altering the strategic balance and fueling conflict between India and China in the Himalayas.

Geopolitics Looming Ever Larger in India-Nepal Relations

a protest in Nepal in 2015 against the Indian blockade, cc Flickr S Pakhrin, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The recent release of Nepal’s official political map is raising new questions over the extent of China’s influence in Katmandu.

In Falling Birthrates, Japan Faces an Existential Crisis

JapanChild, cc Flickr Jim Epler, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Birth rates are so low in Japan that a precipitous drop in population is now all but inevitable. What’s causing the problem, and what can be done about it?

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Is Not Doing the Press any Favors

Myanmar2, cc Flickr Eden, Janine and Jim, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Even after a year of NLD rule, press freedom in Myanmar is languishing in the dark ages.

The Economics of Islamic Fundamentalism in Bangladesh

Blood Splatter, CC Rick Flickr, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Punishing those responsible for a spate of recent blogger deaths won’t be easy given the Islamic fundamentalist ‘state within a state’ that exists in Bangladesh.

Modi’s China-India-Nepal Nexus: Trilateral Boom or Bust?

Construction on the China-Nepal Friendship Highway, cc Steve Hicks

Will Narendra Modi’s concept of ‘transways’ be enough to silence domestic interest groups and entrench meaningful cooperation between China, India, and Nepal?

Is Bangladesh the Newest Addition to China’s ‘String of Pearls’?

India Navy Flotilla, CC India Navy

Bangladesh may be drifting away from its traditional ally India and right into China’s wider regional plans.

The India-China Tug of War over Bhutan

Himalaya Road at China India Border cc Flickr 4ocima

Bhutan’s historic reliance on India is being chipped away at by China, with potential consequences for the strategic balance of power in the Himalayas.

Will Modi Be the Next Prime Minister of India?

India Economic Summit 2008

Geopoliticalmonitor.com’s Amitava Mukherjee evaluates ongoing parliamentary elections in India to find out whether Narendra Modi has the support needed to become prime minister.

Should India Dive into the Shale Boom?


The global shale boom offers India the tantalizing prospect of an escape from energy scarcity – but at what environmental cost?

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