Milan Vaishnav and I have been editing a series of essays on the politics of opposition in South Asia. Opposition in this context is meant very broadly, from hard-line anti-government insurgents to mainstream political parties to civil society. It’s an effort to broaden our discussion of regime and opposition dynamics in general, and to bring a set of cases, countries, and authors into the US policy/analytical discussion on South Asia that are too often ignored.
You can find the three essays thus far here on the Carnegie site, examining the Digital Security Act in Bangladesh, the TTP in Pakistan (also the subject of my last blog post), and the Brihat Nagarik Andolan in Nepal. There are several more essays lined up for the months to come, so please keep an eye out. And many thanks to the authors who have written or agreed to write!