DRUK JOURNAL: DEMOCRACY IN BHUTAN?

The Druk Journal started in 2015, as a non-partisan publication, with the purpose of serving the national interest through the development of serious conversation on issues from every possible constructive point of view. In this issue, I write about the challenges presently facing political parties globally, and what needs to be done in Bhutan to avoid ending in the same situation. ...

ON THE WELFARE STATE – IN NEPAL

A seminar organized by the Maoist Party on 6 May was more modest in numbers than the big meeting on 4 May, but actually very interesting from a substantive point of view. Local academics spoke about how to analyse class and caste developments in Nepal, and how to address the key challenges. I had been asked to contribute with a perspective on the Nordic [Danish] welfare state....

ZIMBABWE 25 YEARS LATER

The cover of the collection of stories from Zimbabwe is a painting I bought from the National Gallery, painted by a promising Zimbabwean artist, Benjamin Furawu. It is simply called "His Excellency". Believe it or not, Mugabe is now in exile in an apartment building in downtown Copenhagen! ...