Distinctly two states in every way possible

The story was initially posted here – http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/column-two-states-every-way-possible/ BY PRIYALI SUR  February 15, 2017 at 9:13 PM We sat sipping slushy mojitos. It was the kind of night that makes you want to throw away your heels and dance without a care in the world. Swaying to the electro house music at Kuli Alma in… Continue Reading


The Pariahs of the Global Refugee Flood

The Pariahs of the Global Refugee Flood <strong>The Pariahs of the Global Refugee Flood</strong> The term “refugee” should be expanded to include more than those fleeing conflict. South Asians looking for better opportunities or displaced by climate change should be included too. BY PRIYALI SUR NOVEMBER 20, 2015 The dark eyes and hair of the… Continue Reading


Women, Peace, and Security in Afghanistan

The original was published in the South Asia Channel of Foreign Policy http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/10/21/women-peace-and-security-in-afghanistan/?wp_login_redirect=0 Women, Peace, and Security in Afghanistan It’s been 15 years since the UN passed UNSCR 1325. How has Women, Peace, and Security policy changed in Afghanistan and the Congo since then? BY PRIYALI SUR OCTOBER 21, Women, Peace, and Security in Afghanistan… Continue Reading


Will India Bridge the ‘Rainbow Divide’ Over Same-Sex Relationships

This was originally published on The Quint http://www.thequint.com/world/2015/06/27/will-india-bridge-the-rainbow-divide-over-same-sex-relationships – June 26, 2015 Amidst the fluttering rainbow pride flags and people singing the ‘star-spangled banner’ outside the US Supreme Court, there is a petite blonde woman holding up her phone to capture the scene, as she face-times with her grandfather in Ohio. I move slightly closer… Continue Reading


Are women traveling into a safer 2015?

The report was first published in World Bank blogs http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/are-women-traveling-safer-2015 – January, 2015 NEW DELHI—It happened outside a plush mall in Gurgaon, a booming financial and industrial hub just southwest of the Indian capital. A 21-year old woman, a newcomer to the city, hopped into a shared taxi after finishing her second day at work.… Continue Reading


Climate Change and Human Trafficking: A Deadly Combination

Climate change, poverty, and violence are contributing to a surge of human trafficking in Assam. The original version of this article appeared on the Wilson Center’s New Security Beat and The Diplomat. Conflict and Climate Change Collide in Assam as Trafficking Thrives http://thediplomat.com/2015/02/climate-change-and-human-trafficking-a-deadly-combination/ -February 25, 2015 The story of Uma Tudu captures the endless cycle… Continue Reading