Tom Felix Jöhnk
A journalist in Asia
Selected articles

Who owns Bangladesh?


The Economist, August 20th, 2013

The battling begums


The Economist, August 10th, 2013

Dispensable allies


The Economist, August 7th, 2013

Build it and they might come


The Economist, August 3rd, 2013

Better run through the jungle


The Economist, July 12th, 2013

Commoners in search of a commons


The Economist, June 15th, 2013

War Crimes in Bangladesh

Justice delayed

The Economist, January 24th, 2013

Bangladesh and counterfeiting

Capital control

The Economist, January 17th, 2013

Bangladesh and counterfeiting

On second thought

The Economist, January 17th, 2013

Bangladesh and its near-abroad

The begums and the two giants

The Economist, January 13th, 2013

Microfinance in Thailand

The biggest microlender of them all

The Economist, January 1st, 2013

Ever murkier


The Economist, November 19th, 2012

Renavigating South-East Asia

Breaking the "Devil's neck"

The Economist, November 14th, 2012

Electricity in Myanmar

Area of Darkness

The Economist, October 18th, 2012

Informal betting in Myanmar

Against the odds

The Economist, October 8th, 2012

"Felani's last steps"

On second thought

The Economist, February 3rd, 2011

"The land that maps forgot"

On second thought

The Economist, February 15th, 2011

"Politics of hate"

"An ancient vendetta continues to eat away at public life"

The Economist, November 20th, 2011

Bangladesh and war crimes

The odds are still stacked against an effective tribunal

The Economist, July 1st, 2010

That's not the way to do it

Politics reverts to Punch-and-Judy type

The Economist, June 12th, 2010


A wretched, forsaken corner of the world's biggest democracy

The Economist, February 20th, 2010

Bangladesh makes friends with India

Trying to be good neighbours

The Economist, December 12th, 2009

The trials of Sheikh Hasina

The country's history in the dock

The Economist, November 28th, 2009

Der Attentäter schlaeft vor Gericht


NZZ am Sonntag, November 22nd, 2009

Bangladesh and Myanmar

More grief for the Rohingyas

The Economist, November 5th, 2009

Nervosität in Dhaka


NZZ am Sonntag, November 1st, 2009

Späte Gerechtigkeit

Der Spiegel, September 2009

Keeping its head above water

And still popular, against the odds

The Economist, June 13th, 2009