Tom Felix Jöhnk
A journalist in Asia
Articles for The Economist

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

Too many chits for kyat.

Myanmar's remittances 

The Economist, May 30th, 2013

"In the best interest of the media"

 

The Economist, May 25th, 2013

Channelling cash: Remittances in Asia

 

The Economist, May 23rd, 2013

Bangladesh's internal migrations: Ebb & flow

 

The Economist, May 16th, 2013

In hot blood

 

The Economist, May 9th, 2013

Violence on the streets

 

The Economist, May 7th, 2013

Rags in the ruins

 

The Economist, May 2nd, 2013

Disaster in Bangladesh: The new collapsing building

 
The Economist, April 25th, 2013

Thailand's booming car industry: Detroit of the East

 
The Economist, April 4th, 2013

South Asians in Saudi Arabia. Revenge of the migrants' employer?

 
The Economist, March 26th, 2013

A nation divided

 

The Economist, March 7th, 2013

Bloodletting after the fact

 

The Economist, March 1st, 2013

The most bucks for the biggest bang

 

The Economist, March 1st, 2013

Mass dissatisfaction

 

The Economist, February 16th, 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

Manipur

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

The Economist, February 20th, 2010

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

Manipur

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

Bangladesh and Myanmar

More grief for the Rohingyas

The Economist, November 5th, 2009

Keeping its head above water

And still popular, against the odds

The Economist, June 13th, 2009

Bangladesh's economy. No hiding place

A battered economy takes another hit

The Economist, February 28th, 2009

Mutiny in Bangladesh

The Economist, February 28th, 2009

Back to normal

An inauspicious rebirth for parliamentray democracy

The Economist, January 31st, 2009

Bangladesh back to civilian rule

After we were so rudely interrupted

The Economist, December 11th, 2008

Bhutan and the art of happiness

A new king in a new democracy

The Economist, November 15th, 2008

The nice side of democracy

Shame about the democrats

The Economist, November 8th, 2008

The begums are back

Back to square one as the army admits defeat


The Economist, September 20th 2008

Sheikh Hasina's happy day

The shape of post-military politics begins to emerge

The Economist, August 9th 2008

Looking for an exit

Like so many before it, the army finds that coming in is easier than going out

The Economist, June 7th 2008

A different sort of emergency

A food crisis further complicates the army's exit strategy

The Economist, April 17th 2008

Looking for the exit

It is hard to find, leading to fears that the army might overstay its welcome

The Economist, February 7th 2008

Drive now, pay later

Fuel prices are likely to rise in India


Economist.com, Jan 23rd 2008

Guilty at birth?

The country's politicians are still fighting the war of independence, 36 years on

The Economist, December 8th 2007

The clean-up

The costs of fighting corruption


The Economist, Novenber 10th 2007

Early elections for India?

A nuclear deal with America provokes protests.

Economist.com, September 14th 2007

The minus-two solution

The army, not the politicians, now runs Bangladesh

The Economist, September 8th 2007

Desperate measures

The army-backed regime unravels; but there is nothing to replace it

The Economist, August 25th 2007

Knitting pretty

The clothing business is flourishing despite Chinese competition

The Economist, August 18th 2007

Lock up your leading ladies

A curious democratic roadmap

The Economist, July 21st 2007

Hasina resurgent

With troubling implications

The Economist, May 12th 2007

No going back

The army exiles the country's leading politicians

The Economist, April 21st 2007

India's economy

How to boost exports and control inflation?

Economist.com, April 18th 2008

Battered begums

All the country's leading politicians are under attack


The Economist, April 14th 2007

Digging in

An interim administration, but just how long is the interim?

The Economist, April 7th 2007

One begum down

The generals show who's boss

The Economist, March 10th 2007

Another fine mess

A state of prolonged emergency

The Economist, February 24th 2007

The coup that dare not speak its name

The army, not the politicians, now runs Bangladesh

The Economist, January 20th 2007

The great wall of India

The new iron barrier with Bangladesh

The World in 2007


Read our chests

Why the umpire's decision is never final in Bangladesh's politics

The Economist, December 9th 2006

Closed for politics

And not open for business


The Economist, November 18th 2006

Campaign of violence

As the two parties slug it out, democracy may lose the elections

The Economist, November 4th 2006

Isn't democracy wonderful?

An interim government in chaos


The Economist, October 28th 2006

Too busy to trade

Elections inspire economic nationalism


The Economist, September 30th 2006

An ugly alliance

Democracy is the loser from the the ruling party's new partnership

The Economist, August 12th 2006

Courting danger

Democracy in the lap of the judges

The Economist, June 3rd 2006

On the edge of the knife

Waking up to Islamist dangers

The Economist, December 10th 2005