The Global Prism

Travel | Ethnography | Global Public Policy

Challenging Mindsets & Narratives Through Travel.

Global Public Policy Journalism | Travel Writing & Itineraries | Human & Ethnographic Studies

Tej Parikh is a global policy analyst and journalist. He has a master’s degree from Yale University, with a research specialism in political economy, governance, and development, and has experience across the NGO, private, and public sector. He has traveled to over 45 countries.

Analysis and commentary featured in: Foreign Affairs, The Guardian, Reuters, Foreign Policy, CNN, The Diplomat, The Huffington Post, The Cambodia Daily, The Asia Times, New Internationalist, Radio24syv Denmark, eNCA South Africa TV, Prospect Magazine, World Politics Review, The National Interest, Global Politics magazine, The Jerusalem Post, Irish Examiner, Yale Politic, and Beyond Violence.

Travel journalism featured in: GapYear, We Said Go Travel and One World 365

Any views expressed on The Global Prism are solely the author's, and are wholly unrelated to the organizations to which they may be directly or indirectly affiliated with.

Batad Rice Terraces, Luzon, The Philippines

Tej Parikh


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February 13, 2020

Young techies are a growing sight on the streets of Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, where not long ago volunteers from an alphabet soup of development organizations once dominated. Indeed, the country’s growth story borders on the miraculous. Since the 1994 genocide, which l...

November 26, 2019

The Indian election this year brought Prime Minister Narendra Modi a strong majority, and a promising platform to push through liberalizing market reforms. But “Modi mania” alone won’t stop the economy from underperforming in 2020. Indeed, with economic growth sliding...

September 26, 2019

The country’s substance use spike is undermining its focus on gross national happiness.

After 25 years of service, Bhutan’s first and longest-serving psychiatrist—one of only four in the entire country—has retired. He did so with some trepidation. Chencho Dorji, 60, has...

July 24, 2019

A year on from elections that cemented its control over national politics, Cambodia’s powerful leadership remains determined to guide the country down an overtly authoritarian path...

READ HERE: What Next for Democracy in Cambodia?

(Hun Sen, Photo Credit: Russian Presi...

June 5, 2019

It was one of a zillion zany moments in India’s frenetic election season. In April the country’s Electoral Commission shelved the release of a biopic film profiling Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after opposition parties claimed it would give him an unfair electoral adv...

May 7, 2019

When Nobel laureate and Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi visited Hun Sen, the dictatorial ruler of Cambodia, in early May, it hit home just how much democratic progress had stuttered in both countries...

READ HERE: When Hun Sen Met Suu Kyi

 (Little Bagan, Hs...

April 24, 2019

The recently extended Brexit delay has temporarily averted a harmful “no deal” scenario and handed Britain more time to find a consensus. But it isn’t cause for celebration. It only prolongs a paralysis in necessary economic decision-making, which is already taking its...

April 17, 2019

The arrival of Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian-led government to Myanmar in 2016, after decades of military rule, has quickly turned out to be a false dawn for hopeful international investors. It was supposed to create an opening for eager businesses to tap into the nation...

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