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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June 16, 2020

Twitter has become a core component of the media infrastructure. The platform might only have around 330 million active monthly users globally (compared with Facebook’s 2.5 billion), but its influence in shaping how we see and understand news is far greater.


June 15, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has tested the strength of communities across the globe. As the crisis has thrust societies into unfamiliar contexts, from panic to social distancing and restrictive state rules, it has pitted individual interests against the group’s and skepticis...

May 8, 2020

In Bhutan, prayers and ceremonies are being offered on a daily basis to ward off the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. With just seven cases and zero deaths so far, many in the Himalayan Kingdom believe they are being spared by their guardian deities.

Yet while fortune m...

May 6, 2020

The foundations underpinning the tenure of one of the world’s longest-serving prime ministers are starting to shake. For 35 years, Hun Sen has staked his claim to power in Cambodia through a combination of strongman rule and breakneck growth. But now the global pandemi...

March 28, 2020

On March 23, Myanmar recorded its first cases of COVID-19, thereby ending its dubious title as the most populous country yet to report any infections. For the developing nation’s 54 million people, the confirmation is certain to raise alarm. Ever since the outbreak beg...

March 26, 2020

Almost a year-and-a-half after threatening to sanction Cambodia over Prime Minister Hun Sen’s clampdown on human rights, and a year after beginning the formal process for doing so, the European Union finally made good on its word. Underwhelmed by the Cambodian governme...

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...

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