Celebrated nationwide as a symbol of change in continuity, the birth of the future king gave confidence to Bhutan, which continued its path toward democracy and sustainable development without undermining its identity despite several challenges lying ahead.
Bhutan in 2016: A New Era Is Born
Thierry Mathou is both a scholar specializing in China-India-Himalaya studies in association with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, and a career diplomat who has been serving as the French ambassador to various countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, currently the Philippines, the Federal States of Micronesia, Palau, and the Marshall Islands. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Thierry Mathou; Bhutan in 2016: A New Era Is Born. Asian Survey 1 February 2017; 57 (1): 56–59. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.1.56
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