The Druk Journal is a journal of thought and ideas. It is a nonpartisan publication aimed at serving Bhutan’s national interest by creating serious conversation around policy issues.

Planned and edited by some of Bhutan’s prominent scholars and journalists, The Druk Journal is intended to be contribution to knowledge and stimulation to thought. Editions will be... read more

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Editorial: Coordination, Collaboration, Consolidation, and the Fourth C (Civil Society)
Winter Edition ,
Civil Society is Important – But Not a Magic Bullet
Winter Edition ,
Civil Society: Change, Challenge, and Chance
Winter Edition ,
Emergence of Civil Society in Bhutan
Winter Edition ,
Nurturing Civil Society – Building Legitimacy, Ensuring Relevance
Winter Edition ,
Civil Society – Why it Matters
Winter Edition ,
Winter 2017 Volume 3, Issue 2 : Civil Society in Bhutan
  • Editorial
  • Civil Society
  • Civil Society – Early Days
  • Civil Society – Growth
  • Civil Society – Experiences Elsewhere
  • Civil Society – Sustainability
Summer 2017 Volume 3, Issue 1: Towards a Sustainable Bhutan
  • Towards a Sustainable Bhutan
  • Vision and Governance
  • Sustainability Concerns
  • Sustainability of Sectors
Winter 2016 Volume 2, Issue 2: Youth Matters
  • Wither Youth?
  • Youth in Bhutan: Dreams and Dilemmas
  • Youth in Other Societies
  • The Interview
Summer 2016 Volume 2, Issue 1 : Bhutan and Modernity: Responding to Change
  • Bhutan and Modernity: Responding to Change
  • Governance in Modern Bhutan
  • Cultural Trends in Modern Bhutan
  • Lifestyle Trends in Modern Bhutan
Winter 2015 Volume 1, Issue 2: The Bhutanese State and Its Instituition
  • The Bhutanese State and its Institutions
  • Culture and the Arts
  • Views from Abroad
  • The Interview
  • Review
Spring 2015 Volume 1, Issue 1: National Identity
  • National Identity
  • Culture and the Arts
  • Young Voices
  • From Abroad
  • The Interview
  • Review
National Identity

The launch of the Druk Journal is dedicated to the fourth Druk Gyalpo, His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, as...

The Sustainability of Bhutan – a Journal Conversation

Date June 24 2017 The Conversation on the “Sustainability of Bhutan” (Druk Journal 5) was attended by 47 participants...

Youth Matters – a Conversation

It is not even a town. It is a small settlement in Paro that you usually drive through in...

Conversation on the 2nd and 3rd Issues of the Druk Journal, 14th September 2016

The third issue of the Druk Journal, carrying the theme Bhutan and Modernity: Responding to Change, was released on...

Conversations on Identity, 28th April and 28th July 2015

The Druk Journal was launched on 28th April 2015 on the occasion of Zhabdrung Kuchoe, with the inaugural issue on National Identity...

Youth Matters – A Conversation in Paro

It is not even a town. It is a small settlement in Paro that you usually drive through in...

Report on the 3rd Druk Journal Conversation and Release of the 3rd Issue of the Journal

The third issue of the Druk Journal, carrying the theme Bhutan and Modernity: Responding to Change, was released on...

Youth Matters (Call for Writers for the 4th Issue of the Druk Journal)

The future of Bhutan lies in the hands of the Bhutanese youth. Does it? At a recent Druk Journal...