Bangladesh

September, 2019

  • 15 September

    Lebensraum in Reverse – Modi Hitlerian Apprentice

    Germany went to war against the Soviet Union mainly for “Lebensraum” (living room), territory needed for its national development. Modi is creating Lebensraum in reverse, pushing the minority population mainly Muslims, out to create space for the Hindu population. It will be interesting to see how Hasina Wajid deals with this, after all the deportees will have nowhere to go but Bangladesh.

May, 2019

  • 13 May

    Infrastructure and Energy Bind Bangladesh to China

    As China outstrips all other external investors in Bangladesh by a considerable margin, energy and infrastructure projects are tying the South Asian country ever more tightly to China.

January, 2019

  • 14 January

    Trade War Bad news for South Asia

    South Asia runs the grave risk of becoming caught in the US-China turf war and being forced into non-inclusive and unbalanced trade relations.

  • 7 January

    Bangladesh: A Case of Diminishing Oppositions

    There are only seven seats that the opposition political parties won in Bangladesh's December 30 parliamentary elections, setting a trend of diminishing parliamentary opposition. Many analysts in the South Asian nation wonder who will play as the opposition in the new parliament?" 

  • 7 January

    Hydro-Powering Peace in South Asia

    Policymakers in South Asia should consider that while proximate environmental conflicts are the key impediments to region's hydro projects, environmental factors can also be instrumental in building lasting peace.

April, 2018

  • 17 April

    View From Dhaka: Is India Losing a ‘Trusted’ Friend?

    India has been losing her neighbors to China, one by one. Bangladesh has remained untouched. Under no circumstances should India let China take political control of Bangladesh.

February, 2018

  • 24 February

    Why is Bangladesh Silencing Political Dissent?

    Former prime minister Khaleda Zia's trial lacked transparency and fairness. The court, many in Bangladesh believe, became a legal tool of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to silence, banish and physically remove her political opponents.

December, 2017

  • 2 December

    Bangladesh Can Get Something Out of This Mess

    Both China and India should wake up and take Bangladesh a little more seriously, says one analyst.

October, 2017

  • 24 October

    Bangladesh: What Strategic Defense Looks Like

    Bangladesh should be more interested in allying with the West for political, economic, and military assistance rather than narrow visions of the line of credit which benefits the creditor over the debtor.

August, 2017

  • 24 August

    Floods Catch Bangladesh Unprepared

    Bangladesh, lauded for disaster preparedness, reels as dozens of deaths occur in “non-flood prone” areas.