ifty-one years ago Pakistan split into two parts within 24 years of its existence. The tragedy of the Fall of Dacca in 1971 is still fresh in sensitive hearts. Unfortunately, in Pakistan even today the discussion goes only on regarding who was responsible for this debacle – the Army or the politicians? Pakistanis are so engrossed in their own internal …Read More »
The Looming Climate-security Crisis in South Asia
Extreme weather has been called a ‘threat multiplier’ — feeding into existing social and political problems and making them even worse.Read More »
Questions over Russia-funded Nuclear Power Plant in Bangladesh
Officials are preparing to make up for an electricity shortfall if sanctions delay completion of the Rooppur nuclear power plant.Read More »
Why Did the US Slap Sanctions on Bangladesh’s Elite Force?
The Bangladesh authorities believe that the US sanctions are part of geopolitics while the US version is that its national security interests have been threatened by the Rapid Action Battalion undermining the rule of law, human rights, fundamental freedoms and economic prosperity of the people of Bangladesh.Read More »
Association of Eastern States of South Asia: Part-I
Instead of helping to alleviate the miseries of its poor neighbor, desperately keeping its head (literally) above the rising waters, Indian machinations in Bangladesh know no end. More than anything else, India’s undue interference has contributed to increasing the poverty and suffering of the Bangladeshi people.Read More »
Bangladeshis Seek Friendly Relations with Pakistan
Public opinion is witnessing a monumental shift in Bangladesh in favor of Pakistan. One country that seems to be the biggest loser is India. Here is how Bangladeshis justify their increasing embrace of Pakistan, which they considered an enemy for a generation.Read More »
View from Bangladesh: How Grateful is India?
One Bangladeshi writer laments how India disrespects his nation despite it being grateful for Delhi's help in his country's liberation war. "Our neighboring nation should have had a more mature attitude after all these years," he says.Read More »
Bangladeshi Importers Ban Indian Goods in a Tit-for-Tat Move
Bangladesh has banned imports from India via land route following New Delhi's refusal to allow Bangladeshi trucks bring in goods. Bangladeshi traders complain, the Indian ban is causing them heavy losses.Read More »
View from Bangladesh: India’s Need for Soul Searching
India’s relations with its South Asian neighbors are on a free fall at present while their own relations with China are on an upward trajectory. The freefall in India’s relations with its South Asian neighbors has come at a time when ironically prime minister Narendra Modi has been pursuing a ‘neighbors first’ policy in his second term; an irony indeed.Read More »
What is Stoking Nepal-India Tensions?
A full-blown war remains a distant possibility, because India is in no position in the new strategic realities to assert its military muscles against Nepal.Read More »