With the global and the regional power balances changing, new options for openings are available for both Pakistan and Bangladesh to use all the opportunities arising. Reforging a diplomatic and economic alliance between our two countries could be a priority.Read More »
Awami League party of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajid has won two-thirds majority in the country’s bloody and divisive elections on January 5. The almost one-party polls, following opposition’s boycott, are being described by much of Bangladeshi media as a farce. Election-related violence left 22 people dead while 150 polling stations were burned. More than 150 people …Read More »
Bangladesh: You Are Either with Mollah or Against Him!
In a fateful moment of our recent history, US President Bush had uttered ‘either you are with us or against us’. His words cast a spell on the world and condemned us all to a political myopia. We are since then stuck between these two choices. We find everything either black or white. Whichever of the two you are, …Read More »
China Sees Bangladesh’s Role in Southeast Asia
Recently, Bangladesh’s foreign minister Dipu Moni met her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing to push forward the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar economic corridor. The initiative follows China’s intensified co-operation with Pakistan in South Asia and recent Asian summits in which both President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang have been promoting a new “maritime Silk Road” and deeper economic co-operation with Southeast …Read More »