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Shafi Md Mostofa

Shafi Md Mostofa

Shafi Md Mostofa is an associate professor of world religions and culture at the University of Dhaka and an adjunct lecturer at the University of New England, Australia.

He is a theologian and security studies scholar with broad interests in political Islam, authoritarianism, modern South Asian history and politics, and international relations and the clash of civilizations. He has published extensively with Routledge, Springer, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, SAGE, and Wiley and Blackwell; and the journals: Politics and Religion, Politics and Policy, Perspectives on Terrorism, Asian and African Studies, and Peace and Conflict Review. His sole authored book published from Palgrave Macmillan in 2021 on “Islamist Militancy in Bangladesh: A Pyramid Root Cause Model.”

Mostofa did his PhD from the University of New England, Australia in 2020 with IPRA scholarship. He was awarded a Gold Medal by the President of Bangladesh for topping the MA examination in 2012 from the University of Dhaka. He contributes articles on Bangladeshi politics, religion, minority rights, human rights, and secularism.

Posts by Shafi Md Mostofa
March 23, 2023

Once Again, Teesta River Issue Roils Bangladesh-India Relations

By Shafi Md Mostofa
India is planning two additional canals that will draw water from the transboundary river, impacting water flows to Bangladesh.

March 07, 2023

Is Hindutva Justifying al-Qaida’s Ghazwa-e-Hind Narrative?

By Shafi Md Mostofa
The jihadist group is attacking Hindutva aggression in India in its publications.
February 23, 2023

Bangladesh Calls for Revision of Power Purchasing Deal With Adani

By Shafi Md Mostofa
New Delhi has distanced itself from a controversial and unequal deal between Adani Power and the Bangladesh Power Development Board.

February 03, 2023

Bangladesh Reels Under Economic Crisis and Political Unrest

By Shafi Md Mostofa
Dhaka has received little help from its development partners who are busy waging their geopolitical battles in the country.

January 24, 2023

Big Powers Battle for Influence in Bangladesh

By Shafi Md Mostofa
The South Asian country is being courted by the U.S., Russia, and China among others, and officials are making a beeline to Dhaka.

January 04, 2023

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Boon or Bane?

By Shafi Md Mostofa
Crime has risen as have unemployment and prices. But rehabilitation work among refugees has provided locals with jobs in NGOs.
December 19, 2022

Bangladesh Government Arrests Jamaat-e-Islami Chief for Extremist Links

By Shafi Md Mostofa
Political calculations rather than security imperatives seem to underlie the Awami League government’s decision.

December 11, 2022

Bangladesh’s Opposition Demands Government’s Resignation at Massive Dhaka Rally

By Shafi Md Mostofa
The Bangladesh Nationalist Party says it will boycott general elections if they are not held under a neutral caretaker government.

November 22, 2022

Government-Opposition Confrontation Looms in Bangladesh

By Shafi Md Mostofa
The ruling Awami League is concerned over the massive rally that the Bangladesh Nationalist Party has planned at Dhaka on December 10.

November 01, 2022

Bangladesh’s Opposition Mobilizes Against the Government

By Shafi Md Mostofa
The economic crisis has provided the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party with a stick to beat the ruling Awami League.

October 12, 2022

New Islamist Militant Outfit Emerges in Bangladesh

By Shafi Md Mostofa
Seven members of al-Qaida-affiliated Jama'atul Ansar Fil Hindal Sharqiya were arrested recently.
October 06, 2022

India Bans Popular Front of India and its Affiliates for Five Years

By Shafi Md Mostofa
An Islamist group that uses the grievance discourse to mobilize supporters, the PFI has over 500,000 members across India.

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