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Myanmar’s Conflict Reaches the Doorstep of Bangladesh’s Saint Martin’s Island

Myanmar’s Conflict Reaches the Doorstep of Bangladesh’s Saint Martin’s Island

By Saqlain Rizve
Boat transportation to the island has been suspended following gunfire from Myanmar, once again dragging Dhaka into its neighbor's civil war.

Will the Congress Party’s Strategy Against the BJP Work For the Bangladesh Nationalist Party?

Will the Congress Party’s Strategy Against the BJP Work For the Bangladesh Nationalist Party?

By Saqlain Rizve
The BNP lacks leadership on the ground in Bangladesh and the political environment it faces is far more repressive than that in India.
India-Bangladesh Relationship Under Modi 3.0 Won’t Change, But …

India-Bangladesh Relationship Under Modi 3.0 Won’t Change, But …

By Ali Riaz
Whether the Indian opposition will use its power to scrutinize Modi’s regional foreign policy and India-Bangladesh relations remains to be seen.

Low Voter Turnout, Apathy Mar Bangladesh’s Local Elections

Low Voter Turnout, Apathy Mar Bangladesh’s Local Elections

By Saqlain Rizve
A number of factors, including perceived electoral irregularities, a lack of genuine competition, and disenchantment with local governance, has eroded public trust in the electoral process.

Bangladesh’s Vulnerable Coastlines on the Frontline of Climate Effects

Bangladesh’s Vulnerable Coastlines on the Frontline of Climate Effects

By Parvez Uddin Chowdhury
Experts say the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove in the world, pays a price as it serves as a first line of defense against cyclones.

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What Drives People From ‘Booming’ Bangladesh to Migrate?

What Drives People From ‘Booming’ Bangladesh to Migrate?

By Mubashar Hasan
Under authoritarian rule, a small group of people have turned enormously rich. The rest have been pushed out of the growth bubble and forced to migrate abroad.

Teesta River Project Pushes Bangladesh Into China-India Cold War

Teesta River Project Pushes Bangladesh Into China-India Cold War

By Kamal Uddin Mazumder
India has suddenly announced its interest in funding the project, hoping to box China out of involvement. That puts Dhaka in a tough spot.
US Sanctions Retired Bangladeshi Army Chief, But It Will Have Little Impact

US Sanctions Retired Bangladeshi Army Chief, But It Will Have Little Impact

By Saqlain Rizve
With General Ahmed no longer in active service, the sanctions' direct impact is limited, serving more as a symbolic gesture than a catalyst for significant reform.

Jabin Jacob on China’s Growing Influence in South Asia

Jabin Jacob on China’s Growing Influence in South Asia

By Sudha Ramachandran
“Chinese influence has only encouraged instability in Nepalese politics.”

Why Is Bangladesh Seeking a $5 Billion Soft Loan From China?

Why Is Bangladesh Seeking a $5 Billion Soft Loan From China?

By Ali Riaz
An unaccountable governance system will keep the conditions of the loan hidden.

China-Bangladesh Military Exercises Signal Shifting Geopolitical Landscape

China-Bangladesh Military Exercises Signal Shifting Geopolitical Landscape

By Saqlain Rizve
China has announced the first-ever joint military exercises with Bangladesh to be held early this month. Should India worry?
Why Bangladesh’s Kuki National Front is Cause for Concern

Why Bangladesh’s Kuki National Front is Cause for Concern

By Maruf Hasan Rumi
There are Kuki-Chin militant groups active in Bangladesh, India and Myanmar, and they pose a threat to regional security and stability.

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