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Bangladesh Reels Under Economic Crisis and Political Unrest
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.

Why Has India Missed Deadlines For Fencing the India-Bangladesh Border?
February 03, 2023

Why Has India Missed Deadlines For Fencing the India-Bangladesh Border?

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Fencing of the 4,097-km-long border began in 1986 but a 952-km-long stretch remains to be fenced.
Does Anyone Want to Solve the Rohingya Crisis?
February 02, 2023

Does Anyone Want to Solve the Rohingya Crisis?

By Anu Anwar
The long-simmering refugee crisis between Bangladesh and Myanmar is threatening to boil over into a conflict. But it seems none of the regional powers are paying attention.

What Does a New IMF Loan Mean for Bangladesh?
February 01, 2023

What Does a New IMF Loan Mean for Bangladesh?

By Ashraful Alam Chowdhury
The loan was largely a precautionary measure, but Bangladesh must ensure the additional funds truly benefit the economy over the long term.

Big Powers Battle for Influence in Bangladesh
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.

As US, China Fight Over Bangladesh, India Is the Real Winner
January 21, 2023

As US, China Fight Over Bangladesh, India Is the Real Winner

By Anu Anwar
New Delhi is quietly playing Beijing and Washington against one another without draining its own resources in the geopolitical battle for Bangladesh.

A Troubling Economic Trajectory in Bangladesh
January 13, 2023

A Troubling Economic Trajectory in Bangladesh

By Soumya Bhowmick
Bangladesh’s sensational growth story masks some concerning structural weaknesses that are now coming into play.
What Was Behind the Chinese Foreign Minister’s Midnight Stopover in Bangladesh?
January 11, 2023

What Was Behind the Chinese Foreign Minister’s Midnight Stopover in Bangladesh?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Ahead of his planned tour of African countries, Qin Gang made a surprise stop in Dhaka.

Boat Carrying 184 Rohingya Refugees Lands in Western Indonesia
January 09, 2023

Boat Carrying 184 Rohingya Refugees Lands in Western Indonesia

By Sebastian Strangio
The leaky wooden vessel is just the latest to reach the shores of Aceh, as more and more refugees undertake the dangerous ocean crossings.

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Boon or Bane?
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.

Prices Rose and Protests Convulsed South Asia in 2022
December 30, 2022

Prices Rose and Protests Convulsed South Asia in 2022

By Sudha Ramachandran
Depleting foreign exchange reserves forced several countries, including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, to turn to the IMF.
How Football Resurrected Argentina-Bangladesh Relations
December 22, 2022

How Football Resurrected Argentina-Bangladesh Relations

By Shafik A. Rahma
Bangladeshis’ passion for Argentina’s national team helped inspire Buenos Aires to reopen its embassy in Dhaka.

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