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A Thorn in Pakistan-Bangladesh Relations
November 29, 2021

A Thorn in Pakistan-Bangladesh Relations

By Asif Muztaba Hassan
Fifty years after the Bangladesh liberation war, Pakistan remains reluctant to apologize for the horrific violence it unleashed on millions of Bangladeshis.

Bangladesh Sends Hundreds More Rohingya Refugees to Island
November 25, 2021

Bangladesh Sends Hundreds More Rohingya Refugees to Island

By Julhas Alam
Dhaka says that the relocation of refugees to the low-lying island is a temporary arrangement; they will eventually have to return to Myanmar.
Climate Change Through the Lens of Bangladesh
November 22, 2021

Climate Change Through the Lens of Bangladesh

By Sheikh Hasina
Bangladesh is especially affected by negative effects of climate change and can function as role model to the developed and developing world.

COP26 Finds Its Scapegoats – India and China
November 17, 2021

COP26 Finds Its Scapegoats – India and China

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
The main story at the end of the climate change meet should have been the lack of ambition of the advanced nations and their non-fulfilment of climate finance pledges.

South Asia Is Caught in a Majoritarian Whirlpool
November 15, 2021

South Asia Is Caught in a Majoritarian Whirlpool

By Mohamed Zeeshan
The pandemic, rising prices and food shortages have thrown up challenges for governments, and majoritarianism is an easy way to divert public attention from domestic woes.

Bangladesh-France Relations: PM Hasina’s Visit and Future Prospects
November 11, 2021

Bangladesh-France Relations: PM Hasina’s Visit and Future Prospects

By MD Mufassir Rashid
Can Bangladesh and France take ties to the next level?

Awami League Set to Win Vote Boycotted by Rivals
November 09, 2021

Awami League Set to Win Vote Boycotted by Rivals

By Julhas Alam
This will enable Bangladesh’s ruling party to consolidate its position ahead of the next general elections slated for 2023.
The BRI in Bangladesh: ‘Win-Win’ or a ‘Debt Trap’?
November 09, 2021

The BRI in Bangladesh: ‘Win-Win’ or a ‘Debt Trap’?

By Shaikh Abdur Rahman
Bangladesh's prudent, selective engagement with China's Belt and Road has helped Dhaka avoid the debt problems that plague other South Asian participants.

Will Bangladesh Benefit by Joining RCEP?
November 05, 2021

Will Bangladesh Benefit by Joining RCEP?

By Asif Muztaba Hassan
At the very least, the economic partnership will enable Dhaka to get duty-free or low-tariff access to much larger markets.

How Cross-Border Crime Ensnares and Endangers Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
November 05, 2021

How Cross-Border Crime Ensnares and Endangers Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

By MD Mufassir Rashid
A porous border and a population of desperate refugees are creating a security nightmare in Cox's Bazar.

Bangladesh Bears the Cost of Climate Change
November 04, 2021

Bangladesh Bears the Cost of Climate Change

By Julhas Alam and Aniruddha Ghosal
A country of about 160 million, Bangladesh has historically contributed a fraction of the world's emissions but is being devastated by climate change.
Violence in Bangladesh Triggers Tensions in Indian Border State
November 02, 2021

Violence in Bangladesh Triggers Tensions in Indian Border State

By Ruwa Shah and Ahmer Khan
Following violence against Hindus in Bangladesh, Muslims in bordering Indian states are facing increasing pressure and harassment. 

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