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Inflation, Unrest Challenge Bangladesh’s ‘Miracle Economy’
September 23, 2022

Inflation, Unrest Challenge Bangladesh’s ‘Miracle Economy’

By Julhas Alam
Although Bangladesh’s situation is nowhere nearly as severe as Sri Lanka's, it faces similar troubles: excessive spending, corruption and cronyism, and a weakening trade balance.
Tensions Escalate Along Bangladesh-Myanmar Border
September 21, 2022

Tensions Escalate Along Bangladesh-Myanmar Border

By Shafi Md Mostofa
Shelling from Myanmar into the Bangladeshi side of the border has increased in recent weeks, resulting in death and injuries to Rohingya.

A Teesta River Water-Sharing Deal Is Critical for Bangladesh-India Ties    
September 13, 2022

A Teesta River Water-Sharing Deal Is Critical for Bangladesh-India Ties    

By P.K. Balachandran
Brushing the issue under the carpet would be unwise for the long-term health of the relationship.

Sheikh Hasina’s Visit to Delhi Disappoints Bangladesh
September 09, 2022

Sheikh Hasina’s Visit to Delhi Disappoints Bangladesh

By Shafi Md Mostofa
Seven MoUs were signed during the Bangladeshi prime minister’s visit but no progress was made on clinching a deal on the Teesta.

India, Bangladesh Sign Pact on Sharing Waters of Kushiyara River
September 06, 2022

India, Bangladesh Sign Pact on Sharing Waters of Kushiyara River

By Associated Press
However, the visiting Bangladeshi PM could not clinch a deal on the sharing of the more important Teesta River.
Bangladesh Parties Turn to Political Opportunism as Elections Draw Close
August 24, 2022

Bangladesh Parties Turn to Political Opportunism as Elections Draw Close

By Shafi Md Mostofa
With Islamists displaying support for secular celebrations and secular parties burnishing their Islamist credentials, is Bangladesh heading toward political syncretism or hybridization?

Five Years On, the Rohingya Refugee Crisis Has No Resolution in Sight
August 23, 2022

Five Years On, the Rohingya Refugee Crisis Has No Resolution in Sight

By Sebastian Strangio
A new briefing from the International Crisis Group makes clear the extent of the challenges facing a resolution to the long-running humanitarian emergency.
What’s Wrong With the Indian Government’s Narrative on Refugees?
August 19, 2022

What’s Wrong With the Indian Government’s Narrative on Refugees?

By Arkoprabho Hazra
Narrative-building as part of the 75th independence celebrations suggests India as a welcoming place for refugees. The reality is much different.

Wang Yi Describes Bangladesh as Strategic Development Partner
August 08, 2022

Wang Yi Describes Bangladesh as Strategic Development Partner

By Julhas Alam
During his visit to Dhaka, the Chinese foreign minister raised duty-free access of Bangladeshi products and services to Chinese markets.

Bangladesh Tightens Its Belt as Forex Crisis Looms
August 04, 2022

Bangladesh Tightens Its Belt as Forex Crisis Looms

By Shafi Md Mostofa
In addition to seeking a $4.5 billion loan from the IMF, the government is taking measures to cut down on foreign exchange spending.

Why Was Hefazat-e-Islam Silent on ‘Blasphemous’ Remarks by BJP Officials?
July 20, 2022

Why Was Hefazat-e-Islam Silent on ‘Blasphemous’ Remarks by BJP Officials?

By Shafi Md Mostofa
The Bangladeshi Islamist group appears to be prioritizing the release of its jailed leaders and is avoiding antagonizing the government at present.
Bangladesh’s Padma Bridge Built Against All Odds
July 01, 2022

Bangladesh’s Padma Bridge Built Against All Odds

By Shafi Md Mostofa
Will the multi-purpose bridge, which is expected to boost the economy, yield electoral and political dividend for the ruling Awami League?

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