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Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan Stokes Bangladesh’s Terrorist Fears
August 26, 2021

Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan Stokes Bangladesh’s Terrorist Fears

By Subir Bhaumik
The secular government of Muslim-majority Bangladesh fears the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan will rejuvenate the violent radical Islamist ecosystem back home.

How Have Women Leaders Shaped South Asia’s Politics?
January 28, 2021

How Have Women Leaders Shaped South Asia’s Politics?

By Allia Bukhari
South Asia has elected its share of prominent women politicians. But what has that meant for gender equality and women's rights on the ground?
Connectivity Gaining Greater Currency in India-Bangladesh Relations
January 14, 2021

Connectivity Gaining Greater Currency in India-Bangladesh Relations

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Bangladesh has expressed interest in the India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway, despite slow progress made to date.

Bangladesh’s ‘Crossfire’ Culture Hits Home
September 04, 2020

Bangladesh’s ‘Crossfire’ Culture Hits Home

By Brad Adams
Bangladeshi security forces have allegedly extrajudicially killed over 2,400 people during Sheikh Hasina's decade in power.

Bangladesh Arrests Fugitive Killer of Independence Leader 
April 07, 2020

Bangladesh Arrests Fugitive Killer of Independence Leader 

By Associated Press
Abdul Majed, a former military captain, was arrested in Dhaka. It’s not clear when or how he returned to Bangladesh.

Japan’s Postponement of the Olympics: What Next?
March 28, 2020

Japan’s Postponement of the Olympics: What Next?

By Ankit Panda
Also, the hosts discuss the reactions to the spread of COVID–19 in South Asia.

Bangladesh’s Leader Urges All Citizens to Stay at Home to Slow Virus Spread
March 26, 2020

Bangladesh’s Leader Urges All Citizens to Stay at Home to Slow Virus Spread

By Associated Press
Dhaka is wary of an outbreak, but hasn’t yet instituted formal lockdown procedures as seen in neighboring India.
How Bangladesh Learned to Love the Belt and Road
July 22, 2019

How Bangladesh Learned to Love the Belt and Road

By Sudha Ramachandran
Dhaka has largely avoided the major pitfalls of China’s initiative while embracing the gains.

Time for the US to Stop Ignoring Bangladesh
March 12, 2019

Time for the US to Stop Ignoring Bangladesh

By Arafat Kabir
Neglecting Bangladesh is not going to help rebuild the country’s democracy.

Global Support Lets Bangladesh Prime Minister Withstand Election Concerns
January 05, 2019

Global Support Lets Bangladesh Prime Minister Withstand Election Concerns

By Julhas Alam
Despite election-related violence, congratulatory messages rolled in for Bangladesh Prime Minister-elect Sheikh Hasina.

Bangladesh's Awami League Wins Landslide Victory; Opposition Rejects Result
December 31, 2018

Bangladesh's Awami League Wins Landslide Victory; Opposition Rejects Result

By Julhas Alam and Emily Schmall
Sheikh Hasina has won a third term in an election the opposition candidate dismissed as “farcical.”
Attack on Opposition Leader’s Motorcade Adds to Pre-Election Violence in Bangladesh
December 15, 2018

Attack on Opposition Leader’s Motorcade Adds to Pre-Election Violence in Bangladesh

By Julhas Alam
The Jatiya Oikya Front accused supporters of the ruling Awami League of being behind the attack.

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