June 17, 2022
Another Anti-India Wave Sweeps Bangladesh
By Shafi Md Mostofa
Despite mass demonstrations protesting the comments by BJP leaders defaming the Prophet, the Awami League government has remained silent.
February 26, 2022
Dynasties’ Daughters and Martyrs’ Widows: Female Leaders and Gender Inequality in Asia
By Mark R. Thompson
The relatively large number of female leaders in Asia appears surprising given their general paucity globally.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.