October 19, 2022
Brunei’s Sultan Made His First Visit to Bangladesh
By Kamal Uddin Ahmed
Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah’s visit to Bangladesh this week was part of a broader attempt to boost cooperation between the two nations.
September 29, 2022
Bangladesh’s Hilsa Fish Diplomacy
By Prarthana Sen
Every year, India’s Durga Puja festivities see a surge in demand for the fish from Bangladesh.
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.
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.