Granules & Geopolitics: Conflicts over Sand

Sand, the most abundant of all minerals, is present around us. After air and...

Indo-Pacific

What Does China Really Want?

The 73rd National Day of China on Oct. 1...

Economic Woes Ahead of China’s 20th Party Congress: What Can We Expect?

China faces internal economic challenges ahead of the 20th...

Beijing’s Scramble for Soft Power Resurrection

China's media sway and influence-seeking drive throughout the world...

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Granules & Geopolitics: Conflicts over Sand

Sand, the most abundant of all minerals, is present...

Defence Exports Could Address the Gaps in India’s Foreign Engagements

India is set to export indigenous Pinaka multi-barrel rocket...

UN Working Group on Disappearance Should Rethink Data Collection Method to Avoid Unwanted Mistakes

On Sept. 21, the United Nations Working Group on...

The Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria Kick Starts With a Swanky Ceremony in Sofia

This weekend’s opening ceremony in Sofia of a gas...

The Land of The Rising Militarism

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, in its budget request...

The US Factor in the China-Taiwan Imbroglio

Geographically, the island of Taiwan is separated from the...

Bangladesh Promotes Military Diplomacy for Peace and Stability in the Indo-Pacific Region

As the Indo-Pacific region represents the world’s economic and...

South Asia

Defence Exports Could Address the Gaps in India’s Foreign Engagements

India is set to export indigenous Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launchers (MBRL) to Armenia. The cost of this deal is estimated to be $250 million....

How Bangladesh Can Ensure a Free and Fair Election Using Electronic Voting Machine (EVM)?

Finally, the Election Commission has agreed to spend Tk. 8711 crore on the purchase of 2 lakh brand-new Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to be...

Pakistan-US Ties: The Complexities and Challenges

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif while addressing a reception at the US Embassy, Islamabad, on Sept. 29, 2022, stated that Pakistan’s ties with the...

Featuring ‘Ukraine War’ in the 77th UNGA Session: How Was Bangladesh Different?

War neither brings peace nor solution; rather brings endless woe and hardship. The whiff of the Ukraine war also is not different in this...

Why is the Aid Community Optimistic About the Bangladesh Economy?

Bangladesh is a development success story in South Asia, and the World Bank is proud of being a partner in the country’s development journey...

Pakistani Taliban is a Volcano Waiting to Erupt

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in June this year declared an indefinite ceasefire to facilitate peace talks being brokered by the Afghan Taliban. But there have...

Bangladesh’s Journey Towards Ensuring Labor Rights

Labor force plays a crucial role in Bangladesh’s development as the economy is labor intensive and still bottom-heavy. Workers are considered the human resources...

Politicians of South Asian Origin in the West: Increasing Clout Across the Political Spectrum

Individuals of South Asian origin in the West are generally favorably inclined towards left of center political outfits, be it the Democrats in the...

Hasina-Modi Summit 2022: Promoting the Idea of ‘Strategic Commodities’

The bilateral relations between Bangladesh and India are experiencing a new momentum. Notably, in the last decade the relations have been elevated to a...

Americas

The Only Game in Town

“Having been forced into being the only game in town, they (Federal Reserve) now find their destiny is no longer entirely or even mostly...

Medellin: A Saga of Civic Transformation

Medellin, Colombia, is the city that best exemplifies the revitalisation of a city. As a direct result of architects' efforts, the public's concept of...

Why are Cryptocurrencies Becoming Popular in Cuba?

A recent report by NBC News has revealed that more than 100,000 Cubans use cryptocurrencies for different purposes. Some use it for everyday activities,...

Europe

The Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria Kick Starts With a Swanky Ceremony in Sofia

This weekend’s opening ceremony in Sofia of a gas pipeline of geostrategic importance will surely irk Russian President Vladimir Putin. The...

How Nord Stream Pipelines Helped Russia in Invading Ukraine

On the afternoon of Sept 26, the operators of the Nord Stream pipeline noticed a significant fall in pressure in the...

Can Britain Escape Its Colonial Past?

The passing of Queen Elizabeth II generated a new opening in global outlook and debate on Britain's colonial past, creating a...

Assessing the Danger of Nuclear Accidents in Ukraine: The Case of Zaporizhzhia

No preamble is needed to elucidate the catastrophic upshots the world is undergoing in the aftermath of the military intervention of...

Southeast Asia

Is Myanmar’s Military Junta Losing Its Political and Military Influence?

The military junta in Myanmar has been facing a...

The Belligerence of Myanmar: How Should We Hold It Accountable?

The mounting bellicosity of Myanmar has heightened tensions in...

Philippines Foreign Policy Under Marcos Junior: Driven by Economic Interests and Pragmatism

US President Joe Biden and his Philippines counterpart Ferdinand...

Malaysia’s China Dilemma

Decades of progress are expected to yield the desired...

The Perils of Not Punishing a Pariah: Myanmar’s Challenge to the International System?

The recent string of violations of Bangladesh's airspace, and the increasingly hostile posture of Myanmar, bodes ill for the geopolitical stability of the region....

Middle East

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