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Economy First, Geopolitics Second: A Case for Future US-Bangladesh Engagement

The past year has witnessed vigorous engagement between Bangladesh and the United States. The sanction imposed on Bangladesh by the United States undermined the...

From the Midnight Stopover to the Visit of Donald Lu: What Does It Mean for Bangladesh?

From the Byzantine Empire to the present-day Westphalian nation-state, diplomatic visits are the cornerstone of formulating and shaping foreign relations. Governments can facilitate cooperation...

Maldives’ Presidential Election and Possible Challenges for India

Indian foreign minister S. Jaishankar was on a three-day tour from Jan. 18 to Maldives and Sri Lanka. The visit was set to inaugurate...

ASEAN Summit 2022: How Did the Great Power Rivalry Play Out?

As the chair of the regional organization, Cambodia organized this year the 40th and 41st ASEAN (Association for South-East Asian Nations) summits from November...

Are India-China Military Talks Serving Their Purpose?

India and China are set to have yet another round of military talks as decided in the 25th edition of the Working Mechanism for...

The India-US Semiconductor Collaboration and its Possible Outcome

US wants to expand its partnerships on building semiconductors with like-minded countries like India and Taiwan. It has pledged to assist India in the...

G20: A Unique Opportunity for India in a Mad-bad World

Reaching another breakthrough in the year it completes 75 years of Independence, hosting the 18th G20 summit will be a stepping stone for India...

China Shaken by Protests Over Its Zero Covid Policy

It was a tiny incident, not captured by TV cameras, nor did it make headlines across the world. But it suggested a seismic shift...

US-China Summit May Prevent Putin-Style Misjudgment on the Taiwan Issue

On Nov. 14, President Joe Biden of the United States and President Xi Jinping of China met at the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia....

Empathetic Approach as a Precursor to Trust: Case of North Korea

Nuclear deterrence and nuclear proliferation have been heavily associated with North Korea, more so in the recent decade. The graph below displays the frequency...

Australia-Japan Security Pact: Implications on Regional Geopolitics

The recent Australia-Japan security pact is the best example of how states are entering into partnerships to address non-traditional security issues while countering the...

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Economy First, Geopolitics Second: A Case for Future US-Bangladesh Engagement

The past year has witnessed vigorous engagement between Bangladesh...

Settler Culture and Politics of Mass Shootings in the US

On Jan. 21, 2023, all hell broke loose in...

The Emerging Narco Bloc of West Asia

The manufacture and supply of the flagship drug Captagon...

Climate Action: The US Is Doing Its Part, Others Should Step up Too

The view that the US has been hypocritical in...

Myanmar’s Opium Boom Matters — Here’s Why

The UN just released a new report on the...