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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...

South Korea’s Local Elections Underscore a Political Shift

On June 13, for the first time since the thaw in inter-Korean relations earlier this year, South Koreans went to the polls. They voted...

Geopolitical and Economic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative

The One Belt One Road (OBOR) or the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an ambitious project initiated by the Chinese president Xi Jinping....

Will Current Scare over China Influence Develop into Global New McCarthyism?

In recent years, China has been moving to reshape the new world order to become what is described as “an illiberal state seeking leadership...

Vatican and China Deal: A Microcosm of Control

The Vatican and the Chinese government experienced difficulties in their relationship following the successful capture of power by the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) after...

The Geopolitics Behind the Tiananmen Square Incident

The year was 1989. Hu Yaobang, the former chairman and General Secretary of the People's Republic of China, passed away suddenly after suffering from...

The 1992 Consensus is the only Way Forward for Tsai’s Taiwan

Burkina Faso announced on the 24th May 2018, that it would drop diplomatic ties with the Republic of China (Taiwan) and become the latest...

Changing Dynamics of China-Japan Relationship: Why New Delhi Should Closely Observe

US President Donald Trump's insular economic policies – specifically the imposition of tariffs on Aluminium and Steel, and his lack of coherence on complex...

Three Sides of a Triangular Relation: India, China and the US

The India-China-US strategic triangle is going to be the most important defining factor in the geopolitical history of the twenty-first century. The United States...

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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...