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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...

Japan-Australia Security Cooperation

At the annual Australia-Japan Leaders Meeting held in Perth, Australia on Oct. 22, 2022, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Australian Prime Minister Anthony...

Minilateralism in the Indo-Pacific: Is It the Future?

There is a drastic shift in the Indo-Pacific region's geopolitical landscape following China's rise and its ensuing rivalry with the United States. The menace...

The US-China “Thucydides Trap” and India

Xi Jinping has been confirmed as General Secretary of the ruling Communist Party of China for a historic third term, after a week-long political...

Taiwan’s Energy Issue: The Battle Between the Self and the Neighbor

The year 2022 gave international attention to two relatively less-known political entities: Ukraine and Taiwan. Xi Jinping's claim that it will not shy away...

Deconstructing North Korea’s Obsession with Nuclear Weapons Through Realism

Realism as an international relations theory puts securing the state's survival as the primary objective of nation-states. In an anarchic world, uncertainty surrounds a...

Chinese Digital Threat to Malaysia and the Region

Malaysia remains high on China's radar in the realm of digital economy and derivation of interests to its strategic calculations. Beijing's Belt and Road...

The 20th Party Congress Of CCP: Exploring the Possibility Of China Falling into the Tacitus Trap

In 2007, Professor Pan Zhichang from the School of Journalism and Communication at Nanjing University, China, wrote a book where he grappled with a...

What Does China Really Want?

The 73rd National Day of China on Oct. 1 brings a new reflection on its global purpose. Its future orientations remain mired in both...

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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...