South Asia

CPEC and Third Party Participation: Are Beijing and Islamabad on the Same Page?

During his recent two-day official visit to Turkey Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif proposed trilateral cooperation between Pakistan, China and Turkey under the umbrella...

Bangladesh Should Persist in Implementing the Teesta Project Amidst Geopolitical Concerns

Transboundary water disputes are nothing new in world politics. For hundreds of years, they have been recurring between or among the states all across...

Strengthening EU-Bangladesh Relations Through EU-Bangladesh First Political Dialogue

Since the earliest interactions between European institutions and the newly independent nation in 1973, relations between the EU and Bangladesh have been improving for...

The Misconstrued Economic Plight of Pakistan

The last few months have been quite a rigmarole through a warren of economic (and political) challenges. We should have expected a rocky road...

Clima Active in Climate Change

The 17th G20 Summit recently concluded in Bali, Indonesia. The summit had the theme ‘Pulih Bersama, Bangkit Perkasa’ (Recover Together, Recover Stronger). With the...

KNF — A New Threat to Regional Security?

Bangladesh has launched a much-needed operation against Kuki-Chin National Front (KNF) in the Chittagong hill tract for a while now. For the last 6...

The Limits of Pakistan’s Balancing Act

Pakistan has been going through political and economic dire straits. Nearly 80 districts of Pakistan were worst hit by the floods in September 2022,...

Why the Hazara Genocide Matters?

On Sept. 30, 2022, a suicide bomber struck Kaaj Educational Center in Kabul’s Dasht-e Barchi neighbourhood, where nearly 300 young students, mostly girls, were...

What Does the Bangladesh-Myanmar Border Guards Meeting Mean for Rohingya Repatriation?

On Oct. 30, a flag meeting between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) was held at Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar...

Global Hunger Index 2022: Bangladesh’s Success in South Asia

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a peer-reviewed yearly assessment report meant to thoroughly measure and monitor hunger at the global, regional, and national...

Recent Instability in Bangladesh-Myanmar Border: Implications for Rohingya Repatriation and Responses

Bangladesh is hosting 1.2 million Rohingyas for more than five years. Due to the atrocities carried out by Myanmar authorities in August 2017 Rohingyas...

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CPEC and Third Party Participation: Are Beijing and Islamabad on the Same Page?

During his recent two-day official visit to Turkey Pakistan...

Why Is Myanmar on the Blacklist of FATF?

An international watchdog has added Myanmar to its blacklist...

Bangladesh Should Persist in Implementing the Teesta Project Amidst Geopolitical Concerns

Transboundary water disputes are nothing new in world politics....

China Shaken by Protests Over Its Zero Covid Policy

It was a tiny incident, not captured by TV...

Strengthening EU-Bangladesh Relations Through EU-Bangladesh First Political Dialogue

Since the earliest interactions between European institutions and the...