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Bangladesh-France Bilateral Relations in 2023: Issues and Directions

Since February 1972, after France officially recognized Bangladesh as an independent nation, both countries have been relishing an efficacious relationship over the years. In...

Decoding Iran’s Strike and Pakistan’s Counter Strike in the Geopolitical Context

Iran's surprising missile strike in Panjgur, Balochistan, caught the entire nation off guard, especially at a time when Pakistanis harbored overwhelmingly positive sentiments towards...

Muizzu’s Maldivian Maritime Mess: India on a Strategic Tightrope

Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu made multiple geostrategic errors when he ordered the 80 Indian troops who had been stationed to leave the island nation...

Gun Versus Vote

Pakistan, a nation of 241 million people, voted a general election on February 8. The poll took place against the backdrop of economic crisis...

China-US Relations: The Need to Look Beyond Simplistic Prisms

There is not an iota of doubt, that the Washington-Beijing relationship has witnessed a downward spiral in recent years – especially in the aftermath...

A Comprehensive Defense Partnership: Interpreting Türkiye’s Role in Bangladesh’s Military Modernization Drive

On the 2024 Global Firepower Index, Bangladesh ranks 37th among 145 states of the world. In the previous year, the country ranked 40th on...

Rippling Collaborations: Nepal’s Hydropower Surge and the Bangladesh Connection

In a significant development towards regional energy collaboration, Bangladesh is on the brink of finalizing the import of 40 megawatts (MW) of hydropower from...

Bangladesh-India Trade Cooperation: Expanding Market for Mutual Benefit

India and Bangladesh share a strong bond based on their common history, language, and culture. India was quick to recognize Bangladesh and establish diplomatic...

Island Allure: Decoding India’s Call to “Explore Indian Islands” Amidst the Maldives Conundrum

In the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean, a captivating geopolitical narrative unfolds as India launches its 'Explore Indian Islands' campaign, intersecting with escalating...

India as an Emerging Energy Supplier to the EU: Major Factors

Since the start of the Russia-Ukraine war in February 2022, energy trade (especially oil) between Russia and India has increased unexpectedly. Before the beginning...

Flight to Progress: Japan’s Pivotal Role in Bangladesh’s Aviation Renaissance

In a significant move towards fortifying bilateral ties, Bangladesh and Japan inked an agreement on Dec. 24, 2023, marking Japan's commitment to supporting Bangladesh's...

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Bangladesh-France Bilateral Relations in 2023: Issues and Directions

Since February 1972, after France officially recognized Bangladesh as...

Phenomenon ‘Pork Barrel’ Politics in Indonesia

Recently, Indonesian people have been shocked by the film...

Why Muslim Countries Are Holding Back Against Israeli Aggression

The Israeli government has been bombing Gaza for some...

EU Interest Towards Indo-Pacific Through IORA

On Jan. 30, 2024, the European Union (EU) officially...

Decoding Iran’s Strike and Pakistan’s Counter Strike in the Geopolitical Context

Iran's surprising missile strike in Panjgur, Balochistan, caught the...