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Defence Exports Could Address the Gaps in India’s Foreign Engagements

India is set to export indigenous Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launchers (MBRL) to Armenia. The cost of this deal is estimated to be $250 million....

How Bangladesh Can Ensure a Free and Fair Election Using Electronic Voting Machine (EVM)?

Finally, the Election Commission has agreed to spend Tk. 8711 crore on the purchase of 2 lakh brand-new Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to be...

Pakistan-US Ties: The Complexities and Challenges

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif while addressing a reception at the US Embassy, Islamabad, on Sept. 29, 2022, stated that Pakistan’s ties with the...

Featuring ‘Ukraine War’ in the 77th UNGA Session: How Was Bangladesh Different?

War neither brings peace nor solution; rather brings endless woe and hardship. The whiff of the Ukraine war also is not different in this...

Why is the Aid Community Optimistic About the Bangladesh Economy?

Bangladesh is a development success story in South Asia, and the World Bank is proud of being a partner in the country’s development journey...

Pakistani Taliban is a Volcano Waiting to Erupt

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in June this year declared an indefinite ceasefire to facilitate peace talks being brokered by the Afghan Taliban. But there have...

Bangladesh’s Journey Towards Ensuring Labor Rights

Labor force plays a crucial role in Bangladesh’s development as the economy is labor intensive and still bottom-heavy. Workers are considered the human resources...

Politicians of South Asian Origin in the West: Increasing Clout Across the Political Spectrum

Individuals of South Asian origin in the West are generally favorably inclined towards left of center political outfits, be it the Democrats in the...

Hasina-Modi Summit 2022: Promoting the Idea of ‘Strategic Commodities’

The bilateral relations between Bangladesh and India are experiencing a new momentum. Notably, in the last decade the relations have been elevated to a...

Myanmar’s Violations of Border with Bangladesh: What Does It Mean?

Havel once said that in dealing with oppressive regimes, we need to try to understand them. The post-coup turmoil and the presence of destabilizing...

Hasina-Modi Summit 2022: Renewed Focus on Connectivity

Connectivity has recently gained popularity, with applications ranging from creating economically advantageous links to enhancing political and cultural ties. Strengthening regional and sub-regional collaboration...

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Defence Exports Could Address the Gaps in India’s Foreign Engagements

India is set to export indigenous Pinaka multi-barrel rocket...

UN Working Group on Disappearance Should Rethink Data Collection Method to Avoid Unwanted Mistakes

On Sept. 21, the United Nations Working Group on...

The Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria Kick Starts With a Swanky Ceremony in Sofia

This weekend’s opening ceremony in Sofia of a gas...

How Nord Stream Pipelines Helped Russia in Invading Ukraine

On the afternoon of Sept 26, the operators of...

Panama’s Problem: The Melting of the Arctic Ice Caps

The arctic is currently losing sea ice at an...