Foreign Policy

Maritime Realpolitik: Concept and Key Issue

Maritime realpolitik refers to the application of pragmatic and strategic considerations in the realm of maritime affairs. It involves the pursuit of national interests through maritime policies, strategies, and actions, often in a competitive or even confrontational manner. This concept encompasses a range of issues including territorial disputes, navigation rights, resource extraction, naval capabilities, and …

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The US Hegemony in A New Multipolar World

Is the US declining as a hegemon, and will the Russian-Ukrainian war lead the world to a new world order? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O0KGFR6IjA Question:  “Is the US declining as a hegemon, and will the Russian-Ukrainian war lead the world to a new world order?”    Prof. Shahab Enam Khan: “It is not about declining hegemons; rather, it …

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Democratic versus Authoritarian structure of Foreign Policy Decision Making: A Comparative Analysis

Badirujjaman Democratic versus Authoritarian structure of Foreign Policy Decision Making: which one is better and effective? Introduction Generally, foreign policy refers to some artificial policies prescribed over the concerns or interests of the states. Foreign policy analysis is the study of these policies. It helps us to understand and examine the various reasons why policies are …

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Chinese “One Country, Two State Systems” Policy: An Overview

One Country, two state systems Policy: Hong Kong-China Ties Explained Chinese President Xi Jinping and Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam exchange handshakes. Badirujjaman “One country, two state systems” policy is one of the recently developed concepts of administration. The concept “One Country, Two Systems,” also called the scientific method of administration according to Chinese …

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Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) and Bangladesh: An Overview

Badirujjaman Chinese Belt & Road Initiative (BRI): Perspective From Bangladesh BRI started with its initial plan to connect China with Central Asia, East Asia, and Europe. Over time, BRI has developed its maritime Vision, named String of Pearls, which encompasses other regions of the world, i.e., Africa, South Asia, and Latin America. The project commenced …

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China as a Hegemon in the Asia-Pacific Region: An Evaluation

Lamia Afrin Is China a Hegemon in the Asia-Pacific Region? An Evaluation “Hegemony” is a core and central idea of political science and international relations. Not only as a material for study but also as a fact in international politics. No one can deny the importance of it. China, being the most populated country and …

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Evolution of the foreign policy of Bangladesh: Challenges and Opportunities

Badirujjaman Evolution of the foreign policy of Bangladesh   Introduction Today’s world is an interconnected world. Here is the basic idea of internationalism: the states conduct their external relations on political objectives or national interests. And acquiring such objectives states require to formulate some national policies—foreign policies. Here, foreign policy refers to a state’s external policies.  …

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Israel: The New Equation of the Middle East​

August 07, 2023 Badirujjaman Israel: The New Equation of the Middle East Introduction:  One of the most important events in modern Middle Eastern history is the establishment of Israel and its consequences for Arab-Israeli conflicts.  “The promised land” remains the validity point for Israel’s every dehumanization and destruction of human security in the region, and …

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Strategy || Dimension of Strategy || US War on Terror

AUGUST 10, 2023 Lamia Afrin Strategy || Dimension of Strategy || US War on Terror Introduction Global war on terrorism is an international military and political activities launched by the USA government (George W. Bush) after the 9/11 attacks. Strategy is a plan or goal that uses various tactics to achieve.  It is basically the …

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Sino-India rivalry & Future of South Asian Geopolitics

July 28, 2023 Jannat Sultana Sino-India border rivalry & Future of South Asian Geopolitics Introduction: India & China are neighboring countries in Asia. Both of the countries have the largest population & military forces in the world. They also have nuclear weapons. India & China have one of the world’s longest disputed borders & areas which …

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Economic diplomacy of Bangladesh: Opportunities and Challenges

Moss. Mitu Mony July 20, 2023 Economic Diplomacy : Opportunities and Challenges for Bangladesh Introduction:  The concept of diplomacy is crucial to understanding international relations. It consists of the techniques and procedures for conducting relations among states. Certainly, diplomacy remains the only normal means for conducting international relations and the opposite is war.  It embraces …

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