Politics

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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Currency Politics in Global Financial System: Perspective from Bangladesh

Currency Politics in Global Financial System: Perspective from Bangladesh Question:  “How does currency affect the global political landscape? What does it mean for Bangladesh?”  Professor Shahab Enam Khan [1]:   “Now, currency politics is a major issue in international affairs, particularly since it is dominated by three power centers.  One is obviously the US, which is …

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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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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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Geopolitical Importance of the Greater East Asia: An Analysis

Badirujjaman Geopolitical Important Issues of the Greater East Asia: An Analysis Introduction: Greater East Asia refers to present-day East Asia and Southeast Asia. This greater region is very important in understanding international relations. This greater region has been significant geopolitically since history, from the Ming Dynasty to emerging competitors like China and the USA. Like …

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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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Relevancy of Clausewitz’ On War in the 21st Century

July 30, 2023 Badirujjaman Relevancy of Clausewitz’ On War in the 21st Century “War is an act of force to compel an enemy to do our will”, said by a great Prussian General and military theorist Carl Philip Gottfried Von Clausewitz  Carl von Clausewitz: “War is an act of force to compel an enemy to …

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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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United States vs. China: Who will win the battle for hegemonic position?

July 23, 2023 Md. Toufik Ahmed United States vs. China: Who will win the battle for hegemonic position?   In recent years, one belt, one road, the South China Sea issue, the US-China trade war, the Wuhan lab leak conspiracy, the Taiwan issue, etc., have been the bones of contention between the two major powers …

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Britain’s Dream of Global Britain- Possibility and Challenges

22 July, 2023 Kaniz Fatima Kanon Britain’s Dream of Global Britain- Possibility and Challenges Introduction.  The European Union is an economic and political union of 27 countries located in the European region. April 19, 1951 Germany, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands jointly sign European Coal and Steel Community agreement.  The Treaty of Rome …

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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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Military Industrial Complex: An Introduction

Badirujjaman July 18, 2023 Military Industrial Complex: An Introduction Dwight Eisenhower, an ex-military Republican President of the USA, in his 1961 Farewell Address was the first to express concern about the impact of the ‘conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry’, which, he noted, was ‘new in American experience’. He alerted …

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International Security Studies: An Introduction

International Security Studies: An Introduction July 20, 2023 Badirujjaman International system, as per realist and liberalist, is anarchic. This anarchic atmosphere demonstrates as the soul of security concern and emphasises the necessary of military adoption to securitize state’s both internal and external possession. But often the competition of military preparedness in the form of ‘Arms …

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