South Asia

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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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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Rethinking Health Security in South Asia: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Badirujjaman Rethinking the health security in South Asia: Lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic   The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting the lives of millions globally, and South Asian people are one of them. In South Asia, cases are rising, doubling almost every week. Many policies, tough or soft, have been taken by the countries of South …

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Bangladeshi Migrant Workers’ Rights within Bangladesh’s Foreign Policy Context

Lamia afrin Bangladeshi Migrant Workers’ Rights within Bangladesh’s Foreign Policy Context In the era of globalization, the number of migrant workers is increasing day by day. Bangladeshi migrant workers are migrating mainly to the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Europe, and North America. Migrant workers and human rights are inextricably linked. Because migrant workers are human …

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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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Evolution of Bengali Nationalism in Bangladesh: A Historical Analysis

Tanzeem Hossain Asif East Pakistani People Protest against Muhammad Ali Zinnah’s Declaration of Installing Urdu as the Single Official Language of Pakistan. Evolution of Bengali Nationalism in Bangladesh: A Historical Analysis The concept of nationalism is quite novel compared to other elements of international relations. But nationalism has been the driver for the biggest change in the history …

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South Asian Regional Integration and SAARC: Roles and Challenges for Bangladesh

Badirujjaman South Asian Regional Integration and SAARC: Roles and Challenges for Bangladesh Regional integration is initiated when neighboring countries identify some areas where they can cooperate with one another, and these areas refer to regional public goods such as energy, infrastructure, and the environment; regional traditional and non-traditional security threats such as territorial overtaking, 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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The Manipuris of Bangladesh: A Comparative Study of Popular Perceptions of Ethno-national Identity

August 02, 2023 The Manipuris of Bangladesh: A Comparative Study of Popular Perceptions of Ethno-national Identity Israt Jahan Akhi Introduction Ethnicity is comparatively a new term in English. Ethnic identity plays crucial role to understand the tendency of the formation of national identity of a particular group of people. A country can be consisted of …

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Regional Integration and Economic Development in South Asia: Opportunities and Challenges​

Badirujjaman July 18, 2023 Regional Integration and Economic Development in South Asia: Opportunities and Challenges Introduction:  Regional integration is commenced when neighboring countries identify some areas where they co-operate with one another, and this areas referring regional public goods such as energy, infrastructure, and the environment; regional traditional and non-traditional security threats such as territorial …

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Politico-Military History of Bangladesh Liberation War Strategy ​

Lamia Afrin July 21, 2023 Politico-Military History of Bangladesh Liberation War Strategy  Introduction:            Strategic history is the history that helps us to understand concerning the full and proper meaning of the concept of strategy. It is the history of the influence of the use, and threat of use, of politically …

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Communal Fake news during Covid-19: Indian Perspective

Prithula Prosun Puja July 14, 2023 Communal Fake News in South Asia During COVID-19: Indian Case Study The age of digital communication has gifted us an upsurge of social networking which implies some special drawbacks on public communications. Due to rapid propagation of digital contents on social sites, misinformation, or rumor are chasing weal or …

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RELOCATION Of ROHINGYA PEOPLE IN BHASAN CHAR: ‘NEW HOME’ OR ‘CONCENTRATION’

Zakia Ahsan July 16, 2023 RELOCATION OF ROHINGYA PEOPLE IN BHASAN CHAR: ‘NEW HOME’ OR ‘CONCENTRATION’ From current view of international politics after the Syria crisis, one of the most concerning issues is the Rohingya crisis. This crisis is considered the world’s greatest humanitarian crisis. It was started in August 2017.  Thousands of families fled …

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