India’s ‘Military Diplomacy’ Has Been a Mixed Bag of Success

India’s ‘Military Diplomacy’ Has Been a Mixed Bag of Success

India’s practice of “military diplomacy” in holding joint drills with a variety of Great Powers and regional states has been a mixed bag of success since the former has resulted in sending positive signals about “multi-alignment” while the latter risks fueling the fears of the domestic political opposition in those states that the South Asian…

Bangladesh’s Neo-Colonial Bondage to India Is at Risk of Breaking

Bangladesh’s Neo-Colonial Bondage to India Is at Risk of Breaking

The nationwide outrage that erupted following the mob lynching of a student who criticized his Indian-backed government’s recent lopsided deals with New Delhi earlier this month and the Bangladeshi military killing a member of the Indian “Border Security Force” in self-defense last week suggest that Bangladesh’s neo-colonial bondage to India is at risk of breaking,…

China’s BRI-plomacy Can Facilitate a Rapprochement Between Myanmar & Bangladesh

China’s BRI-plomacy Can Facilitate a Rapprochement Between Myanmar & Bangladesh

China’s active diplomatic efforts in trying to resolve the “Rohingya” issue can facilitate a rapprochement between Myanmar and Bangladesh that strengthens their trilateral cooperation through the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) and secures a second corridor for Beijing to the Afro-Asian (“Indian”) Ocean complementing the one that it’s already pioneered through the global pivot state…

Bangladesh’s Elevated Role in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

Bangladesh’s Elevated Role in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit China from July 3 to 5, during which time she’s expected to ink several agreements focusing mostly on power generation and economic cooperation, according to her country’s media. The South Asian state has always enjoyed excellent relations with China and has recently become one of its largest overseas…

Bangladesh Is Using Pakistan as a Bogeyman to Delegitimize Popular Protests

Bangladesh Is Using Pakistan as a Bogeyman to Delegitimize Popular Protests

Bangladesh’s claim to have busted a secret ISI operation to fund the BNP opposition party should be taken with a grain of salt because the country’s pro-Indian ruling party has an interest in using Pakistan as a bogeyman to delegitimize popular protests and distract from the organic Hybrid War tensions that the state itself is…

Will the World Help the Rohingya to Attain Justice?

Will the World Help the Rohingya to Attain Justice?

Just over a year ago, many of our Rohingya brothers and sisters endured what the UN now says constituted genocide.  Tens of thousands were slaughtered by the brutal Burmese military, which stripped them of their citizenship decades earlier, and hundreds of thousands fled for neighbouring Bangladesh, where most now remain in makeshift camps in Cox’s…