Rohingya Bodies Found on Bangladesh Coast as Thousands Flee Myanmar

Rohingya Bodies Found on Bangladesh Coast as Thousands Flee Myanmar

Bangladeshi border guards have recovered at least two dozen bodies from the country’s shore in the past two days, as tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims make desperate attempts to flee the worst violence involving the Myanmar minority in at least five years. At the United Nations, the US ambassador to the world body, Nikki…

Gwadar and Chabahar Aren’t China and India’s Only “Dueling Ports”

Gwadar and Chabahar Aren’t China and India’s Only “Dueling Ports”

The “dueling ports” of Gwadar and Chabahar in Pakistani and Iranian Balochistan have come to symbolize the Great Power competition between China and India, respectively, but there are actually two more pairs of ports in the Bay of Bengal which are paid comparatively less attention to by most observers despite their high-level collective importance in…

Bangladesh: End Disappearances and Secret Detentions

Bangladesh: End Disappearances and Secret Detentions

Bangladesh law enforcement authorities have illegally detained hundreds of people since 2013, including scores of opposition activists, and held them in secret detention, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The Bangladesh government should immediately stop this widespread practice of enforced disappearances, order prompt, impartial, and independent investigations into these allegations, provide answers…

Bangladesh’s Breakout Plan

Bangladesh’s Breakout Plan

Please read Part I before this article Bangladesh can break out of India’s hegemonic grasp if its leadership recognizes the true nature of its geostrategic relationship with New Delhi and proactively takes steps to promote its own national interests as a result. Geostrategic Review Part I of the research advanced the argument that Bangladesh is…