Connecting Regions of Asia.

Bangladesh’s Hindu Factor Decoded

It looks like a repeat of the countdown to the 2001 Bangladesh elections. The Awami League had come to power in 1996, for the first time in 20 years after the 1975 Bangladesh coup, in which Hasina’s father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was

India Can’t Overlook Myanmar

Since the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, the world’s attention, and that of India, have been focused on that country. Global leaders are busy discussing Afghanistan. The nation was the top agenda at the recent deliberations in the United

Can Hasina Do A Merkel ?

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina turned 75 on 28 September, well on her way to emulate outgoing German chancellor Angela Merkel, who has decided to step down after sixteen years in power.Hasina has been Prime Minister

USA Wise After Horses Have Bolted

US top diplomat Anthony Blinken finally got it right on Pakistan's Afghan game, reminding me of a Bengali proverb "chor palale budhi bareh" ( wise after theft).In the first public hearing in Congress about Afghanistan since last month's

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